Apartment Brooklin is a two level contemporary home reflecting a cosmopolitan atmosphere, designed by AR Arquitetura & Design, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The property consists of 3,121 square feet (290 square meters) of living space, designed with cozy yet practical living environments to entertain family and friends. The decoration was to be timeless yet not too over done and reflect the homeowners passion for technology, travel, art and books. The architect creates living spaces that are bright and airy, filled with a neutral color palette and natural materials. Wood finishes can be seen throughout the home, with wood flooring running through the living room as well as some of the other spaces. The bedrooms reflect the styles of each inhabitant, through the finishes, textures and decor. On display in the home office are books and items picked up from travels as well as a collection of cameras, adding character to the space. An outdoor terrace can be seen through a wall of windows, visually connecting the outdoors with the interior. A panel feature wall of lush greenery works well for plants that need partial shade, which is kept watered through an automated irrigation system. Finally, the kitchen has been integrated into the canopy, serving as a gourmet space for entertaining guests and a pleasant space for family members to come together.
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A peaceful yet playful summer getaway, this elegant and cozy beach cottage has been re-designed by Chango & Co., located in East Hampton, New York. The project encompasses the complete renovation of a drab interior and exterior old beach home that was in desperate need of being revitalized. The palette inspiration began with a traditional navy and white sailor stripe shirt mixed with the gradients of the beach, from the sand to the ocean. These stripes helped to breathe new life and intertwine the spaces of the home and giving it a new sense of personality and purpose. The exterior facade of the home is clad in natural cedar shingles and the entryway is pronounced with a royal blue painted door. Upon entryway into the home, you can see the dining room in the distance. The ambiance is very serene with shimmering grasscloth wallpaper and bleached oak flooring running throughout the main living spaces. Every element seems to represent something reminiscent of the sea, such as the wide loom sisal rugs taking on a sandy beach-like quality. The layering of sheer fabrics diffusing sunlight like an umbrella and picking up breezes like a sail from a boat. A harmonious use of various shades of blue, sand and white can be witnesses throughout the home. Playful decor items such as the vintage surfboard displayed in the stairwell, mixed with a soothing palette, reads as a peaceful oasis for summer enjoyment. So kick back, relax, and enjoy the home tour!
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The dining room has been designed to be very inviting with white slip covered chairs, wallcovering in a blue and white graphic, and silky window treatments that softens the windows.
The cozy living room welcomes conversation with several seating options such as the slipcovered linen sofa and wood and rattan accent chairs. A tufted blue ottoman centers the space, while a striped area rug adds color and texture. The limed fireplace is the focal point of the space, with a custom designed reclaimed wood mantel. French doors leads out to the gardens in the rear of the home and also floods the space with natural light.
The powder room offers some lovely details such as the custom designed blue wallpaper with a metallic lobster print, reclaimed wood mirror and rope toilet paper holder.
The kitchen is open to the family room to facilitate easy entertaining and conversation. The kitchen countertops consists of honed soapstone and wainscoting is clad on the walls. Casual furnishings makes this space very low maintenance and beach friendly.
The master bedroom retreat features large scale furnishings such as the iron canopy bed, large bedside lamps that are sitting on chests instead or regular night tables. Silky white bed linens and drapery treatments creates a dreamy atmosphere.
Photos: Ball & Albanese
This charming penthouse has been newly renovated to create a bright and airy living space carried out by designer Mario Ruiz, located in Barcelona, Spain. The designer completely changed the distribution of spaces, opening up walls, connecting rooms and widening hallways. Glass doors and windows flood light into spaces, linking the public zones of the living room, kitchen, study and hallway. The decor is comfortable and inviting showcasing character through exclusive pieces and eclectic details that range from industrial to vintage, ethnic and oriental. Original tables in the lounge and kitchen are comprised of reclaimed materials. Rustic nuances throughout the home, along with the factory look and paneled iron doors enhances the aesthetic and creates a harmonious atmosphere. The naturalness of the use of wood throughout most of the living spaces creates an elegance to the home. Sisal mats adds texture and Menorca rural furniture mixed with velvet pieces and lamps from the 50s creates an intriguing mix that is unique and beautiful. The culmination is chromatic harmony brimming with natural light and a rewarding feeling of complete spaciousness.
