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A Grid Of Square Black Window Frames Cover The Back Wall Of This Renovated House

A Grid Of Square Black Window Frames Cover The Back Wall Of This Renovated House

Architecture and interior design firm Ancerl Studio have recently completed the renovation of a tired bungalow and turned it into a contemporary home with a wall of black-framed windows at the rear of the house.

This contemporary home includes a back wall made up of large format loft style windows which are a contrast to the crisp material palette found throughout the home.

Located on a quiet tree-lined street in Toronto, Canada, the home includes a back wall made up of large format loft-style windows which are a contrast to the crisp material palette found throughout the home.

The expansive wall-to-wall black-framed windows and door frames complement the interior of the living room, that showcases a matte black fireplace and window bench. Also included in the design of the window bench is firewood storage.
The expansive wall-to-wall black-framed windows and door frames complement the interior of the living room, that showcases a matte black fireplace and window bench. Also included in the design of the window bench is firewood storage.

The expansive wall-to-wall black-framed windows and door frames complement the interior of the living room, which showcases a matte black fireplace and window bench. Also included in the design of the window bench is firewood storage.

The expansive wall-to-wall black-framed windows and door frames complement the interior of the living room, that showcases a matte black fireplace and window bench. Also included in the design of the window bench is firewood storage.
The expansive wall-to-wall black-framed windows and door frames complement the interior of the living room, that showcases a matte black fireplace and window bench. Also included in the design of the window bench is firewood storage.

In the nearby breakfast nook, the window frames match the pendant light and the chair frames.

In this modern breakfast nook, the black window frames match the pendant light and the chair frames.

In the upstairs primary bathroom, one entire wall is dedicated to the black-framed windows, flooding the room with natural light and creating a contrasting design element to the white walls and wood beams.

In this modern primary bathroom, one entire wall is dedicated to the black framed windows, flooding the room with natural light and creating a contrasting design element to the white walls and wood beams.

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

The Exterior

The home was inspired by farmhouse living, with the white exterior accented by natural white oak wood to add a warm welcome and a hint at what lies beyond.

This contemporary home was inspired by farmhouse living, with the white exterior accented by natural white oak wood to add a warm welcome and a hint at what lies beyond.
This contemporary home was inspired by farmhouse living, with the white exterior accented by natural white oak wood to add a warm welcome and a hint at what lies beyond.
This contemporary home was inspired by farmhouse living, with the white exterior accented by natural white oak wood to add a warm welcome and a hint at what lies beyond.

The Black-Framed Interior Glass Doors

Connecting various areas of the interior are black-framed glass doors that provide a glimpse of the other rooms.

Connecting various areas of the interior are black-framed glass doors that provide a glimpse of the other rooms.

The Dining Room And Kitchen

Centrally located, the kitchen and dining room feature cathedral ceilings with exposed wood beams, warm wood accents, and natural materials. Oversized pendant lights complement the grand space and add a warm glow for evenings spent around the large dining table.

This farmhouse-inspired kitchen and dining room feature cathedral ceilings with exposed wood beams, warm wood accents and natural materials. Oversized pendant lights complement the grand space, and add a warm glow for evenings spent around the large dining table.
This farmhouse-inspired kitchen and dining room feature cathedral ceilings with exposed wood beams, warm wood accents and natural materials. Oversized pendant lights complement the grand space, and add a warm glow for evenings spent around the large dining table.
This farmhouse-inspired kitchen and dining room feature cathedral ceilings with exposed wood beams, warm wood accents and natural materials. Oversized pendant lights complement the grand space, and add a warm glow for evenings spent around the large dining table.
This farmhouse-inspired kitchen and dining room feature cathedral ceilings with exposed wood beams, warm wood accents and natural materials. Oversized pendant lights complement the grand space, and add a warm glow for evenings spent around the large dining table.
This farmhouse-inspired kitchen and dining room feature cathedral ceilings with exposed wood beams, warm wood accents and natural materials. Oversized pendant lights complement the grand space, and add a warm glow for evenings spent around the large dining table.
A contemporary farmhouse-inspired kitchen with gray countertops, white cabinets, and wood accents.

