Not everyone lives – or wants to live – in a house and millions of people are looking for examples of stylish apartment interior design. Across the globe, families make their homes in apartments that are polished, organized and beautiful. HomeDSGN brings you a collection of chic apartment interior design showcasing the possibilities. From contemporary neutrals and modern white designs to warm wood-filled interiors, inspiration for your apartment abounds.
By Magaly • Jun 13, 2018
The team at the architectural firm Swing, made up of the architects Dai Kanayama and Ryusuk Anezaki, designed this project in 2018. It covers a total ground area of 146 square meters, and is located in the city of Osaka, in Japan. With this project, the main objective was to figure out how one could create an open space that would be nevertheless colored by daily landscapes, all of it covering an area under 150 square meters. One of the most important elements of shared house projects is how to achieve spaces that cannot be had in a studio apartment, so the focus of the height of each room was taken into consideration, as well as the intent to make the most of its space.
The shared house should be a happy and welcoming space for the enjoyment of everyday life, where the “ordinary and extraordinary” are mixed in that space with “individual and common” characteristics.
Its designers were responsible for maintaining an adequate height for each space, taking into account the balance between adequate space for the rooms and an open feeling for the shared living room. The look through the mezzanine to the “borrowed landscape” of the trees that line the street from the window ensures the feeling of spaciousness even within the high-density city.
This wonderful apartment is located on the 29th floor of a tall building located in the heart of the city of Austin, Texas, in the United States. Its position has the advantage of offering simply incredible views of the Texan city, especially if you happen to have floor to ceiling glass walls. The architectural firm Furman + Keil Architects was commissioned to carry out this project covering a total ground area of 3200 square feet in 2015. The W Residence, the name given to the project, overlooks Lake Lady Bird.
Inspired by the work of Italian architect Carlo Scarpa, the team used a series of screens and floating roofs to subtly define finely designed spaces within the confines of the building’s concrete frame.
The inherently compressed section of the single floor was reimagined with layers and reliefs, and the design was changed from a one floor space to a series of more intimate and highly composite spaces.
The precise details and the extraordinary craftsmanship in waxed steel, patinated brass, plaster, travertine and various woods create a warm and elegant space in which to take refuge from the bustling urban activity so typical of large and populous cities.
By Magaly • May 11, 2018
This monochrome apartment, which covers an area of only 50 square meters, was designed by Aida Šniraitė, owner of the interior designer firm “Authentic Interior.” It is located in Vilnius, Lithuania. Vilnius is the capital and most populated city of Lithuania, located in the homonymous province. The city lies to the southeast of the country, about 30 km from the border with Belarus.
The apartment was designed for a single woman with strong tastes for industrial and urban US design, but with quite a limited budget. It has very unusual color combinations for what is the more traditional Lithuanian style, with black doors and plinths, original concrete ceilings or black furniture. Inspired by industrial and urban US living, concrete, bricks, metal have been used throughout. The apartment is divided into a living area of 30 square meters, a big shower of 6 square meters, and a bedroom of 14 square meters.
Due to its small size, some intelligent solutions have been used that have made it possible to maximize the tiny spaces. Large mirrors have been installed in the closets, so that the light is reflected, creating a more luminous atmosphere and, at the same time, giving us a visual sense of spaciousness.
By Magaly • Apr 16, 2018
This luxurious apartment has been decorated with an exquisite taste by the firm Ippolito Fleitz Group – Identity Architects, and it is located in the city of Putuo, China.
The project, with a full range of shades of gray, creates an atmosphere with an air of elegant and meditative calm, which would perfectly adapt to the wishes of a globetrotter after a long and exhausting journey.
In the middle of a forest of 20,000 trees, the “Schwarzwald” apartment towers offer the unique synthesis of living a modern urban life in a quality environment. Many metropolitans long for a place of tranquility and relaxation where their families adopt a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. To fulfill these wishes, an innovative project with a vision of the future was created, which meets the highest standards in terms of comfort and quality of life.
The layers and interactions of premium materials, fascinating textures and high contrast surfaces make this 250 square meter apartment a metropolitan sanctuary with an impressive view of the urban skyline of Shanghai.