The color palette evolves around a neutral base of earthy hues, black and mink, mixed with added splashes of color throughout. Taking center stage is the touches of black in the doors and baseboards. The refined details show soul, a delightful mix of objects that infuses life into the home. These include Chinese porcelain, lovely corals, aged mirrors, ethnic carpets, quirky collections and on the walls, photographs taken by the owner from their travels.
If you enjoy perusing architecture from Spain, have a look at some other Barcelona properties we have featured here on 1 Kindesign, such as: Exquisite Barcelona apartment built for book lovers and New York style loft in the heart of Barcelona.
Photos: Nuevo Estilo
An old workshop was converted into a stylish loft, tailored to meet the lifestyle needs of its designer and owner, Celia Gómez Puerta, located in the Salamanca district of Madrid, Spain. When the designer spotted this potential new home with lots of natural light, soaring ceilings, and a large open space, she new it was the home for her, her husband and their pet. The finished result showcases a modern, dynamic and stylish transition brimming with character. She created a space where all parts are visually connected and open onto a courtyard, which floods the home with sunlight. The construction was carried out by Iberhome, which is owned by the designer’s husband. Initially the entrance was through the garage, so one of the first design changes was to convert the weathered garage into a space where her husband can store his motorcycle. Through a sliding door is an open space featuring the living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom. The master bedroom is separated from the main living spaces by a sliding door that can be left open or closed depending on the occasion. A black metal staircase leads to the mezzanine level which is brightly lit by skylights. On this level is a guest room and spacious home office, where the designer runs her interior design studio and blog.
The interiors reflect a contemporary setting with the perfect balance between minimalist and ornate. The main objective was to create the feeling of home. The aesthetics of the loft brings a lot of character, with industrial nuances of exposed brick, metal duct work and beams. Warm wooden flooring infuses warmth into the space and the selection of furnishings, finishes and decor gives the home soul.
We have featured several loft on 1 Kindesign, lots that have been converted and turned into spaces brimming with character and personality. In case you missed them, we have a couple of unique ones here: Old soap factory converted to tranquil Tribeca oasis by Andrew Franz and Building transformed into industrial home in Portland.
Photos: Elle Decor
This beautiful, bright and colorful beachside apartment was completed by interior decorating studio Nest Designs, located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The pops of color throughout infuses the home with vitality. The blues really pick up on the coastal vibe along with the weathered coffee table in the living room and beachy accents of handblown glass. Natural woods in the accent tables adds to the aesthetic, infusing the home with warmth. Wooden flooring runs throughout the main living areas with area rugs adding texture and coziness in the living and dining areas. Silky white curtains softens the windows while light blue walls adds a subtle contrast. Vibrant paintings take on hues of beach life, with blues and corals taking center stage. All of the furnishings, fabrics, accent pieces and area rugs seen throughout the interiors of this beach home can be found at the fun flash sale Australian store called The Home.
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Acrylic barstools at the kitchen island keeps the space feeling light, with sunlight gleaming off the white countertops and cabinets.
The home office features a vibrant yellow hued chair. Mixed with the colorful hues in the area rug and pillows, this makes for a fun space to get creative and be inspired! What do you think, do you like the decors of this playful home?
Photos: Lisa Zhu
Calamus Circle Residence is a stylishly decorated transitional style home that has been designed by Martha O’Hara Interiors, located in Medina, Minnesota. Upon entryway into this light-filled home, you will notice a dramatic great room with floor to ceiling windows and soaring ceilings. A neutral color palette seems to dominate the spaces, accented with shades of blues, reds and oranges. A feeling of serenity draws you through the spaces, with comfortable furnishings and soft textures. Warm wooden flooring pre-dominates throughout the lower level, where area rugs are used to delineate spaces.
Are you inspired by the look of transitional style interior design? We have showcased several homes in the past with this style here on 1 Kindesign, have a look: Classic and modern country house in Rye, New York and Cape Cod style home with eclectic details in Malibu.
A chevron tiled fireplace creates a unique focal point to this otherwise traditional fireplace. The painting over the mantel helps pull the space together, with pops of color that can be found throughout the interiors.
A cozy dining room features seating for eight, with a stylish chandelier, patterned wallpaper and crown molding. Beautiful window treatments helps to soften the space.
This beautiful chef’s kitchen features stylish bar stools with a pretty orange and cream patterned fabric, which contrasts nicely with the cabinetry.
A lovely sunroom is bright and airy with cozy furnishings that invites you to curl up and spend some time enjoying conversation, relaxing or reading a good book!
