February 10, 2016
How to create interest in a minimalist space when the brief is to maximise storage with limited decoration? When faced with a similar challenge for a small Parisian apartment, Glenn Medioni Architects came up with a simple yet visually captivating design.
Storage is taken care of with extensive use of built-in cabinets punctuated with display niches, the latter painted bright yellow to create a sense of dynamism. To access the bedrooms the architects designed sliding doors with screens in front of them, each lined with 45 degree slanting wooden slats. This creates a dazzling visual effect as they slide across the main internal wall of the apartment, which is lined with vertical wooden slats.
Although the apartment is fairly sparsely furnished, careful selection of items such as the upholstered dining chairs and industrial style pendant lights combine comfort with a contemporary streamlined look. Perfect for modern family life.
A simple and minimal industrial style pendant light, such as the Bell suspension light from Diesel Living or the Skylight suspension light from Frederik Roije, is a great way to offer contrast and interest in a living space with lots of wood.
Accessories with a flash of bright colour or in an interesting sculptural shape always work wonders against natural wood. Try the Heirloom vase from Moustache or the Spin silicone container from Finell.
February 26, 2021
How do you square the circle of practical, rectangular spaces with emotive, curvy designs? San Francisco based OPA Architects shows what's possible with the interior refurbishment of a modern house in Mill Valley, California.
February 16, 2021
Japanese zen style goes far beyond minimalist white spaces. It is about thoughtful spaces which encourage the contemplation of light, colours, textures and shapes - the building blocks of nature and beauty. The Shutter House in Perth is a great example.
February 08, 2021
There was a time when the use of marble was largely restricted to floors, posh kitchen counters and grave statutes. And then, at some point around the mid-noughties, marble was everywhere. Could the same be happening to terrazzo?
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