Warm shades of gray, natural wooden surfaces, indirect lighting, and lush fabrics contrast with the smooth surfaces of the rooms and create a relaxed atmosphere.
Thanks to a sophisticated combination of marble, unpretentious white sanitary ware, and accessories in black and gold, the bathrooms unfold in an aura of classic and timeless taste.
By Magaly • Apr 9, 2018
This unique and modern project covering 121 square meters has been created by the architectural firm Wutopia Lab in the city of Gu Long Lu, Minhang Qu, Shanghai Shi, in China.
Among the architects responsible for this project we will find Erni Min, Ting Yu, Wutian Sun, and Chloe Zhang. This project of reconstruction began in 2017, and the result is this fabulous space that lends itself to the whim of its owners. The designer decided to convert three bedrooms and two living rooms into one bedroom and one living room, so that parents and children could grow up together, thus creating a shared and open home.
To maximize the lighting area, the windows were changed and replaced with panoramic views.
The free flow of space created by breaking down the walls of separation naturally forms three social areas, where each member of the family takes what they need while sharing the same world.
The use of simple materials such as glass, wood, ceramic tiles, cloth, stone, vegetation, and stainless steel helps express the features of the space. Considering the safety of the child, all the corners of the wall have been rounded. By using a large number of smart devices, all appliances can be remotely controlled, adding a futuristic touch to the house.
This functional and modern apartment is located in a residential building that is 21 years old and is located in the central section of the city of Chongqing, China. The space, recently remodeled in 2018, has an area of 71 square meters. Jin Xue, from the interior design firm Xue Jin Architecture Network, was in charge of its design.
This construction, respectfully built on a mountain, is a typical local residence. For the past two decades, it was home to a couple and their only child. Now, it is owned by a young couple who, dissatisfied with the original design, lighting, and ventilation, decided to carry out the remodeling to create a more pleasant, comfortable, and functional space that could satisfy their needs.
For the reconstruction of the apartment, it was important to focus on the kitchen and the bathroom. The owner wanted to have a more luminous and spacious kitchen, to cook every day and enjoy the preparation of meals with friends. Whereas with the bathroom, the owner wanted to have a relatively independent bathroom with a bathtub.
It has two relatively private rooms, and a shared open space that, thanks to its flexibility, can serve various functions. The open space was designed to bring the occupants closer to each other while performing daily activities.
Once couples become parents, they start to think about how they can add open areas within the home that will contribute to their children’s development. This couple wanted to make sure that the living room has many storage areas. After extensive discussions, they decided to move away from a conventional design and reconsider the entire structure of the living room.
The design was under the leadership of the designer Ivan Chen of the Studio of Interior Design HAO Design in the year 2017, and it is located in the city of Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Creating an ideal home involves more than simply building a safe and comfortable space for children to grow up. It is also important to preserve its own aesthetic sensibility, taste and lifestyle preferences.
Each aspect of the studio reflects the love for industrial style design, which blends beautifully with the wooden floors used for the common areas of the house to generate an air of classic elegance. The wood grain pattern extends to the living room, where the visitor’s eye is immediately captured by the leather sofa.
Moving from the main living room to the master bedroom, the general feeling is of tranquility and relaxation, with a use of shades of blue that represents a continuation of the classic style of the main living room. The child’s room has its own size-adjusted door, an innovative feature that is fun at the same time.
Penthouses- by definition are luxurious. Sitting on the highest floor these apartments are inevitably a statement of success with luxurious amenities. Whether you are attracted to them because of their beauty, the view they provide, or the many fancy luxurious amenities they feature, chances are you have always wanted to own one. Although penthouses are mostly decorated in modern layout some of them have a classic charm that is hard to miss. Here are breathtaking penthouses that will inspire you to own one of your own in the near future.
Coppin penthouse is the perfect definition of a luxurious apartment with a gorgeous view. Designed by the Richmond based Australian architectural firm JAM Architects in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This residence is decorated in a classic penthouse appeal with a few modern pieces here and there. However, even though the home offers a classic appeal the terrace and pool are the highlights of this home. The reason being the view is impeccable. You can see the entire city from the terrace especially at night.
