We were briefed to design the Pires residence in Johannesburg, Gauteng, and sought to achieve a contemporary look. Applying a palette of white to enhance spaciousness, supported by neutral colours, the living areas were simplified. Large tiles, full length mirrors, glass sheets, floating stairs and other design elements provide clean lines. Polished chrome and stainless steel serve as sleek, high-end finishes. The ceiling detail above the open plan kitchen, with its beautiful dangling light fixtures, adds a touch of elegance.