The Home Office

A private home office and a sunny casual breakfast nook extend off of the main area that also leads to the family room. A black accent wall provides a backdrop for the fireplace, while built-in shelving and cabinets add a storage element.

A modern home office has a black accent wall that provides a backdrop for the fireplace, while built-in shelving and cabinets add a storage element.
A modern home office has a black accent wall that provides a backdrop for the fireplace, while built-in shelving and cabinets add a storage element.

The Stairs

Black metal stair pickets and feature wall paneling, lead up to the second floor, where one is met with a catwalk overlooking the dining and kitchen space below.

Black metal stair pickets and feature wall paneling, lead up to the second floor, where one is met with a catwalk overlooking the dining and kitchen space below.

The Primary Bedroom

Featuring a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and layers of neutral soft textures and furnishings, the primary bedroom is designed as a cozy nest overlooking the lush green yard.

Featuring a cathedral ceiling with exposed beams and layers of neutral soft textures and furnishings, this primary bedroom is designed as a cozy nest overlooking the lush green yard.

The En-Suite Bathroom

The white marbled spa-like bathroom includes a windowed alcove for the freestanding tub, metallic hardware, and wood accents.

This modern white marbled spa-like bathroom includes a windowed alcove for the freestanding tub, metallic hardware, and wood accents.
This modern white marbled spa-like bathroom includes a windowed alcove for the freestanding tub, metallic hardware, and wood accents.
This modern white marbled spa-like bathroom includes a windowed alcove for the freestanding tub, metallic hardware, and wood accents.
This modern white marbled spa-like bathroom includes a windowed alcove for the freestanding tub, metallic hardware, and wood accents.
Photography by Kimberly Czornodolskyj

This Apartment Interior Has Custom Elements Throughout Its Design, Like An Oversized Square Dining Table

This Apartment Interior Has Custom Elements Throughout Its Design, Like An Oversized Square Dining Table

Photography by Tony Soluri Photography

Mia Rao Design has recently completed the modern interiors of a penthouse apartment for their client who wanted an edgy urban vibe in his new modern Chicago home.

This small lounge area is highlighted by the dark grey accent wall, the large art piece, and a colorful yellow armchair. #InteriorDesign #ModernInterior
Photography by Tony Soluri Photography

In the living room, a comfortable sectional couch is focused on the fireplace, and anchored in the room by a large grey and white rug.


Living Room Ideas - In this modern living room, a comfortable sectional couch is focused on the fireplace, and anchored in the room by a large grey and white rug. #LivingRoom #ModernLivingRoom #Fireplace
Photography by Tony Soluri Photography

In the dining room, a 90×90” square concrete and zinc dining table commands attention, while the room is also accented with a wall mural by Casamance.


Dining Room Ideas - In this modern dining room, a 90x90” square concrete and zinc dining table commands attention, while the room is also accented with a wall mural by Casamance. #DiningRoom #ModernDiningRoom #SquareDiningTable #DiningRoomIdeas
Photography by Tony Soluri Photography

In the kitchen, a double sided 13 foot long, concrete and quartzite island with center waterfall features two eating areas, while the kitchen backsplash showcases exposed brick that’s been glazed with gunmetal metallic paint.


Kitchen Ideas - In this modern kitchen, a double sided 13 foot long, concrete and quartzite island with center waterfall features two eating areas, while the kitchen backsplash showcases exposed brick that's been glazed with gunmetal metallic paint. #KitchenIdeas #ModernKitchen #KitchenIsland #KitchenDesign
Photography by Tony Soluri Photography

The apartment also has a wine room that’s furnished with a ink blue sectional, has custom-built wine chillers, and a chandelier by Lucy Slivinsky, that’s made of metal car parts.


