Ethnicraft for Villa Kerasan

An afternoon with the founders, Naila & Ina

Ethnicraft for Villa Kerasan by designpartnersindonesia

Getaway, please. There is only one way to have a pleasant short getaway: book a villa. Villa Kerasan sets a new standard for expat housing in Bali by offering real value of nature. Nestled in a serene area named Desa Kerasan, setting a short 5 km from central Ubud. Completed in 2013, Desa Kerasan was designed & built by architect David Collins. Villa Kerasan interior was created by the designer duo Naila Djatnika and Ina Suparman, founders of designpartnersindonesia. In styling, they always put traditional element and simple details into the interior. Combining patterned fabric and solid wood furniture is their signature. Choosing the right furniture is the most important thing in creating a great interior, as Naila said, “when it comes to wood, you should commit to a real solid wood. Enjoy the natural feel of the wood itself, never add or subtract anything.By choosing a solid material, it will help to ease you in maintaining your furniture pieces.”Furniture hunt can be hard sometimes, even to these design experts. “We went to bunch of furniture stores in Jakarta and Bali, in our quest to find the perfect pieces..” Naila continues, “..there are many things to consider: the price, quality, durability, solidity, and clean lines. And after months and months of furniture hunt, I am so grateful to find Ethnicraft.”  Surrounded by a green and breezy paddy field, this villa will instantly make you feel home. You’d find tranquillity while entering its exquisite traditional door.  With open-design, the living room, workstation, dining room and kitchen turns out perfectly airy and spacious. They picked the teak Slice extendable dining table as the size fits the spacious dining area and the capacity as well.Considering the humid Bali air, the built-in furniture was designed as if they were floating, by elevating them around 200mm above the floor. The teak N3 kitchen stools perfectly fit the overall height of the marble skirting and the pantry.The bed is the focal point of the room, enhanced with the teak Light Frame mirror to give a sense of vastness in the bedding area. The N range appears to be their favourite pick for this beautiful villa.They were very concerned if the furniture will survive Bali’s humid air. “It is very important to choose a solid wood furniture, as the natural finishing will help itself to avoid damages for generations.” Naila explained. Villa Kerasan is mostly filled with local sourced materials, as they are so in love with local products. Naila shared her belief in designing homes, “Home is where you put your feet, laydown and breathe..”