Interiors

Before & After – This Kitchen Remodel Was Updated With Warm Wood Cabinets

Before & After – This Kitchen Remodel Was Updated With Warm Wood Cabinets

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The original 1980s kitchen was outdated with old appliances, an overmount sink, and an uniquely shaped island.

This original 1980s kitchen was outdated with old appliances and an uniquely shaped island. It was remodeled and transformed into a contemporary kitchen.
This original 1980s kitchen was outdated with old appliances and an uniquely shaped island. It was remodeled and transformed into a contemporary kitchen.
This original 1980s kitchen was outdated with old appliances and an uniquely shaped island. It was remodeled and transformed into a contemporary kitchen.

After The Renovation

The updated light-filled contemporary kitchen design fuses Scandinavian minimalism with relaxed Californian elegance and Japanese undertones.

A remodeled kitchen with water-based white rift oak for the cabinets, a large island, and quartz countertops.

The redesign included installing a new floor, moving appliances, with some integrated, and a larger island with more counter space and room for seating.

A remodeled kitchen with water-based white rift oak for the cabinets, open shelving, a large island, and quartz countertops.

Challenged with completing the remodel in under three months, the designers incorporated durable, high-quality materials including quartz countertops that complement the white walls.

A remodeled kitchen with water-based white rift oak for the cabinets, open shelving, a large island, and quartz countertops.

Also included in the kitchen design are white rift oak for the cabinets, chosen for their durability to stand heavy usage.

A remodeled kitchen with water-based white rift oak for the cabinets, open shelving, a large island, and quartz countertops.
White rift oak kitchen cabinets and quartz countertops.

A Glass Enclosed Kitchen Is A Noticeable Design Feature Of This Home Remodel

A Glass Enclosed Kitchen Is A Noticeable Design Feature Of This Home Remodel

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…

The Kitchen

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.

A modern kitchen enclosed within white-framed windows, includes white cabinets that have been paired with a 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.
A modern kitchen enclosed within white-framed windows, includes white cabinets that have been paired with a 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.
A modern kitchen enclosed within white-framed windows, includes white cabinets that have been paired with a 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.
A modern kitchen enclosed within white-framed windows, includes white cabinets that have been paired with a 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.
A modern kitchen enclosed within white-framed windows, includes white cabinets that have been paired with a 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.
A modern kitchen enclosed within white-framed windows, includes white cabinets that have been paired with a 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.

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.

This 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.
This 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.

This modern open plan living room has shelving that lines the wall, while the couch and armchair are focused on the fireplace and built-in firewood storage.
This modern open plan living room has shelving that lines the wall, while the couch and armchair are focused on the fireplace and built-in firewood storage.
This modern open plan living room has shelving that lines the wall, while the couch and armchair are focused on the fireplace and built-in firewood storage.
This modern open plan 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.

This garden terrace is furnished with an outdoor lounge and an alfresco dining area.
This garden terrace is 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.

This modern home includes a three-door wardrobe in a eucalyptus green finish, that hides a minimal, functional and attractive powder room
This modern home 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, gives this powder room a unique appearance.

The Stairs

A semi-open staircase connects the various levels of the home.

A semi-open staircase connects the various levels of this modern 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.

A modern primary bedroom and en-suite bathroom. Botanical wallpaper creates a feature wall, while the wood slat accent wall provides separation between the sleeping area and the bathroom.
A modern bedroom with a small desk area.
This en-suite bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a wood slat wall, while black framed glass walls hide the shower and toilet, and the vanity has a thick white countertop that hides a makeup area.
This en-suite bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a wood slat wall, while black framed glass walls hide the shower and toilet, and the vanity has a thick white countertop that hides a makeup area.
This en-suite bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a wood slat wall, while black framed glass walls hide the shower and toilet, and 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.

In this modern kid's bedroom, there's 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.
In this modern kid's bedroom, there's 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.
In this modern kid's bedroom, there's 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.

This modern 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.

On the top level of this modern 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 TV above it, and a reading area with built-in shelves.
On the top level of this modern 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 TV above it, and a reading area with built-in shelves.
On the top level of this modern 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 TV above it, and a reading area with built-in shelves.

The Balcony

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.

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.
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.
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

A multi-level home with outdoor spaces, a window enclosed kitchen, and two living rooms.
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

A Pastel Pink And Mint Green Color Palette Creates A Statement Interior For This New York Apartment

A Pastel Pink And Mint Green Color Palette Creates A Statement Interior For This New York Apartment

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.