Wine Room Ideas - This modern wine room has been furnished with a ink blue sectional, has custom-built wine chillers, and a chandelier by Lucy Slivinsky, that's made of metal car parts. #WineRoom #WineStorage #Lounge #HomeBar
Photography by Tony Soluri Photography

Adjacent to the wine room is a blackened steel staircase that leads to the roof deck.


Stair Ideas - This industrial modern blackened steel staircase leads to the roof deck of this modern penthouse apartment. #SteelStairs #StairIdeas
Photography by Tony Soluri Photography

The master bedroom features a wood bed frame with an asymmetrical upholstered and walnut headboard, that also has integrated nightstands. A large wool area rug adds warmth to the room, while Roman shades (with hidden blackout roller shades) add a soft touch.


Bedroom Ideas - This modern master bedroom features a wood bed frame with an asymmetrical upholstered and walnut headboard, that also has integrated nightstands. A large wool area rug adds warmth to the room, while Roman shades (with hidden blackout roller shades) add a soft touch. #BedroomIdeas #ModernBedroom #BedroomDesign
Photography by Tony Soluri Photography

In the master bathroom, a custom wall hung vanity and back panel has been made from rift cut white oak with an espresso stain, while an engineered quartz counter is complemented by faucets with a titanium finish, and gray porcelain tiles cover the floor.


Bathroom Ideas - In this master bathroom, a custom wall hung vanity and back panel has been made from rift cut white oak with an espresso stain, while an engineered quartz counter is complemented by faucets with a titanium finish, and gray porcelain tiles cover the floor. #ModernBathroom #BathroomIdeas #DarkWoodVanity #MasterBathroom
Photography by Tony Soluri Photography

Opposite the vanity is the walk-in shower that’s enclosed behind a blackened steel and glass door. Inside the shower, large format striated wall tile has been combined with a black mosaic shower floor tile for a modern industrial look.


Shower Ideas - In this modern master bathroom, the walk-in shower is enclosed behind a blackened steel and glass door. Inside the shower, large format striated wall tile has been combined with a black mosaic shower floor tile for a modern industrial look. #ShowerIdeas #ModernShower #ShowerDesign
Photography by Tony Soluri Photography | Interior Design: Mia Rao Design | Developer: G-Corp Development | Construction by Sulo Development

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Stair Ideas - This modern blackened steel staircase leads up to the rooftop, while penny tiles add a fun touch at the top of the stairs. #StairIdeas #IndustrialStairs #ModernIndustrial #PennyTiles
Bathroom Ideas - This modern bathroom features a wall hung  vanity and back panel that's made from rift cut white oak with an espresso stain. Matching back panel. An engineered quartz counter is complemented by Kohler Compose faucets with a titanium finish, while gray porcelain tiles cover the floor. #BathroomIdeas #ModernBathroom #DarkWoodVanity #MasterBathroom
Wine Room Ideas - This modern wine room has been furnished with a ink blue sectional, has custom-built wine chillers, and a chandelier by Lucy Slivinsky, that's made of metal car parts. #WineRoom #WineStorage #Lounge #HomeBar

A Small Apartment In Hong Kong Makes Smart Use Of Its 492 Square Feet

A Small Apartment In Hong Kong Makes Smart Use Of Its 492 Square Feet

Sim-Plex Design Studio has recently completed the interior of a modern and small apartment in Hong Kong, that measures in at 492 square feet (45 sqm).

Just off the entryway is the kitchen, where cabinetry meets the ceiling, and stools of different sizes have been tucked under the countertop.

Sim-Plex Design Studio has recently completed the interior of a modern and small apartment in Hong Kong, that measures in at 492 square feet. #SmallApartment #ApartmentDesign

Just off the kitchen is a colorful blue fridge that’s adjacent to a pocket door. Through the pocket door is a small room that can be used as a guest room and storage space.

This small apartment has a pocket door that opens to reveal a guest room with storage space. #PocketDoor #SmallApartment

The kitchen looks out to the living room that can also be used as a playroom and media room.

This minimal living room has a dining table hidden within the floor, and can also be used as a playroom and media room. #LivingRoom #Playroom #MediaRoom

Hidden within the floor of the living room is a dining table that can be raised when needed. There’s also small hand holes that can open panels to reveal storage.

Hidden within the floor of this living room is a dining table that can be raised when needed. There's also small hand holes that can open panels to reveal storage. #HiddenDiningTable #SmallApartment #ApartmentDesign

Folding doors that seamlessly blend into the wall next to the television, can be opened to separate the living area from the rest of the apartment.

In this small apartment, folding doors that seamlessly blend into the wall next to the television, can be opened to separate the living area from the rest of the apartment. #FoldingDoors #SmallApartmen #DoorIdeas

A pocket door slides open to reveal the bedrooms and bathroom.

In this small apartment, a pocket door slides open to reveal the bedrooms and bathroom. #PocketDoor #SmallApartment #ApartmentDesign

In the first bedroom, the bed has been raised up onto a platform, allowing for storage underneath and uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape.

In this small bedroom, the bed has been raised up onto a platform, allowing for storage underneath and uninterrupted views of the surrounding landscape. #Bedroom #PlatformBed #SmallBedroom #Desk

In the master bedroom, there’s wood that lines an alcove by the window, while a cabinet runs the length of the room, and a closet as a pull-out make-up vanity.

In the master bedroom of this small apartment, there's wood that lines an alcove by the window, while a cabinet runs the length of the room, and a closet as a pull-out make-up vanity. #BedroomDesign #SmallBedroom #Closet

In the bathroom, a glass shower door allows the light to travel throughout the space, helping to keep it bright and feeling larger than it is.

In this small bathroom, a glass shower door allows the light to travel throughout the space, helping to keep it bright and feeling larger than it is. #BathroomDesign #SmallBathroom

Here’s the floor plan of the apartment that shows the guest room off the kitchen, and the location of the bedrooms and bathroom.

Sim-Plex Design Studio has recently completed the interior of a modern and small apartment in Hong Kong, that measures in at 492 square feet. #SmallApartment #FloorPlan

A Square Kitchen Island Includes Casual Seating In This Toronto Home

A Square Kitchen Island Includes Casual Seating In This Toronto Home

Architecture and interior design firm Ancerl Studio, has completed a project in Toronto, Canada, where they included a square island in the kitchen. In most kitchen designs, the island is often a rectangular shape, however, due to the shape of this kitchen, it made more sense to go with a square design.

Grey and white marble has been used to complement the white walls, while above the island, there are three glass balloon-like pendant lights.

By having a square kitchen island with a white and marble finish, the designers of this kitchen were able to include four spaces for seating in the form of counter stools, which is ideal if you're entertaining and want to interact with the person cooking, or if you need a spot to have a quick bite to eat. #SquareIsland #SquareKitchenIsland #KitchenDesign #KitchenIsland #IslandWithSeating

By having a square island, the designers were able to include four spaces for seating in the form of counter stools, which is ideal if you’re entertaining and want to interact with the person cooking, or if you need a place to have a quick bite to eat.

By having a square kitchen island with a white and marble finish, the designers of this kitchen were able to include four spaces for seating in the form of counter stools, which is ideal if you're entertaining and want to interact with the person cooking, or if you need a spot to have a quick bite to eat. #SquareIsland #SquareKitchenIsland #KitchenDesign #KitchenIsland #IslandWithSeating

The island also has an under-mount stainless steel sink, which when being used, has a view of the dining area.

