Garage Loft project is the conversion of an old auto repair shop into an eclectically designed home by BRICKS Amsterdam, located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This home is owned by the designer of BRICKS, James van der Velden who has a creative knack at reviving old properties and giving them a second life. The home is comprised of 1,453 square feet (135 square meters) of living space with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The designer’s vision was to create a home infused with a masculine style, adding a striking visual contrast by intermingling dark with light, old and modern, and layering textures. The most important part of the design scheme was to make space for the many collections of art and decor the designers had picked up over the years. The home features a central atrium space that houses an interior garden, which has been outlined by gridded glass construction. The enclosed space is comprised of only 75 square feet, yet it is spacious enough to grow plants and be connected to the outdoors.
The home features a great mix of vintage finds and re-purposed items as well as inherited pieces. The designer likes to decorate with objects that are slightly generic, such as old lightbulbs piled up into oversized jars.
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Photos: Courtesy of BRICKS Amsterdam
The Loft is inspiration abound, a conceptual pop-up store showcasing luxurious lighting, furnishings, homeware and textiles, located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This carefully laid out space emulates a dream loft where anyone could imagine themselves living. The space has been created in The Vaudeville Theatre, refurnished into a tastefully designed loft space, a fantasy home. This concept loft can give viewers inspiration to incorporate into their own spaces. If you are a loft lover or have your own loft, you are going to really enjoy looking at this master creation, the interior stylists did an amazing job putting this together, which is only on display for three weeks. If you love the look, you can copy a lot of these items with similar, less expensive pieces from West Elm or CB2 and even Ikea. What do you think of this transformation, is this your style?
Designed as an open concept, spaces are divided with the use of area rugs. A herringbone patterned wood flooring runs throughout the entire loft, making the space feel cozy and warm.
Love the gorgeous canopy bed, the framing height works perfectly with the high ceilings of the space. A trunk at the end of the bed is the perfect spot to store sweaters or anything else you want to keep out of sight in a bedroom.
Functional shelving helps to showcase art work as a gallery wall, this is a perfect idea if you do not have a lot of wall space. Layering the shelving works really well for homes that have high ceilings.
A hanging swing adds playfulness to the loft, especially fun swinging back and forth while admiring the incredible city views through the large windows.
Photos: Courtesy of Enter The Loft
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Mansion in The Hague is a residential renovation project of a hundred year old building, completed by designer Remy Meijers, located in the outskirts of The Hague, The Netherlands. The French owners wanted a surrounding designed in a neutral color scheme defined by a quite and peaceful ambiance with a lightness of space.
The original layout, the characteristic living room and the original ornaments have been maintained. ‘Because there was no need to change the structure of this impressive building.
Only the kitchen and bedroom were too small for actual standards. Therefore, these areas are increased.’ On the ground floor the separation between living room and kitchen was demolished allowing daylight to penetrate deep into the house.
The white walls contribute to the light and spatial character of the mansion. In this sober, open interior wooden elements act as modest highlights.
Contractor: In Toom Furniture: Bom Interieurs Furniture: Remy Meijers Collectie Natural Stone: Van Leeuwen Natuursteen Lightning: Flos, Modular, Delta Light Wooden Floor: Ebony and Co (begane grond)
Photos: René Gonkel
Apartment in Amsterdam is a renovation project of a duplex unit in an 85-year-old housing for a family of four, carried out by MAMM Design, located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Since they have not been brought up in Amsterdam where they have a lot of gloomy weather, the clients requested to have maximum sunlight in the 1,431 square foot (133 square meters) house. They also wanted to have a space where they can feel close by each other.
Originally, there is a skylight at the top of staircase which connects upper and lower floors. Though the staircase itself was filled with sunlight coming from the skylight, the stairs and walls around them prevent the light from entering into the other part of the house. We took away the stairs, walls and a part of the upper floor’s slab, so that the sunlight can spread into all over the house. At the same time, the void connects the family.
There is a symbolic tower-shaped element standing through the house. Kitchen, bathroom and toilets are packed into the tower, utilizing existing pipe box. We placed new grating stairs climbing around the tower to create some place to stay at various levels. With the new circulation and spatial device, the family can create and enjoy various scenes of their daily life.
Photos: Takumi Ota
This former garage spotted on Vtwonen has been transformed into a stunning two story working and living space for a family in Den Bosch, a city and municipality in the southern Netherlands. The garage turned home is comprised of over 10,764 square feet (1,000 square meters) of living space. When you walk into the studio-cum-living room, you will be embraced by a spacious and bright space with high ceilings and open living plan. The home offers an industrial air with exposed beams, concrete flooring and herringbone wood flooring in some of the living spaces to add coziness and warmth. The furnishings are very eclectic mixing vintage and modern pieces with bold pops of color to create a truly unique living environment. There are plenty of windows and skylights to filter in natural light, lessening the need for fluorescent lighting.
Photos: Jean-Marc Wullschleger/Living Agency
House N is a seaside villa that was originally built in 1938 and has just recently undergone a complete overhaul by Maxwan Architects in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The villa was originally the holiday home of a concrete factory owner. Battered by the salty weather over the decades, the house was in need of renovation.
Besides roof replacement and basement repairs, the bedrooms, bathrooms and windows were outdated and some spaces had grown too small for the clients’ requirements. Maxwan’s additions bring new distinctive features to the house, while respecting its original character.
Extending into the back garden with floor-to-ceiling glass on three sides is the new living room, which maximizes light and views from among the treetops towards the garden and further out to the sea.
In the opposite direction stretches the new kitchen, incorporated in a single precast concrete block. Its color contrasts to the existing house while harmonizing with the surroundings. Both extensions of the new kitchen and living room are clearly separated from the existing structure with glass slits, through which the sky dramatically bursts.
The bespoke spiral staircase connecting the uppermost levels elegantly uses the balustrade to support the treads, with the laser-cut pattern blending from closed to open for structural efficiency and recalling the breaking waves.
The attic is given a new lease of life by new multi-functional wall furniture and large windows.
In addition to these major components, the entire house is renewed in a manner complementary to the original house.
Photos: Courtesy of Maxwan Architects
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