A green door welcomes visitors to this apartment, and one 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.

This modern entryway includes pink walls, 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.

This colorful living room is 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.
A pink and green living room with floor-to-ceiling curtains and an open floor plan.

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.

This pink and green dining area 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.

This pink and green kitchen 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.
This pink and green kitchen 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.
This pink and green kitchen 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.

In this 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.
In this bedroom, the bed frame is made from old timber, while a shelving unit that resembles steps, 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.

This 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.
This modern bathroom showcases a marble and copper sink with a concrete base that matches 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.

Seating Nooks Were Built Into A Wall Of Shelving In This Kid’s Playroom

Seating Nooks Were Built Into A Wall Of Shelving In This Kid’s Playroom

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.

A wall of storage with square shelves provides plenty of storage for the space, 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.

The central area of this modern 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.

This modern kid's playroom in a basement includes a foam pit area that's defined by a 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.

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.

This modern basement bar includes 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.

A basement 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

Black Brick Walls Wrap Around The New Addition To This Home

Black Brick Walls Wrap Around The New Addition To This Home

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 home, located in Melbourne, Australia, has a traditional facade that includes ornate iron work 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.

The newly built rear of this traditional Australian home can be seen down the lane at the side of the home and features a black brick 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.

The newly built rear of this traditional Australian home can be seen down the lane at the side of the home and features a black brick that curves around the corner.

A view of the new kitchen can be seen through one wall, while the other looks into the living room.

A view of the new kitchen can be seen through a black framed glass wall.
A modern house extension that includes black brick and a black framed glass wall.
A modern house extension that includes black brick and a black framed glass wall.

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 framed glass doors which 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.

Black blinds and gray curtains can be closed for privacy when needed in this house addition with glass walls.

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.

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 a polished concrete with under-floor heating for the cooler temperatures.
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 a 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.

A coffee station is hidden within this modern wood cabinetry, that 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.

This modern 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 built-in marble section for kneading dough.
This modern 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 built-in marble section for kneading dough.
Photography: Daniel Fuge | Architect and Interior Designer: Rebecca Naughtin Architect | Builder: Clancy Constructions

This Restaurant Has A Swimming Pool Inspired Interior Design

This Restaurant Has A Swimming Pool Inspired Interior Design

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.

A modern restaurant interior with a pink zone that has raised seating within arches.

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.

A modern restaurant interior with a pink zone, green zone, and blue zone.

The pink zone transitions into the green zone, which has been defined as the region for ordering.

A modern restaurant interior with blue section inspired by a swimming pool.

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.

A modern restaurant interior with blue section inspired by a swimming pool.
A modern restaurant interior with blue seating area inspired by a swimming pool.
Photography: Gregory Abbate | Design: Masquespacio | Architect: Luca Gobbo | Construction: Augusto Contract | Furniture & Customized Lighting: Design Masquespacio, Production Augusto Contract | Tiles: Complementto | Granite: Mosaic Tiles

A Black Partition Helps Create A Designated Entryway For This House Remodel

A Black Partition Helps Create A Designated Entryway For This House Remodel

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.

A remodeled split-level home.

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.

This modern room divider, which also complements the dark tiled floor, allows the light from the living room to travel through to the entryway.

The screen, which also complements the dark tiled floor, allows the light from the living room to travel through to the entryway.

This modern room divider, 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.

This modern 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.

A closeup view of a room divider.

Steps that extend to include a bench made of white oak, lead from the living room to the dining room and kitchen.

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 this modern kitchen, two large blocks of integrated built-in cabinets face each other, with an island positioned between them.
In this modern kitchen, two large blocks of integrated built-in cabinets face each other, with an island positioned between them.

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.

The design of this modern bathroom 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 built-in shelving niche.
A modern shower with square gray tiles, black hardware, and a shelving niche.

Here’s a look at the floor plan that shows how the home is split into multiple levels.

The floor plan of a split-level home.
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

LED Lights Create Subtle Lighting Accents Throughout This Remodeled Apartment

LED Lights Create Subtle Lighting Accents Throughout This Remodeled Apartment

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.

To create the bright spaces and clean lines, the designers went with crisp white walls and added in LED lighting to highlight the straight edges, like in the living room, also also includes 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.

Concealed LED 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.

In this modern kitchen, lighting has been installed underneath the minimalist white cabinets, lighting the backsplash and countertop.

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.

This 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.

