Do you know Salvador Dali? He was a famous Spanish painter known for his amazing surrealist paintings. Now, imagine a house that is inspired by his works. Villa Dali in Rotterdam, Netherlands, is one house that breathtakingly captures Salvador Dali’s character. The home design uses a lot of flowing curved lines that creates an otherworldly effect. This is enhanced by the contorted shapes of the furniture.
This house stands on a grass field by a river. From the outside, this house looks like a stout cylinder with three blocks jutting out of it. If you stand in front of the house, you can see that the cylindrical part of the house has a strip of tall window and door with abstract pattern on it. This is the first clue of the uniqueness of the house, and the white paint of the exterior makes this window stand out even more.
The front hall of the house looks very striking and elegant. It has a grand crystal chandelier hanging at the center of the circular space. A staircase curves up gracefully to the second floor. Dark statues of a boy and a girl stands on the floor, and near them, in an alcove carved into the wall, is another statue of the surreal elephant from one of Salvador Dali’s paintings. The floor of the hall is dark grey, in contrast with the warm terracotta color of the wall.
The study looks almost as grand. Two of its walls are taken by huge bookshelves that look interestingly contorted, thanks to the curving lines of the design. The table here is long and large, with stripes of different shades of wood that makes a playful pattern. The floor and ceiling are brown, and the ceiling has recessed lightings on it. The windows are big, dominating an entire wall.
There are, of course, quite a lot of Salvador Dali pieces of art viewed in this house. Traces of Salvador Dali’s style are also exhibited more subtly in the overall architecture of the rooms as well as the weird shapes of the furniture, like the warped shape of the red sofa in the sitting room. All in all, every little detail in this house brings out the uniqueness of Salvador Dali, who is the soul in the design of this Villa Dali.