Wonderful Penthouse in Chicago
Located In the city of Chicago this penthouse is what all dreams are made of. It is contemporary yet charming with a classic feel that exuberates throughout the home. This home is characterized by its modern appeal from head to toe. However, one space of the penthouse that really caught our attention was the bathroom. Furthermore, the bathroom is fully constructed of white vein marble. The white vein marble adds a sense of peace in the bathroom space that we haven’t seen before.
Categorized by being the perfect combination of classic charm and elegance, this penthouse is located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. This private residence was constructed for a family with three children. The children were the number one focus when it came to decorating the space. Therefore, the space has a warm feel to it that screams home in a modern type of way. Its large windows give the perfect rich view of the city.
Sleek and classic with hints of modern are the perfect words to describe the Mayfair house. This penthouse consisted of four apartments in one space. The large spaces are filled with modern charm, while the smaller corners are chic and sleek in design. Riddled with classic charm every space of this home has its own personality.
Created with “relaxation” in mind the Penthouse Ecopark takes a contemporary space and adds traditional furniture for the perfect blend between the two. The interior of the home offers rich dark hues that perfectly work with the green shades that flow throughout the home. Furthermore, the large windows bring in the natural beauty from the outside directly in. The home also features brick walls throughout that add a classic feel in a modern way.
Penthouse 03 is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The beautifully glass constructed penthouse is decorated in a minimalist form to allow all the windows to be the center stage of the home. Primarily the home offers a white layout with large windows throughout. Subsequently, the perfectly polished wood gave the home a classic appeal that exuberated charm and beauty in a minimalist way.
Penthouse in Palma de Mallorca
Located in Palma de Mallorca, Spain this penthouse is spectacular from the inside out. Decorated in a minimal manner that allows the structure to speak for itself this home screams contemporary with hints of classic furniture throughout. Nevertheless, the classic furniture really helps bring the entire look of this home together. However, the most impressive area of this home is the terrace. The terrace itself had a grand view that is difficult to miss.
Penthouse on the Park
Penthouse on the Park is a private residence located in Sofia, Bulgaria. This penthouse measures at about 3,600 sq ft space. Furthermore, the classic interior works in the layouts favor as every part of the home screams classic penthouse décor while still feeling chic. Furthermore, the penthouse is decorated in mostly neutral shades of white and gray with hints of color here and there. This allows the home to be charming with a hint of feminine throughout.
Penthouse by Josep Ruà Spatial Designer
This penthouse created by Josep Ruà Spatial Designer takes the luxurious feel out of the penthouse and replaced it with traditional charm. The home has almost a cabin feel it. Furthermore, its unfinished wooden aspect mixed with natural elements creates the perfect combination that elevates this home to the next level. Furthermore, the aesthetics of the home was simple, but open and direct.
Penthouse in Berlin
Sitting on 5,382 square feet this penthouse is one of a kind. It sits directly on the banks of the river Spree and surrounded by the city the view from this penthouse is unbelievable. The residence is decorated with neutral, elegant décor that emphasis the classy yet trendy aspect of this penthouse. However, with all the trendy appeal of this home, there is also a classy touch to it. Furthermore, the home is filled with elegant, classic chandeliers that brighten up the space in a sweet, traditional manner.
To conclude, these penthouses are as charming as they seem but with a little classic detail to them. Which of these penthouses is your favorite? Please let us know your thoughts below.
By Magaly • Mar 28, 2018
This project is located in an urban area of the west area of Ciqikou Street, a semi-chaotic area that could be described as a poor neighborhood, which is a typical urban form in the Hutong areas nowadays in the city of Beijing, China. The new structure is a building within the original wall, which has been strengthened.
In addition, the reinforced concrete roof is stable enough for the additional weight of the people that are going to be occupying that space. Open views and lots of sunlight come together to create a pleasant space. The project, of only 28 square meters, was led by architectural firm Chaoffice, and in particular, by its architect Zhi Cheng.
The home is characterized by a set of hidden storage compartments, largely under the bed or the table. According to the plan, the functions within the house have been compressed into two defined spaces, leaving the center completely free of the chaos that prevails elsewhere in the house. This has provided a sense of dignity for those who use the space, as well as a sense of comfort.
