Curatorial House is confident in its restraint and the jury was impressed by the project's refined detailing, where motif is suggested rather than shouted. Black is used effectively throughout to punctuate the interior and along with white walls provides a neutral backdrop for the family's thoughtfully edited collection of art, objects and furnishings.
The jury commended the project for being a very liveable home that's not static, but rather allows change through a palette that is flexible. One jury member imagined the family travelling and bringing back new objects for the home without upsetting the current arrangement, but rather adding to it. In this respect, Curatorial House is full of narrative and a sense of emotional connectedness; although it is immaculately styled, it's very much a lived-in home that's used. This project demonstrates self-assuredness in the category through a boldness that quietly champions a less-is-more aesthetic.
Reconfiguring and returning weight to this classic P&O home, the design references the 1930s era through subtle nods to Hollywood’s glamour days. Black Japanned floorboards and stark white walls provide a backdrop for refined detailing where motif is suggested rather than shouted. Importantly, the design accommodates constantly changing art.