James Veal and Christine Stucker, co-founders of interior design firm and architecture studio Stewart-Schafer, have recently completed the renovation of a home in Nyack, New York, and included in the remodel, was the transformation of the kitchen.
Before The Renovation
The original 1980s kitchen was outdated with old appliances, an overmount sink, and an uniquely shaped island.
After The Renovation
The updated light-filled contemporary kitchen design fuses Scandinavian minimalism with relaxed Californian elegance and Japanese undertones.
The redesign included installing a new floor, moving appliances, with some integrated, and a larger island with more counter space and room for seating.
Challenged with completing the remodel in under three months, the designers incorporated durable, high-quality materials including quartz countertops that complement the white walls.
Also included in the kitchen design are white rift oak for the cabinets, chosen for their durability to stand heavy usage.
Design firm Egue y Seta has completed the renovation of a home in Barcelona, Spain, that includes three levels, and a kitchen that’s enclosed within interior windows.
Let’s take a look around…
Stepping into the home, just off the entryway is the kitchen, which is located within walls of windows with white frames. The kitchen functions both as a breakfast nook and a bar with a serving hatch. White cabinets have been paired with matte green cabinets, while white tiles have been used for the backsplash.
An eat-in breakfast nook is tucked into the corner and includes a built-in bench, and a mirrored wall, which makes the space feel larger.
The Bar + Sliding Door
Separating the kitchen from the open plan living room and dining area is a sliding glass door that matches the white window frames of the kitchen walls. There’s also a pass-through window with a wood countertop that acts as a bar.
The Dining Area
The open plan dining area includes a long bench against the wall, a wood table with wood chairs, a pendant light that gives of lined shadows, and a wood shelf with hidden lighting underneath.
The Living Room
The living room has shelving that lines the wall, while the couch and armchair are focused on the fireplace and built-in firewood storage.
The Garden Terrace
Off the living room is a garden terrace, furnished with an outdoor lounge and an alfresco dining area.
The Powder Room
This level of the home also includes a three-door wardrobe in a eucalyptus green finish, that hides a minimal, functional, and attractive powder room. Floral pattern wallpaper, high contrast accessories and taps, and a wall lamp by Ichiro Iwasaki for Vibia give this small space a unique appearance.
A semi-open staircase connects the various levels of the home.
The Primary Bedroom + Bathroom
The primary bedroom and en-suite bathroom are on the middle floor of the home. Botanical wallpaper creates a feature wall, while the wood slat accent wall provides separation between the sleeping area and the bathroom.
In the bathroom, black framed glass walls hide the shower and toilet, while the vanity has a thick white countertop that hides a makeup area.
The Kid’s Bedroom
In the kid’s bedroom, there are uniquely shaped wood cut-outs on the wall that have been designed to attach rock climbing mounts, turning the one empty wall into a climbing wall.
The Guest Bathroom
The guest bathroom has a simple neutral color palette with a gray vanity, light gray tiles, and black accents.
The Secondary Living Room
On the top level of the home is a secondary living room with a pitched ceiling. The living room is furnished with a couch, shelving unit, rattan pendant lights, a desk with a TV above it, and a reading area with built-in shelves.
A sliding door opens to a balcony with views of the neighborhood. A small table with chairs, as well as an outdoor rug and low cushion furniture gives the space multiple uses.
The Floor Plan
Photographer: VICUGO FOTO | Designers: Egue y Seta (with direct involvement of: Daniel Pérez, Felipe Araujo, Emma Charles, Diana García, Sarah Salas, Maria Escobar, Sebastian Manrique and Veronica Galli) | Construction Company: Rehabidi | Carpentry: Disseny 9evo | Electricity and plumbing installations: Gonzalo 2015 S.L |Plugs and switches: Simon 82 Detail
Interior and architecture firm ReutovDesign, has completed a bold and colorful apartment in Manhattan, that includes a palette of pink and green.
Designed for a young couple, the interior was inspired by the traditional architectural elements of Mexico and its bright colors. The interior also aimed to convey the feeling of the southern sun, and includes cacti, chosen for their unique shape.