The space can also be seen as a sequence, the home subdivided into two spaces composed entirely of functional aspects, as well as spaces defined by clarity.
By Magaly • Mar 23, 2018
This home in the old Xuhui residential district of Shanghai in Leshan Road, China, has come to life after the fabulous renovation that was completed in 2017 thanks to the architectural firm FANAF. The project manager, architect Xin Jin, managed to create a small and cozy home space in only 31 square meters. Not only will the couple live here, but they will do so with their 51 cats. Yes, you read that right: 51 cats!
To begin the project, the designers lived with the clients and their cats in the space for a whole day. The unique experience allowed designers to understand the customers’ lifestyle needs and areas of concern by sharing a small area with so many cats. Through this experience, the designers identified that the room lacked separate areas. The living space of the couple was completely occupied by cats, which caused inconveniences to the owners.
The magnitude of the problem meant that it was common to find cat hair in kitchen utensils and sleep with more than a dozen cats at night. The owners did not have a place to relax alone and the guests could not sit and enjoy a conversation or stay for long periods. In addition, to prevent the cats from escaping, the windows were constantly closed, which meant that the room did not have adequate ventilation.
By Magaly • Mar 22, 2018
Upon laying eyes on the modern interior of this renovated apartment that they are standing in an old building from the 20th Century. This is thanks to the extensive remodeling work that was undertaken largely during the 80s, where the building was completely refurbished.
The apartment is divided into two different levels: the first, an ordinary residence area; the second, a scarcely-used terrace area above the first, where an informal storage area was built. The intervention reverses the detachment between these two levels and attempts to unite the internal and external areas of the apartment.
The architectural firm Arriba, under the direction of its architects José Andrade Rocha and Filipe Ferreira, was in charge of carrying out the 115 square meter project, which is located in Dom Vasco, Lisbon, Portugal.
The proposal reorganizes the spaces of the apartment, empties the terrace, and uses the height of the roof of the uninhabited attic, exposing the structure of the roof and the atmosphere of an old building. The social space now includes the kitchen, while the private spaces meet at the back of the apartment.
The wooden staircase is the organizing element: an integral piece of the apartment that establishes the entrance, the kitchen, and the living room, giving access to the terrace that overlooks the river where you can enjoy the sun.
This apartment with a stark industrial style is located along the Regents Canal in Islington, London, England, in the United Kingdom. The project consisted of transforming an old family home into a contemporary home, which would be energy efficient and have comfortable spaces.
The architect Nicholas Szczepaniak, from the architectural firm Nicholas Szczepaniak Architects, was in charge of the project, which was completed in the year 2017.
The project consisted of a complete remodeling of the three-story property, which covers an area of 163 square meters, including the replacement and expansion of an existing conservatory on the roof to transform it from an unusable storage room into a contemporary living space that can be used throughout the year — and with an outdoor terrace to boot.
The approach all across the project was to use materials of moderate price, and to add value through meticulous and elaborate details and care during the execution.
Inspired by the old industrial use of the building, the palette of materials incorporates raw and uncovered finishes, such as the original concrete, which contains the marks where the walls were located while the building was used as a factory. In contrast to this, elements such as the kitchen and accessories are done in warm colors and with a texture to create a unique palette of materials and, as a result, a contemporary and cozy atmosphere.
By Magaly • Mar 12, 2018
This old building, dating back to 1870, has been recently remodeled by the firm Renovation, Design & Interior: Stefaan Van Dyck & Kathleen Cassiers, in the city of Antwerp, Belgium. The remodeling, which began in 2016, ended just a year later in 2017, resulting in a spectacular job full of good taste.
The restoration was based mostly on the original elements such as oak wood ceilings, old mosaic floor and some of the characteristic wooden stairs. The street on which it is located is picturesque and very famous for its fashion, culture, diamonds and chocolate.
It has five floors that can only be accessed by stairs and where up to 10 people can be accommodated.
On the ground floor there is a private cafe-bistro style dining room and a kitchen with plenty of modern appliances, while the cozy living room with a fireplace and a sophisticated flat screen TV is located on the third floor.
