The house is inspired by traditional English Contemporary design juxtaposed in a tropical environment.
The goal was to utilize the high quality materials and fittings and introduce some modern elements such as the interior glass panels as well as bring in as much natural light as possible.
The high quality materials such as the floorboards, marble and gold fittings had to be balanced against the exterior elements. This created a simple color palette of Gold, Black and Green. The timber finish for the floor also brings in the natural elements from the exterior such as the timber awning and natural lush.
The purple and yellow hues from Katarina’s painting on the wall was a useful way to break up the two areas of the house and also an opportunity to use a nice colorful element such as the Zebra plant. The use of the gold fittings and ceiling elements highlights the tall 3 meter ceilings and spacious kitchen cabinets.
The interior design and paintings were provided by Katarina Kondelova, who I highly recommend for any 3D artists who need an extra eye on their projects.
I took a lot of inspiration from Kaylen Flugel Design and Mowery Marsh Architects as they had some similar color palette and design’s from their past projects which helped with some of the details of the image.
The background photography was sourced from Unsplash by the artists Cody Board and Ralph Kayden.
The Zebra plant textures were shot on my Canon 5D and color corrected using an x-rite Macbeth chart. These were put through the PBR process using Bitmap2PBR which takes only a few seconds to output all the necessary maps for 3D.
The statues and sea shell on the books were provided by Oliver Laric. These are Photogrammetry models, for those unfamiliar these are photos taken from many different angles which create a point cloud image which can be then turned into 3D geometry/mesh. These are also available to download from his website linked in the credits below.
All images are balanced using traditional composition methods such as Rule of Thirds, Phi Grids and the Golden Spiral. You can see my previous project which goes into more depth on this subject.
The scene is also available for download for 3dsmax/Corona here. It is completely royalty free, you can reuse parts of it or use it entirely for any purpose. You can learn from the scene; how the lights are set up, cameras, depth of field, lightmix, tonemapping, materials, textures and post production files all included.
Images to Physically Based Rendering Utility
Acrylic Artwork & Interior Design:
3D Statue Geometry: