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 • 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.
By Magaly • Mar 1, 2018
The architectural firm LCGA Design, under the direction of its architects Circle Huang and Gina Chiu, designed this fantastic and modern apartment of 75 square meters in the city of Taipei, Taiwan in the year 2017.
The main concept for this project is “light”. Not only was the space needed to have sufficient natural light, but also linear lights, suspended light boxes and backlight windows in the folding door, generating different appearances in a single space. Angles were applied to many details to make the different lights visible when projected. When planning the design, the space divider was added to allow light to penetrate.
The dining room also doubles as a sort of study. The living room is not only a relaxing public space, but also a single room that is transformed by just pulling the folding door and the sofa becomes a bed. To make the space consistent, simple materials were used as an extension and rectangular tiles were applied on the floor and the walls.
As you can see the apartment reflects a great and strong personality full of elegance and exquisite good taste, in which each detail plays a key role.
This apartment covering a ground area of only 50 square meters is on the upper level of a three-storey building located in the neighborhood of Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil. It was designed by the architectural firm Vão, by a team made up of architects Anna Juni, Enk te Winkel, and Gustavo Delonero. The project was completed in the year 2017.
The main request made by the future resident was that the 50 square meters that comprised the useful area of the apartment had to be reorganized, so that the bedroom could be isolated from the other spaces. Considering this, the construction was carried out almost without any demolition, which is quite unusual for remodeling projects.
The extension of the existing wall allowed the creation of a volume that houses the bedroom, relocating it from the main façade, which faced the street, to the back, where the windows overlook the interior garden of the community. In addition to preserving this restful environment from the sounds of the street, the new location was also designed so that the proportions of the integrated living room (living room, kitchen, and balcony) would be balanced, as well as the natural light that flows into them.
Since the building has a collective laundry room on the ground floor, the area that was available for that purpose was replaced by a large closet.
By Magaly • Feb 27, 2018
This project consists of the renovation of an apartment located on the 18th floor of a building in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which dates back to 1950 and was built by the architect Artacho Jurado. The remodeling was carried out in 2016 by the architectural firm Vão, and covers a total ground area of 56 square meters.
The apartment offers a privileged view of the city center from its terrace. The demolition of all the internal walls of the original plan was, therefore, an intentional action in order to allow the cityscape and natural light, framed by the original wooden frames, to flow into the space.
To increase the feeling of spaciousness within the 46 square meters of internal area, the division between environments was done through a piece of furniture that hangs suspended above the green floor that covers the entire department. The volume of wood in the middle of the plan opens to both the living room and the bedroom, and has a double function: while one side is a closet for books and electronics, the other serves as storage for clothing. The functionality of the concrete countertop also helped in the organization and to gain space, because it integrates laundry utensils, kitchen, and bathroom, separated from them by a mirror suspended on the countertop.
By Magaly • Feb 26, 2018
This fabulous apartment of worn brick walls, which dates back to the Twentieth Century, and located in the heart of the beautiful Spanish city of Valencia tells a very unique story.
It has been designed by the architectural firm Roberto Di Donato Architecture, a London-based architectural and design practice, established in 2014 operating across UK and Europe. After many years of neglect, the apartment was an empty shell when it was bought by the client, creating numerous opportunities, but also challenges for the design team.
The focus of the project was guided by the ambition to create modern, distinct, but fluid living spaces that almost left the existing structure intact.
Space flows constantly from one area to another, with the separation between night and day areas provided by two tall wooden elements. These custom-designed items also contain the bedroom cabinets and three sets of doors that allow varying degrees of privacy.
The height of the roof was also considered a particularly valuable element in the renovation. The structure of the roof was restored and maintained completely exposed. No element of the new design comes into contact with it, which underlines the respect for the past and also allows to perceive the full feeling of space and volume of the apartment.
This modern and elegant apartment located in Singapore was designed by the local architectural firm 0932 Design Consultants, an award-winning architectural and interior design practice formally founded in twenty eleven. The design methodology and processes of this firm have been applied to private residences, retail stores, spas, resorts, hotels, serviced apartments, show-suites, and condominium developments. These properties may be found in Asia-Pacific. The space, an apartment full of natural light and simple lines, which are the focal point of this project, is fresh and elegant at the same time.
The lounge, small but cozy, invites you to relax and enjoy the quiet and peace that the atmosphere entails. Neutral colors are predominant in a design completely marked by the personality of its inhabitants, who find, in the space’s simplicity, the serenity and tranquility that only a home provides. Beyond the modern lounge, the kitchen and the room maintain the same uniform style in terms of design, creating an environment where calmness persists. The range of gray and black colors is only broken by the modern tables and tube lamps, in more golden hues, that create a pop effect in the decoration, without breaking the line.
This wonderful single-family home is marked by its soft tones, where the environment flows naturally. The Costa Rican house, designed by architectural firm Mare Design Center in 2017, is full of light and exquisite taste unlike no other.Wide open spaces, high ceilings, and glass walls seems to merge with the outside in an effort to not miss the wonderful views over the city that this offers. This element is, without a doubt, part of its main attraction. The living room and kitchen are in the same area, a space that reflects peace and tranquility and invites you to enjoy them.
A living room with soft sofas and a range of beige colors tempts us with the prospect of taking a seat and admiring the city’s awakening through its wide panes.
It has a terrace that can be accessed from the living room or the kitchen.
The kitchen was designed with a minimalist style in mind, and in the same range of beige colors, integrating perfectly with the rest of the rooms.
It also has a bar area with comfortable furniture where you can enjoy meetings between friends and family in a pleasant atmosphere.
By Magaly • Feb 15, 2018
This elegant apartment with a strong personality and style is located in Bom Fim, Porto Alegre, Brazil. It has 64 square meters and was designed in 2017 by the architect’s Office Conceito Arquitetura, led by its team of professionals consisting of Maurício Ambrosi Rissinger, Daniel Dagort Billig, Guilherme Nogueira, Tiago Scherer, Ingrid Arrieira Mahl , Yasmin Feijó Jaskulski and Ana Paula Sperinde.
It is in the heart of a beautiful neighborhood of Porto Alegre, and has been completely renovated with a young couple of doctors in mind. They had occupied the apartment for a while and decided to invest in the renovation to integrate the kitchen with the living room, modernize the spaces and organize the large number of elements that were part of the couple’s daily life.
The kitchen was relocated, the bathrooms were also renovated at low cost, and the office was used as a connector between the intimate and social areas.
The interest of the couple for music, literature, and cinema was evidenced in the engraving made by the great art of Suyê, a local artist who was invited to make the mural of the entrance wall. The result is a balance between colors and elements that changes the way in which the spaces of the apartment are perceived, making it more organized, practical and beautiful.
Ovenecká, as this chic contemporary interior is named, is located on Ovenecká Street, near Letná Square in the Prague 7 district of Prague, in the Czech Republic. The project consists of an apartment reconstruction that was completed in late 2017 by Klára Valová and Eva Mohylová of the Czech architectural firm SMLXL. The apartment covers a total ground area of 105 square meters.
The apartment was renovated in order to make it into a home for a young couple. While the remodeling focused mostly on design features, the architectural firm did not shy away from making changes to the construction of the apartment, as it modified the original layout of the interior space.
The living room is decorated with parquet flooring, arranged in a French style. SMLXL chose to combine more traditional elements with details that were colorful and more industrial, creating an end result that is unique and refreshing. The color blue serves as a unifying element throughout the different spaces of the home, as it can be found in the paint of the living room exposed brick wall, the sofa, the blue mosaic that frames the bathtub in the bathroom, and the doors leading to the private bathroom from the bedroom. Metal is used in various forms, and can be found in a sliding door that separates the areas of the entrance and the living room, framing on shelves, and in the kitchen.
By Magaly • Feb 6, 2018
Apartment Portugal, a stylish apartment located in São Paulo, Brazil, was designed in 2017 by Gabriel de Lucca from the architectural firm GDL Arquitetura. It covers a total ground area of 140 square meters, and was designed for a family who required integrated spaces. The architectural firm sought to create a large and fluid space that would take advantage of the natural lighting conditions the apartment enjoys by eliminating partitions and uniting all the individual rooms to form a spacious whole.
Bespoke furnishings populate all spaces, existing in complete harmony alongside other pieces of furniture, both from contemporary and vintage origins. Sober and neutral tones, as well as surfaces covered in wood, come together to create a single space that feels united and cozy. The light from above falls softly upon all surfaces, as it hits them indirectly, and creates a comfortable atmosphere that anybody could call home.