The rooms are located on the first, second and last floor. The rooms on the first and second floor have two bunk beds, plus the extra-large double bed. All rooms have a large hanging area of open cupboards and shelves as well as bathroom and toilet.
By Magaly • Mar 8, 2018
This remodeling carried out in two apartments to make it a more spacious and comfortable family home was carried out by the architectural firm CHAO and led by its architects Adriano Carneiro de Mendonça and Antonio Pedro Coutinho, in the city of Alto Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the year 2013.
The area that has 210 square meters has spacious and open spaces where its different sections coexist in perfect harmony. The apartment has no clearly defined functional corridors or separations; all of the facilities are arranged around the large bright room. The open plan reveals the original structure of the building, left in apparent concrete.
The two unified apartments became a generous social space that houses all the family activities. The rooms and the kitchen were organized around this space in a relaxed layout, without clear corridors or functional separations.
Located on a hill in the famous city, the house is decorated with traditional objects of Brazilian design and allows a relaxing view of the sea and the surrounding area.
The wooden shelves and the collection that brings together classical and modern pieces of Brazilian design create a familiar and cozy atmosphere.
Have you ever considered staying in a bunker? Well then this post is for you! Located in the city of Hamburg, Germany, this space promises a private and relaxed atmosphere after an arduous day of work in the city and surrounded by the luxury you can find in your own home.
The bunker in Bülowstrasse was built in 1939 when the Second World War began. The original objective was to protect the hospital for women and children on the other side of the street, but a last-minute decision made it into part of the hospital. Through a tunnel, the Bunker was connected to the hospital and, during the war, the bunker served as the perfect refuge for newborns and their mothers, in addition to offering quiet operating rooms for the sick and injured.
For many years after the war, the Bunker abandoned itself to its own destiny, which turned out to be for two young local developers, who had been looking for the perfect project for quite some time.
The renovation and reinvention of the Bunker began in 2013. Due to the nature of the building, the repair and reconstruction process was slow and meticulous.
The structure was renovated and reused, creating an interior design with a contemporary style.
This house of 80 square meters was designed in 2017 by the architects Joaquin Juberías and Víctor Cano Ciborro in the city of Valencia, in Spain.The purpose of said property was to serve as a rental space. Due to environment required for activities linked with long summers rather than day-to-day living, this project became a property that directly deals with those issues, resulting in a space that focuses on a lively and uniquely active lifestyle. That is why they have created changing spaces that may surprise the temporary inhabitant, and that may be useful during the usually short period of their stay.
Located in a particularly old building complex, with beautiful staircases with contoured railings and vaulted ceilings of old bricks, a striking contrast was created in the modern interior, where the old red brick walls, clashing marvelously with the white used both on walls and in the furniture.
We can clearly perceive the effects produced by the reflection in the mirror or by the sensation produced by the bathroom, designed with a green-colored ceramic, with a brightness that thoroughly spreads throughout the different spaces. This is also accompanied by actions such as opening enormous doors, or climbing a light–metal staircase that expands our spatial perception.
Apartment with Partitions is a project completed by the Sao Paulo-based architectural firm Casa100 Arquitetura in 2016. The home itself is located in Vila Mariana, a dynamic borough of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, located to the south of Bela Vista and Liberdade, east of Jardim Paulista and west of Ipiranga. The home covers a total ground area of 65 square meters.
The clients wished for this home to have a Scandinavian feel, and so they asked Casa100 Arquitetura to focus on creating a minimalist interior design. In order to achieve this, the color palette was kept within a limited range, and the furnishings chosen are sparse, allowing the architecture to speak for itself.
Originally, the apartment had two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The resulting floor plan consists of a much larger master suite, with a spacious closet where the second bedroom was originally located. The bathroom saw the two shower cabins fused into a larger one, while the smaller bathroom was converted into a restroom. The open kitchen was given a counter, which doubles as a dining space, and which looks out onto the living room.
The interior décor is done mostly in pale shades of gray, white, and wooden surfaces. Plants and patterned surfaces, such as the rug that decorates the living room floor, serve to add touches of vibrancy to the space.