One of the best decorated houses in Poland. It is a project by Tissu Architecture

It has an area of 450 sq m and its interior was created by Warsaw-based studio Tissu Architecture. One of the best decorated houses in Poland won the European Property Awards in the Residential Interior Private Residence category. The architects took care of every detail here, creating a successful combination of different materials, textures and colours. The result is a space that is conducive to relaxation

Creating the right interior was no accident. The owners of the building decided to select the interior design through a design competition. They invited three selected design studios to create a visualisation of the living area. The proposal by the Tissu Architecture team gained their greatest sympathy

The interior was designed by Agnieszka Zaremba, Magdalena Kostrzewa-Świątek and Katarzyna Dąbek. The designers decided to use materials taken directly from the natural world: stone, wood, moss in the decoration on the dining room wall. The final effect was also influenced by the functional layout of the rooms themselves

The layout of the interior, with its deep walkway and light in the ground floor area almost exclusively from the garden, posed a challenge in organising the space. The investors wanted the deepest and best-lit part of the living area to be used as a living room where they could fully relax,” recalls Agnieszka Zaremba

A round table placed in the middle of the open space became the highlight of the interior. The piece of furniture became the centre of the inhabitants’ lives. A decorative moss wall was placed next to the table, behind which a staircase was hidden, leading to the upper floors and to level -1 with a garage and a gym. On the ground floor, next to the dining area, there is a slightly withdrawn kitchen with a spacious island with an additional worktop, which serves as a table for less formal meals. Next to the entrance on the right, a study was discreetly placed. On the first floor, there is a private area with a master bedroom connected to a dressing room and a bathroom, as well as rooms for three children, also with bathrooms

Close to nature

In accordance with the wishes of the investors, natural materials played an important role throughout the project. Among these, stone veneer with a structured surface plays the first fiddle, which adorns the walls of the open living area, but also the front door. Concrete is a strong counterpoint, exposing the natural fabric of the building. The wooden floor and the veneer on the walls add warmth. In order to make the arrangement more dynamic, the architects boldly combined a number of textures which, perceived through all the senses, also influence the prevailing mood. Hence, for example, the concrete and stone veneer surfaces are complemented in the dining area by irregularly cut concrete tiles (wall at the entrance). Similar effects were achieved in the small toilet on the ground floor, where the wall with the sintered washbasin is lined with black tiles with a texture imitating raw technical wood cut into cubes

Our original design for the etched steel was a challenge for the contractor, but when the desired effect was achieved, he was enthusiastic about the solution. The etched steel was used in the fireplace wall, the window glyphs and the monumental dining room decoration. The precisely delineated lines give these elements a distinctive look,” says Magdalena Kostrzewa-Swiątek

Living room with a view

Open to the garden and glazed on two sides, the lounge area is an ideal place for relaxation. It is provided by a large, comfortable corner sofa, from which one can not only admire the views outside the windows, but also watch a favourite film or, on cold days, warm up by the fireplace. If required, the windows can be covered with soft curtains made of thick velour, which turn the living room into a cosy nook with high acoustic qualities. However, the heart of the house is the dining room

To emphasise the family’s meeting place, we created a unique wall as a backdrop to the dining area. A huge circle of steel filled with moss in an irregular arrangement was suspended from the concrete surface of the wall. The vivid green structure is intersected by a band of mirror, allowing light to reflect and enlivening the space. The geometric form of the decoration is illuminated by LEDs to emphasise its three-dimensionality , the designers explain

Kitchen with taste

The kitchen area has been gently withdrawn so as not to disturb the relaxing atmosphere of the open living area. The large kitchen island with its distinctive black hood above comes to the fore. In order to meet the clients’ wishes, the designers topped the island with a wooden worktop placed at table level

The master bedroom is not the largest room, but it is an attractive place to relax. Its asset is the beautiful view of the garden. The cosy atmosphere is also created by natural materials, including wood veneer. This decision is a consistent line of design for the entire house, so important that the individuality of the design is maintained. Hence, the surfaces of the patinated mirrors known from the other rooms also appear here, which optically enlarge the interior

The realisation of the interior of this house was a unique experience based on trust. Gradually, step by step, we formed a bond with the investors and understood each other well. We chose the best means to the end, which was a modern interior rich in textures, giving rest to all the senses. The process of creating the house brought us closer together, and we are very pleased that the final effect is being met with enthusiasm by the owners,” confirm Agnieszka Zaremba and Magdalena Kostrzewa-Świątek of Tissu Architecture

The interior design was also appreciated by the international jury of The European Property Awards competition, which awarded it the main prize in the Residential Interior Private Residence category. This makes it safe to say that it is one of the best decorated houses in Poland. The European Property Awards is an award that is given by 80 industry experts. The jury evaluates design, quality, service, innovation, originality and the implementation of sustainable development principles. The panel of judges is chaired by Lord Caithness, Lord Best and Lord Waverley, who are all members of the House of Lords in the UK Parliament. The awards have been running for 30 years in 50 different categories in the areas of Arabia, Europe, Africa and Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean, the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia-Pacific

Design: TISSU Architecture(
Styling: Kamila Jakubowska-Szmyd
Photography: Marcin Grabowiecki(

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