By having a square kitchen island with a white and marble finish, the designers of this kitchen were able to include four spaces for seating in the form of counter stools, which is ideal if you're entertaining and want to interact with the person cooking, or if you need a spot to have a quick bite to eat. #SquareIsland #SquareKitchenIsland #KitchenDesign #KitchenIsland #IslandWithSeating
Photography by Maxime Bocken | Architecture & Interior Design: Ancerl Studio

citizenM Times Square by Concrete Architectural Associates

citizenM Hotels have opened a new location of their distinctive accommodations designed by Concrete Architectural Associates.

The 230-room hotel is located in Times Square, New York.

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Project description

The concrete designed citizenM hotel is making its debut in the United States with its first skyscraper in the heart of New York City on Times Square. An Amsterdam based hotel chain, citizenM is bringing affordable luxury to all mobile citizens, as it opened its doors on 10 April, 2014.

citizenM Times Square offers New York 230 of its signature guest rooms, stacked on top of a vibrant living room plaza, a double height space which combines the NY-vibe with a home away from home feel. This citizenM features a striking artwork in the heart of the living room by Julian Opie as well as a rooftop bar. The dynamic living room and rooftop bar form the social heart of citizenM. Open and inviting to both guests and locals to have a drink, work or just rest and be inspired by the art.

The concept of citizenM is to give the mobile citizens of the world ‘more for less’ and cut out all hidden costs, remove all unnecessary items in order to provide guests with a luxury experience at an affordable price. The hotel counts 230 rooms of 150 square feet (approx. 14 m2). The design is founded on the belief that a great bed and a rain shower is all you need during a city or business trip.

This 144 Square Foot Tiny House Acts As A Home Office Or Guest Suite

This 144 Square Foot Tiny House Acts As A Home Office Or Guest Suite

A Carpenter’s Son usually build and design furniture, however, for their latest project, they have collaborated with Lakeside Cabins to create a 144 square foot (13 sqm) tiny house that can double as a home office or guest suite.

The exterior has a modern design with a sloped roof, wood siding with a black finish, and clerestory windows.

The exterior of this tiny house has a modern design with a sloped roof, wood siding with a black finish, and clerestory windows.

Wrapping around two sides of the tiny studio is a natural wood deck that’s accessible by a pair of sliding glass doors.

Wrapping around two sides of this modern tiny house is a natural wood deck that's accessible by a pair of sliding glass doors.

Inside the tiny home is an open room that measures in at 12×12 feet, and has natural wood on the ceiling and floor.

A modern tiny house with a single room, that can be used as a guest suite or home office, and is furnished with a pull-out sofa and a desk.

This tiny home has been furnished with a pull-out sofa, a wood desk that wraps around the corner, floating shelves, an electric fireplace, and a small bar fridge.

A modern tiny house with a single room, that can be used as a guest suite or home office, and is furnished with a pull-out sofa and a desk.

To learn more, take a tour of this tiny house by watching a video from YouTuber Levi Kelly as he takes a look around and chats with the owner.

An Empty Square In London Has Been Transformed With An Installation Titled ‘Please Be Seated’

An Empty Square In London Has Been Transformed With An Installation Titled ‘Please Be Seated’

Photography © Mark Cocksedge

British designer Paul Cocksedge, has transformed an empty square in London with his latest installation titled ‘Please Be Seating’.

The large-scale structure was commissioned by Broadgate, an office and retail estate in the City of London, and is designed to represent the changing rhythm of the community.

Photography © Mark Cocksedge

The design features curves for people to sit on and walk under, and is made from scaffolding planks. Paul Cocksedge collaborated with Essex-based high-end interiors company, White & White, to re-imagine and re-use the building wood.

“Every single aspect of the installation is tailored to its environment as well as the function it serves. The curves raise up to create backrests and places to sit, as well as space for people to walk under, or pause and find some shade. It walks the line between a craft object and a design solution. It occupies the square without blocking it,” says Cocksedge.

The installation will be on display between 14 September – 11 October 2019, and can be found at Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate.

Photography © Mark Cocksedge | Supported by Broadgate and British Land | Further Support: ARUP and White & White London

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