The color palette used is based on earthy, neutral tones, maintaining an air of peace and serenity throughout the space. Sparse decorative accessories add personality to the rooms without taking away from this minimalistic quality, giving it the perfect balance between stylish and cozy. The dining room, with its vertical garden on one of its walls, looks out into the city, providing guests and residents alike stunning views.
House A223 is a private residence designed by the Italian architectural firm Studio DiDeA in 2017. The home is located in Palermo, the capital city of the autonomous region of Sicily, in Italy. It covers a total ground area of 66 square meters.
Located in downtown Palermo, the building was formerly a brick manufacturing facility in a historical building. The end result of this transformation is a tiny loft with ingenious space saving and storage solutions, and which features double height spaces and an elegant black steel staircase. The interior décor is done in a limited palette of neutral shades of gray against white, giving all spaces a touch of serenity and peace. Such a choice also grants the interior a sense of bright spaciousness.
An elegant black steel staircase takes the center stage in the interior space, providing a sculptural center piece for the interior to revolve around. It ingeniously conceals an understair kitchen closet, maximizing the use of space in the interior of the home. The kitchen becomes an extension of the underside of the stairs, as it is done in the same shade of cool gray. Its cabinetry is designed so as to take advantage of the available space in the best way possible.
By Magaly • Feb 2, 2018
This building, designed in 2016 by the architectural firm Boué Arquitectos, consists of 36 small apartments of between 35 and 38 square meters each, and is located in Mexico City, Mexico.
It has an active ground floor integrated with three commercial spaces and a privileged location, which has recently been re-opened and integrated into traffic. The new design, far from trying to make the old look new, aims to highlight its history, linking it to a level of comfort that gives it simplicity and constructive efficiency to optimize the spaces, understanding the market to which it is directed and its specific needs.
Among its most outstanding attributes we can mention the rooftop garden with a panoramic view of the city, as well as highlight that the new design has a wide selection of colors, textures, and pieces of art. It also possesses common and circulation areas.
The interior of the apartments has been designed to define each space according to the optimized functionality of the furniture, the lighting, and the natural ventilation, as well as the maximized use of the circulations and the height between the floors, seeking, at all times, to take full advantage of the wonderful views towards the city.
By Magaly • Jan 31, 2018
This colorful and vibrant apartment has been designed by the design firm of Cristiana Vannini, a recognized designer and resident of the city of Milan, Italy. The fact that the small space is an explosion of bright colors that transmit energy is undeniable.
The spaces are full of light and with a very modern style where the completely open spaces coexist in perfect harmony while its colors are mixed. We’ll find white walls and wooden floors, as well as large windows that allow light to enter and fill the spaces and give it life.
The kitchen, a pleasant and modern space of white furniture and stainless steel countertop that provides an elegant touch, is perfect for preparing meals with family and friends. At its side, the modern dining room awaits to enjoy those little moments.
The corridor with white walls, between which the doors leading to the bathroom and the bedroom are hidden, maintains the same style that we find in the rest of the apartment.
The bathroom is decorated with small mosaics that have been distributed in a linear way, combining once again bright and vibrant colors to give joy and life to each of the spaces.
By Magaly • Jan 25, 2018
This recent renovation of a flat in a 1980s building, and located in the city of Bigorrilho, Curitiba, Brazil, was carried out by the architectural firm Mário Sampaio. The apartment covers an area of 130 square meters, and is a space which has been renovated but, at the request of the client, preserved in its ground area. Only the living rooms were integrated to create a comfortable TV room for the enjoyment of the family.
A new element of transparent laminated plywood has been used, which is the articulating link of the intimate and social parts, with multiple functions: the aesthetic, because it brings a new aspect to the architecture of the place, transforming it; and the functional, because it covers both the exposed beams from the internal circulation as well as the irregularity of the room that remains after the demolition of two walls, an intermediate column, and the sliding door rail that isolates the intimate social area.
It also has two cabinets that have been reused from the previous owner’s apartment, and which have been adapted and painted for the new decoration.
In all the social areas, in contrast to the wooden element, polished concrete was used for the floors. This same material has also been applied both on the walls and on the counter top.