Situated in the Rehavia neighborhood of Jerusalem, this apartment belongs to an elderly Jewish couple. The location is perfect for them - close to the city center, but quiet and cozy. The interior design before the renovation left much to be desired, as it had not been touched for decades. (Take a look at 'before and after' photos. Click Here ») The apartment required a complete renovation, starting with a new layout for the huge living room, in order to add a small home-office. The aim was also to make the smaller living room look larger than it had been beforehand, by improving the lighting, both from the outside and the inside, while keeping it cozy and comfortable. David Zylbermann calls the style of this apartment “Classic Europe” because of the strong influence of Western Classicism. “Proportion, symmetry and geometry are very important to me, as well as details: small creative pieces of art that bring a uniqueness in every interior I design” — says David Zylbermann.
"Changing the overall look of the apartment is the thing I like most in Interior Design. I focus on making changes that are not just aesthetic, but also fit the taste and the needs of my clients. Please take a look at these 'before and after' photos of Classic Europe in Jersusalem's Rehavia apartment. That's what I call interior design. It's more than decoration, or renovation. It's about making something entirely new." — David Zylbermann [twentytwenty] [/twentytwenty] [twentytwenty] [/twentytwenty] [twentytwenty] [/twentytwenty] [twentytwenty] [/twentytwenty] [twentytwenty] [/twentytwenty] [twentytwenty] [/twentytwenty] [twentytwenty] [/twentytwenty] [twentytwenty] [/twentytwenty]
This is one of the projects I’m proud of. Designing an apartment (actually three apartments) for parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren is a very ambitious goal. One should also take into consideration that grandparents are secular, parents are religiuos and the son is orthodox, as well as his own family. What about adding an in-house-office, gorgeous waiting area and a private spa and picnic area on the roof with spectacular view towards the Old City walls? Sounds impossible? Let’s take a close look on “before and after” galleries.
Small changes — that's what making your apartment look new again and again. I don't beleive in design that lasts for decades without any change. The world around us doesn't stand still, neither do we. That's why I tend not to use the most expensive materials in the market as many designers do. Of course, it depends on the budget, but generally, you won't make changes if the current design cost you a fortune. That's my advice for today — leave some space for changes. And make changes from time to time. Maybe today?