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老房子的现代生活

终于,我把祖父母1940年代的老房子找了回来……带着对他们生活的记忆,我重新装修了房子,复原成我想象70年前他们生活在其间的样子。

Shanghai, a city filled with history and uniqueness. My grand parents used to live in shanghai before the communist took over. They used to tell me stories about their house, and which 8 of my aunts and uncles grew up in. My grandmother would host her mahjong parties in the livingroom. My aunties would tell me funny stories of them sliding down the staircase for fun, or they would play hide and seek and hide in the closets. Then the house was barged, destroyed, and everything taken over. Every bit of memory was heart breaking to my grandparents. 

上海,一座写满了历史的独特城市。我的祖父母解放前生活在上海,他们给我讲过他们在上海的房子,我八个姑妈和叔伯在那里长大。我的祖母在客厅里请亲友打麻将,我的姑姑们给我讲他们在老房子里捉迷藏、躲壁橱、滑楼梯的童年趣事。解放后老房子被收回,对于我的祖父母来说,点滴回忆都令他们心碎。

将这套房子复原成我想象中70年前的样子


Growing up in Hong Kong, with all the high sky scrapers and vibrant new buildings, I never truly appreciate old buildings. Until I moved to Shanghai, something changed me. These old houses are really so unique, and all of them have their own stories to tell. I was fortunate enough to be able to get my grandparents 1940 house back. With that in mind, I renovated the house just like I would imagine 70 years ago when grandparents were living in it. For the most part, I kept the original layout and added a few modern twist into house. 

我在香港出生长大,从小接触的都是摩天大楼和新式建筑,从来没有真正欣赏过老建筑的魅力。搬到上海以后,一些事情改变了我。这些老房子如此独特,每一栋都有自己的故事。幸运的是,我能把我祖父母1940年代的老房子找回来。带着对他们生活的记忆,我对房子进行了装修,复原成我想象70年前他们生活在其间的样子。我尽量保持了原有格局,添加一些现代感。


I wanted to transform our 1940 house from dreary to airy, the low ceilings were removed to expose the high original beams in the master bedroom. For more natural lighting, we knocked a hole on one side of the wall where we placed a window to maximise the sunlight and another hole on the other side of the wall to connect the kitchen and dining room together to create a more airy space. The original staircase was only partially covered. We then removed and rebuilt the staircase area with a semi see through glass cover. This staircase has now became the brightest and the liveliest part our house.  

我想把1940年代的老房子从沉闷变为透气,所以把挑高较低的天花板拆除,主卧室的上方展露出原有的房梁。为了得到更多的自然光,我们在墙壁的一侧拓了一个洞,并且装上了一扇玻璃窗,以便于最大限度地利用阳光;在另一侧的墙上打开了开口连接厨房和餐厅,创造一个更通风的空间。把原有的楼梯拆除重建,并且安装了半透明的玻璃罩,这个楼梯现在已经成为我们房子最明亮最充满活力的部分。

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Good Living
舒适、宜居的家

There’s hidden potential for greatness in every space at your very own home. Unlock it with these smart, stylish ideas that transform overlooked areas into the best spots in you home. Make your home comfortable, beautiful, and as functional as possible.

家的每个空间都隐藏着潜力,用机智、有品的创意去开发,就能把被忽视的区域变成家里最佳场所。尽可能地使自己的家更舒适,美好、功能性十足。

敞开式厨房,让厨房、餐厅、客厅融合在一起,更显温馨

Let the sun shine
让阳光照进生活

Place your desk by a window and work in natural light, which has been linked to improved mood, alertness, and even metabolism. No window? Use LED bulbs that mimic daylight. 

把办公桌放在窗边,在自然光线中工作,这样会令自己情绪更好,精力更集中,甚至提高新陈代谢。没有窗户?用仿日光的LED灯泡也行。

把办公桌放在窗边,在自然光线中工作,精力更集中

Set the right tone
选好色调提升空间美感

As neutral color may be good, try adding some natural colors to up the mood. Aqua and green colors are perfect to create some liveliness to the house decor. Not ready for a colourful wall? Paint just one wall in a contrasting shade, or pick a nice floral wallpaper to brighten up the space.

中性色彩是不错的选择,可以在此基础上添加一些自然色彩来活跃心情。水蓝色和绿色是让房间更加生机盎然的完美之选。还没准备好来一面色彩缤纷的墙吗?可以只选择把一面墙涂成对比色,或者用好看的花卉壁纸提亮整个空间。

地毯增加了卧室的温馨气氛

Add some greenery
绿植让家充满生机

Plants have been shown to decrease stress and enhance productivity. Like flowers, plants help bring life into the house. Iris plant is a great flower and plant to have at home as it is long lasting, and comes in beautiful vibrant colors. 

植物可以令人减压,提高工作效率,鲜花和植物可以为房子带来生机与活力。鸢尾植物是非常好的选择,可以在家中保持长久的生命力和鲜艳的色彩。


Lighting
有灯光,有温馨

For lighting any space, the key is layers- that means spotlights, wall, and table lamps, as well as dimmers. You should have lots of options for different moods. 

对于任何照明空间,层次是关键,这就意味着你需要同时装备好聚光灯、壁灯、台灯以及相应的调光器,以应对不同情境和心情的需要。

明亮的楼梯成为房间最具活力的地方

Space
合理的空间划分

When there’s a big open area, putting a wall my not be necessary. High tables consuls can help differentiate space and visually make the space bigger. Try adding a decorative piece or a lamp to enhance the divided areas. 

如果房子里有大型的开放空间,那么就没有必要设置墙来分割了,高脚桌可以帮助分割空间,在视觉上也会使整体看起来更宽敞。尝试添加一些装饰物品和灯,可以更好地划分功能区域。


Doors
门带来希望的光

Sliding doors are good for maximising spaces. Whereas glass doors are an excellent option to have. This allows more light into the area and create an illusion of a bigger area.

推拉门有助于使空间最大化,玻璃门也是个不错的选择,可以使得更多的光线照射进来,从而产生更宽敞的视觉效果。

玻璃窗收集了自然光,让空间更加明亮

Vintage
来点复古的感觉

Always nice to add a piece of vintage furniture in the house. Adding a vintage cabinet is a good choice. It is functional as it makes storage space and adds character to the house.

在房间里添加一件古董家具绝对不会出错,老式橱柜就是个很好的选择,它不但能起到很好的装饰作用,也可以增加储存空间,成为房间的点睛之笔。

古董家具成为房间的点睛之笔

文by下山小姐

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