Well done to the six students at the Barbados Community College who took part in the Jenny Blanc Design Scholarship and who made their presentations before a panel of judges on 13th May, 2014.
The challenge was to create designs for a 2-level, 4 bedroom property with a wrap-around veranda on the first floor which is to be used as a holiday home by a family with three children and their guests. The students’ presentations had to show scale plans, hand-sketched visuals, axonometric drawings, colour schemes and their selection of furniture, lighting, soft furnishings and accessories taking into account the client’s specific requests and colour preferences.
All the students made their final presentations before their tutors and a Jenny Blanc Director explaining their design concept for the property as a whole and the reasoning behind their designs for each specific area.
The house is surrounded by a golf course and the beautiful trees and plants of Barbados. Tarika wanted the house to have the feeling of a “Tropical Getaway” with each room incorporating different aspects of this theme using a vibrant selection of colours. The living area is designed for relaxation and entertainment with an unusual sofa incorporating a removable table and pouffes, a stand for gaming devices and a television which descends from the ceiling. She used interesting artistic features to enhance her schemes.
Kalanthe created spaces of sophisticated relaxation through her use of the main living areas. These were complimented with cool colour schemes and contemporary furniture.
Jalisa established specific concepts relating to the theme of each areas with strong colours, individual indulgences and a good sense of texture applied to surfaces.
Charlene was inspired by the dramatic and colourful sunsets in Barbados for her designs, transforming this home into a personal sunset and making holidays in Barbados hassle-free and enjoyable. She introduced a combination of functionality, comfort and luxury with her selection of furniture, accessories and lighting.
Immanuel took a nautical theme for his design for this holiday home. He used a colour scheme of blues and whites with occasional highlights of red, orange and yellow. He created a bold impact with the impressive introduction of modern glass art, dramatic lighting and accessories inspired by the sea and nautical instruments. In an unusual twist the kitchen is open to the terrace.
Tyra’s design concept follows a modern aesthetic with beachy, Caribbean touches using natural and local materials. Motifs and colour schemes are drawn from Barbadian outdoor scenery; sea creatures and the flora and fauna of the island. Blue, the colour of the ocean and tropical skies, is the linking colour connecting the interiors and the open floorplan is designed to allow a flow of energy throughout the spaces. Clean modern lines and materials juxtapose features inspired by nature.
The winner of the 2014 Jenny Blanc Scholarship will be announced in the Jenny Blanc Design Showroom in Barbados on Friday 20th June, 2014 at 12 noon.