This well organized walk-in closet features plenty of cubby holes to store purses and shoes, built-in drawers and plenty of hanging spaces for clothing.
Photos: Troy Thies Photography
Kellogg Road residence is a beautiful contemporary home with light and airy beachy feel, designed by Martha O’Hara Interiors, located in Edina, Minnesota. Throughout the homes open layout you will find colorful hues of blue and pink, infusing a youthful glow. Neutral grays and rattan are mixed into the color palette injecting a contemporary warmth. A fresh and open design aesthetic is induced, spilling light from one space through to the next. Each of the spaces have been uniquely designed with a purpose, all harmonousily tied together with a beach theme that is vivacious and energetic. This home is very stylish and well pulled together, as usual, Martha O’Hara never disappoints, her work is always chic. If you like what she has pulled together in this house, you may like some of her other designs that we have featured here on 1 Kindesign, such as Rustic contemporary home on Lake Minnetonka and Stunning transitional design in Bywood Street Residence.
An striped area rug centers this precious living room with neutral furnishings accented with colorful pillows. Hints of beach decor adds a casual elegance to the space, and a built-in window seat adds some coziness to the space. Let us know your thoughts below, do you think a beachy vibe was successfully pulled off in this home?
Photos: Troy Thies Photography
This completely stunning beach bungalow has received a complete modern makeover by New York-based Anna Burke Interiors, located in Palm Beach, Florida. The two bedroom 1930s cottage was in need of a major overhaul, after being purchased by a young Manhattan businessman who was looking for a charming vacation retreat on the beach. The designer took 60 days to complete the project, which encompassed a gut renovation of the kitchen and bathrooms, modernized all amenities and re-configured the floor plan by tearing down a wall that opened the space up and brought the sunshine in. The cottage showcases ten foot high ceilings through the majority of the rooms which allows the home to feel more spacious. The home has some elegance to it, yet it is still streamlined enough to be manageable. Window treatments of woven-wood shades helped to give privacy yet still allow natural light when it was needed. In the living room, a stunning art form chandelier graces the ceiling, sculpted from pieces of sandblasted grape wood. The designer used a seaside-inspired color palette of blues and whites, with a dusting of driftwood and rattan. Keeping the continuity of the design aesthetic, the furnishings were selected with a singular style and color palette. Since this is a vacation retreat, the designer took the liberty of adding some resort-style appeal in the bedrooms.
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Photos: Courtesy of Anna Burke Interiors
Mohawk Street Residence is a four story family house that underwent a contemporary renovation by Studio Gild, located in the area of Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois. Comprised of 6,800 square feet, the interiors were completely re-designed, with a full gut renovation of the kitchen, bathrooms, all the fireplaces and the stairs. Taking five months to complete, the home had a time-pressing deadline due to the family of three re-locating from London to Chicago. The designers worked with Bigane Construction to demo the project and masterfully re-work the interior structure. Since the homeowners had moved from another country, they did not have many personal belongings to add to the design of the home, so several new purchases needed to be selected. The interior vibe was to create a crisp, clean aesthetic but also be comfortable with lots of textural layering. Warm tone of gray were infused throughout the interior. Everything needed to have its place to be clutter free and relaxing. Splashes of color can be found throughout, with colorful area rugs, textured wallpaper on the bathroom walls and expansive framed prints in all of the main living spaces.
A favorite spot in the home a solarium, fill with natural light. To keep the space bright and airy, the same color palette used in the rest of the home was carried over into the space. Indoor plants were added to purify the air and to create a calming environment. Some other standout features to this space includes radiant heated flooring, and an outdoor shower on one of the two terraces. The outdoor terraces capture the beautiful Chicago skyline and give the homeowners additional space for entertaining and enjoy some fresh air. We love your feedback on 1 Kindesign, let us know your thoughts at the end of this home tour!
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A wall was torn down that used to separate the kitchen from the dining room in order to create a more open space and accommodate the family to spend time together and for entertaining.
The wife’s home office features a nude print by photographer Billy Kidd, one of her favorite pieces in the home. The bold print mixes well with the graphic area rug, vintage glass desk and the bold hue of the pink chair.
The basement is a favorite spot for the family to hangout on the weekends. There is a mix of designer pieces with less expensive pieces since so many furnishings needed to be purchased at one time.
Photos: Courtesy of Bigane Construction
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