Let’s take a look around…
A green door welcomes visitors to the apartment, and once inside, the color palette is immediately visible, with pink walls and a concrete floor with a bright mint green finish.
Adjacent to the front door is an entryway that includes a transparent armchair with a green tinge, a large round window with views of the kitchen through orange-tinted plastic, and a potted cactus.
The entryway opens up to the living room, which’s defined in the open-plan interior by the large dark green rug. The accent wall behind the TV adds texture to the space and is made from painted polyurethane cylinders. A custom coffee table designed by Dmitry Reutov is made from concrete and copper.
Behind the living room is the dining area, which features a custom-designed dining table with a marble top and glass base. Floor-to-ceiling curtains, green columns, and pendant lights draw the eye upwards to the high ceilings.
The dining room has views of the kitchen, which includes materials such as terrazzo and plastic, and has floating cabinets. The metal backsplash, which is coated with copper, protects the wall and acts as a decorative function.
In the bedroom, the bed frame is made from old timber, the pendant lamp is made from pink clay, while a small closet is located behind the green doors. Behind the bed is a shelving unit that resembles steps, and was constructed using building blocks covered with plaster, imitating the plaster which can be found in Mexico.
The monochromatic bathroom showcases a handmade wallpaper from Callico Wallpaper, that’s designed for wet areas, while the marble and copper sink has a concrete base to match the mint-colored concrete floor. On the wall, there’s a mirror with an amber frame from Kartell by Laufen, and hanging from the ceiling is a pendant light from Michael Anastassiades.
Architecture, interiors, and furniture firm Eisner Design have completed the renovation of a basement and transformed it into a fun modern kid’s playroom.
The 2000 square foot (185 sqm) space includes a variety of different areas, each with its own function, and with a simple color palette of white and gray.
A wall of storage with square shelves provides plenty of storage for the playroom, while bright and colorful seating nooks are lined with padded cushions.
The central area of the playroom includes upholstered play equipment with a variety of shapes, allowing the children to build and play freely. A children’s hammock tree has been created on a column and uses steel hammock braces.
There’s also a foam pit area that’s defined by an upholstered low wall with a curved shape. This low wall encloses the foam pieces, which act as a soft area to land, should a child fall or jump from the rock climbing wall or monkey bar.
A two-tiered loft space with a netted area was designed as a place for hanging out or for sleepover parties. Additional storage space can be found underneath the lower level.
The adults in the home aren’t forgotten either, with a bar area that includes wine storage. The bar cabinetry has a white lacquer finish, while the white Caesarstone countertop complements the white resin floors.
The basement also includes a bathroom that features design elements like small penny tiles, a translucent glass shower screen with clear circular windows, and a round vanity mirror with integrated lighting.
Design: Eisner Design | Design team: Joe Eisner and Rosanna Lee
Architecture and interior design firm Rebecca Naughtin Architect, has recently completed the Turn House, which involved renovating a traditional Australian terrace house to include a new kitchen and living room.
The home, located in North Fitzroy, a suburb of Melbourne, has a traditional facade that includes ornate ironwork and a small front porch.
The newly built rear addition of the home can be seen down the lane at the side of the home and features a black brick wall that curves around the corner.
Around the corner is a small entrance that leads to a terrace with views of the interior through black framed glass walls.
A view of the new kitchen can be seen through one wall, while the other looks into the living room.
Black framed glass doors that blend into the glass walls, help to create an abundance of natural light that filters through to the interior.
Black blinds and gray curtains can be closed for privacy when needed.
The new living room includes a wood storage unit that acts as a TV stand, as well as multiple long wood shelves that make use of the wall. The floor is polished concrete with under-floor heating for the cooler temperatures.
Behind the living room is a coffee station hidden within the wood cabinetry, which also includes built-in black shelving and drawers.
The kitchen is designed with a curved white brick wall, stainless steel lower cabinets, and minimalist upper cabinets with a matte finish. Opposite this wall of cabinetry, is a long timber countertop with a built-in marble section for kneading dough.
Photography: Daniel Fuge | Architect and Interior Designer: Rebecca Naughtin Architect | Builder: Clancy Constructions
Spanish creative consultancy firm Masquespacio has recently completed the interior for ‘Bun‘, a burger restaurant in Turin, Italy, that has inspirations taken from a swimming pool.