This modern entry hallway has a wall of cabinets that can be pulled out to reveal coat hangers and shoe storage.

Space saving pocket doors have been installed throughout the apartment, like for the bedrooms and bathroom.

Space saving pocket doors have been installed throughout this modern 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.

In this remodeled bedroom, the designers opened-up hidden wall niches, lowered the ceilings to hide curtain tracks, and created bespoke wardrobes.
In this remodeled bedroom, the designers opened-up hidden wall niches and lowered the ceilings to hide curtain tracks.
Photography by Ollie Hammick | Architect: Brosh Architects | Kitchen: Suchdesigns

Instead Of Stairs, A Spiraling Ramp Was Designed For This Office Building

Instead Of Stairs, A Spiraling Ramp Was Designed For This Office Building

PAULO MERLINI architects has designed the offices of E-GOI & CLAVEL´S KITCHEN in Portugal, and one of the main design features central to the interior is a spiraling ramp.

A spiraling ramp replaces the need for stairs in this modern office and adds a sculptural element.

The former warehouse, which has now been transformed into offices that span multiple floors, includes a ramp that replaces the need for a staircase.

A spiraling ramp replaces the need for stairs in this modern office and adds a sculptural element.

The elegantly curves of the concrete form is accentuated by the use of white bars and edges.

A spiraling ramp replaces the need for stairs in this modern office and adds a sculptural element.
A spiraling ramp replaces the need for stairs in this modern office and adds a sculptural element.

The circling ramp connects the floors of the office and adds a sculptural element that doesn’t block the light from traveling throughout the interior.

A spiraling ramp replaces the need for stairs in this modern office and adds a sculptural element.
A spiraling ramp replaces the need for stairs in this modern office and adds a sculptural element.
A white frame and supports connect the top of a spiraling ramp with the ceiling.

Here’s a glimpse of the ramp looking down from the top floor, and up from the ground.

A spiraling ramp replaces the need for stairs in this modern office.

Let’s take a look at the rest of the office…

The exterior of the office has walls of glass providing a glimpse of the interior for the pedestrians on the street.

The exterior of this modern office has walls of glass providing a glimpse of the interior for the pedestrians on the street.
The exterior of this modern office has walls of glass providing a glimpse of the interior for the pedestrians on the street.

There’s a variety of different seating areas in the office interior, including spaces for casual meetings in house-shaped alcoves.

There's a variety of different seating areas in this modern office interior, including spaces for casual meetings in house-shaped alcoves.

More private work rooms with glass walls that keep the sound in or out.

A modern office interior with a variety of work areas.

A larger meeting room with a blue curtain that’s filled with beanbags and has LED lighting in the ceiling.

A large meeting room with a blue curtain that's filled with beanbags and has LED lighting in the ceiling.

Other more traditional work spaces exist too, with desks that include multiple work stations.

A modern office with floor-to-ceiling windows.

There’s also a photo studio with a minimalist white kitchen with floating wood shelves. Adjacent to the kitchen are tall wood shelves filled with photography props and kitchen equipment.

A modern office has a photo studio with a minimalist white kitchen with floating wood shelves. Adjacent to the kitchen are tall wood shelves filled with photography props and kitchen equipment.
Wood shelves frame a spiraling ramp in the center of this modern office.

When it’s time to take a break from working, there’s a communal area with long wood tables, a kitchenette, seating by the windows, and an outdoor space.

A modern office with a communal break room.
A modern office with seating by the windows that take advantage of the natural light.
A modern office with plants that hang from a metal detail.
Photography by Ivo Tavares Studio | Architecture Office: PAULO MERLINI architects | Main Architects: Paulo Merlini/ André Santos Silva

A Symmetrical Bookshelf Designed To Fill The Wall Around A Window Completes One End Of This Home Office

A Symmetrical Bookshelf Designed To Fill The Wall Around A Window Completes One End Of This Home Office

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 focal point of this home office is the custom bookshelf that fills the entire wall and wraps around the window.

The bookshelf meets a desk that runs along the length of the room.

A contemporary bookshelf that meets a desk.

The desk is positioned to take advantage of the skylight that adds natural light to the space.

A contemporary home office with a custom bookshelf that lines the wall, and a desk that takes advantage of the skylight.
A home office with a desk that takes advantage of natural light from the skylight.

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.

A contemporary home with a pitched ceiling and skylights.

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.

Contemporary wood stairs.
Centrally located stairs that separate different living areas.

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.

The stairs separate the two living areas of this home, 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