LIFE CREATOR Design Co. has designed an apartment for a family with two children, and included in the interior, is a custom wall designed with the children in mind.
Located along one wall in the living room/music room, is a wall of shelving. Some of the shelving is dedicated to open boxes filled with decorative items, other areas are drawers for hidden storage and a specially designed section for displaying frequently read books.
The shelving unit also includes two sliding whiteboard walls that can be moved to reveal the television. At the end of the unit, there’s a small desk area.
Opposite the shelving unit is a wood door decorated with white-framed colorful houses that act as wall art and a place to pin photos and drawings.
Colorful accent walls are used throughout the home, like in the living room, dining room, and bedrooms.
Each of the bedrooms also include hardware-free built-in closets with a desk.
Architecture and interior design firm FGMF Arquitetos, has completed Casa Jordão, a modern holiday home in Monte-Mor, Brazil, that’s located on a stud farm, and has a bright and open interior.
Key to the design of the interior spaces of the home is a room divider that separates two living areas.
The room divider, which is made from wood with steel supports, has a wall of shelving with an open area for displaying a television.
On each end of the room divider is a walkway that leads to the alternative living room.
The secondary living room is open to the swimming pool and is furnished with a pair of couches, armchairs, and a fireplace. The room divider is a mirror image of the other side, with shelving and a mounted TV.
Let’s take a look at the rest of the home…
The Entry Pathway
Tropical plants line a pathway that leads to the entryway of the home, where you’ll find a pivoting front door with views of a garden through glass walls. The entryway also provides a separation between the social areas of the home, and the bedrooms/bathrooms.
The exterior of the home is a black-painted mass, contrasting the surrounding nature, and providing a bold backdrop for the outdoor spaces, like the patio and swimming pool.
The interior of the home is lined in Tauari, a Brazilian pale wood, while the kitchen is completely made out of darkened wood. The kitchen can also be hidden from view, as a section of the cabinetry can be lowered down to close it off.
The Floor Plan
Photography by Fran Parente | Architecture and Interior Design: FGMF Arquitetos – Fernando Forte, Lourenco Gimenes, Rodrigo Marcondes Ferraz | Project Coordinators: Gabriel Mota, Luciana Bacin, Ana Paula Barbosa | Project Contributors: Adriana Pastore, Adriano Soares, Carmen Procopio, Caroline Endo, Mariana Leme, Mariana Schmidt, Rodrigo de Moura, Vera Silva | Project Interns: Beatriz Proenca, Carla Facchini, Flavia Theodorovitz, Frederico Branco, Mirella Fochi, Nara Diniz, Pedro Lira, Wendel de Deus | Construction: Join Us Construtora | Foundation and Structural Engineer: Stec do Brasil | Electrical and Plumbing Engineer: Projhel | Landscape Designer: Rodrigo Oliveira
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
Jula Cole Design has shared with us photos of a recent project that included a new look for a living room wall. Inspired by designs seen in hotels and bars in the Nashville area.
The wall includes a recessed TV above a built-in linear fireplace.
Flanking both sides of the TV and fireplace are custom-designed shelves with a diagonal design. The shelving units are made from white oak wood with a custom stain and slight whitewashing, while the shelving has a natural cane backing.
Wood-framed window seats on either side of the bookshelves take advantage of the views, while custom pillows add a touch of comfort and color.
The designers also worked on other rooms of the interior like the home office and the primary bedroom.
In the home office, the same wood in the living room was used, however this time it was finished with a darker stain. A natural feeling wallpaper was used to provide a backing for the shelves, and at the same time creating a sense of drama when paired with the dark green painted walls.
In the primary bedroom, a custom wall-to-wall headboard in Kelly Wearstler fabric was designed with integrated light switches as well as outlets. The fabric used for the headboard also carries on to the bed frame, while wall lights act as bedside tables.
A movable shelving unit has been included in the refurbishment of a Brazilian apartment that was completed by Bruno Rossi Arquitetos and Piratininga Arquitetos.
Included as the key design element in the apartment, the 85 foot (26m) long modular hanging shelving unit runs the length of the interior, from the living room all the way to the bedrooms, and is used to help define the hallway.
The shelf system is composed of modular steel panels and wood cabinets, providing storage and display areas for the adjacent room. Above the shelves is a row of overflowing plants that add greenery to the interior.
The unique design element about these hanging shelves is that they can be moved along a rail, allowing the shelves to be reconfigured depending on how the homeowner wants to use the space.
Here’s a look at the apartment layout that shows how the shelving unit runs the length of the interior.
Photography by Nelson Kon | Architecture: Bruno Rossi Arquitetos + Piratininga Arquitetos | Decor: Manaa Arquitetura | Construction: DM Engenharia | Lightining design project: LUX Projetos – Ricardo Heder
Architecture and interior design firm Ruetemple, have transformed the attic of a house in Moscow, Russia, and made it into a comfortable lounge for relaxing.
Previously used as a place for storing various old items, the architects removed all of the original partition walls and old ceiling, and opened up the space, exposing the home’s framing and letting the natural light filter through.
The architects chose a simple palette of natural materials and colors, LED lighting, and greenery. Two counters were added to the space, one that acts as a bar, and the other as a large desk.
The main relaxation area of the space is the lounge that wraps around the fireplace on all sides. Wide comfortable seats allow people to gather or sleep.
On the sides of the lounge are open wood shelves that act as a place to store books and small decor items.
The rear wall of the lounge is used for stacking firewood.
At night, the fireplace and candles in jars on the shelves create a soft warm glow, adding to the cozy environment.
Here you can see the floor plan for the project.
Architects: Ruetemple | Design team : Alexander Kudimov, Daria Butahina
In a home designed by Atelier Design N Domain, the designers chose to include custom-designed light wood shelving that wraps around a doorway, connecting the reading room with the media room.
On the other side of the doorway, there’s even more shelving, matching the wood design of the opposite side. The shelving also includes low cabinets with wood slat fronts, adding storage for items you don’t always want to be seen.
One of the main design aspects of the shelving is the hidden lighting that’s been installed underneath each of the shelves. Not only does this create ambient light, but it’s also used to highlight the decorative items and books displayed on the shelves.
Corners in rooms can sometimes be overlooked as a place to add an interesting design detail. In this Spanish apartment designed by Egue y Seta, the corner has been adorned with a pair of shelves.
The shelves have a few of functions, the first is that they help to hide the odd angle where the walls meet, while the second is they provide a place to display personal items such as books, small sculptures, and plants.
The third function is the added lighting that’s somewhat hidden underneath the shelf. It not only highlights the displayed objects on the lower shelf and cabinet below, but it also helps to brighten the corner.
Photography by VICUGO FOTO | Designers: Egue y Seta with direct involvement of: Daniel Pérez, Felipe Araujo, Covandonga Díaz, Marta Elizagaray, Álvaro Sánchez, Mireia Lucas, Maria Escobar, Diana García and Verónica Galli | Construction: César Burgos Cornejo
Ukrainian interior design firm K-BAND has designed a modern bedroom for an apartment in Kyiv. In one of the bedrooms, they created an entire custom wall that includes a headboard, side tables, and bookshelves.
The design of the wall, which combines wood and white details, also integrates the bed frame that sits in line with the side tables.
The wood accent that separates the two bookshelves on either side of the bed, has a solid wood base and wood slats on the upper half. It also acts as the headboard and helps to define the bedside tables.