The restaurant has 3 large windows, and the designers chose three different colors to represent each of the windows. The first color is pink, and is home to a raised seating area within arches, and includes materials like ceramics and terrazzo.
The pink zone transitions into the green zone, which has been defined as the region for ordering.
The last of the zones are defined by the use of blue. The blue zone has been created to add a touch of fun to the space, designed to simulate a huge swimming pool, with blue tiles, a metal pool ladder, and a shimmering ceiling, and large round lights.
Montreal-based firm DESK architectes has designed the contemporary remodel of a split-level home for a young couple who wanted to completely renovate the interior.
The remodel is immediately apparent as soon as you enter the home, with a new entryway, that’s separated from the living room by a matte black screen.
The screen, which also complements the dark tiled floor, allows the light from the living room to travel through to the entryway.
The living room has contemporary furnishings, and a view of the entryway and the street.
Here’s a closer look at the divider between the two spaces.
Steps that extend to include a bench made of white oak, lead from the living room to the dining room and kitchen.
The kitchen, which was originally organized in a “U” shape, has been completely reconfigured. Two large blocks of integrated built-in cabinets now face each other, with an island positioned between them. The new kitchen layout provides more storage spaces and freed up the rear wall to allow wider openings to the backyard.
In one of the bathrooms, the design has been separated into zones. The light zone combines the vanity, the medicine cabinet, and the bath, while the dark zone combines the toilet and a shower with a built-in shelving niche.
Here’s a look at the floor plan that shows how the home is split into multiple levels.
Photography by Maxime Brouillet | Architects: DESK architectes | Project managers: Etienne Duclos & Kévin Sylvain | General contractor: Projets H.E.T.A. | Cabinetmaker: Ébénisterie ALD | Flooring: Unik Parquet
Brosh Architects has designed the remodel of an apartment in London, England, that included clean lines and bright spaces, as per their client’s request.
To create the bright spaces and clean lines, the designers used crisp white walls and added LED lighting to highlight the straight edges, including a recessed television and floating storage cabinet.
The concealed lighting travels the length of the room, creating a seamless appearance, and adding a subtle glow to the room.
In the kitchen, lighting has been installed underneath the minimalist white cabinets, lighting the backsplash and countertop. The designers also changed the kitchen layout to expose the full height of the kitchen window and flood the kitchen and entrance hall with more natural light during the day.
The remodeled bathroom received a black and white art deco feel to resemble the age of the apartment. The vanity area has a small recessed shelf with hidden lighting, while in the shower, small spotlights highlight the items on the shower niches.
Let’s take a look at the other areas of the apartment…
The entry hallway has a wall of cabinets that can be pulled out to reveal coat hangers and shoe storage. The existing pine herringbone flooring in the apartment was damaged beyond repair, so the designers included an oak herringbone floor at a similar panel size and pattern.
Space saving pocket doors have been installed throughout the apartment, like for the bedrooms and bathroom.
In the bedrooms, the designers opened up hidden wall niches, lowered the ceilings to hide curtain tracks, and created bespoke wardrobes according to the clients’ needs.
Architecture, interiors, and furniture design studio OFFICIAL have designed the remodel of a home in Dallas, Texas, for their clients who wanted to add square footage to the existing house without changing the exterior.
The attic of the home was a substantial unfinished space, that the designers transformed into a home office. The room’s focal point is the custom shelving that fills the entire wall and wraps around the window.
The bookshelf meets a desk that runs along the length of the room.
The desk is positioned to take advantage of the skylight that adds natural light to the space.
Other areas of the home have been updated too, like the pitched ceiling above the stairs, which received multiple skylights that turn the staircase into a light well.
Fireplaces throughout the home were removed as the homeowners never used them, while the designers also shifted the stair to the center of the house, replacing an awkwardly placed staircase.
The stairs separate the two living areas, with the modern family room sharing the open plan with the kitchen. The other side of the stairs is home to the more formal living room that connects with the dining room.
Photographer: Mark Leveno | Architect: OFFICIAL LLC | Interior Design: Rob Dailey (furnishings) | Builder: DMAC