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 • Jan 16, 2018
Studio Saheb, a Tehran based architectural firm, has designed this 10-unit infill apartment under the leadership of its architects Amir Reza Saheb and Maryam Shaker. It is located in Tehran, Iran, and covers a total ground area of 2,200 square meters. The project was completed in 2017.
Niloofar 22, as the project is called, is a 10-unit infill apartment. Traditionally, in Tehran, this type of building is constructed seeking to complete them swiftly, without attempting to explore new or improve upon old architectural practices. With this project, however, Studio Saheb sought to do precisely that, in order to counter this tradition and boost forward the evolution of efficient architecture.
In order to do this, the architectural firm divided the main building mass into subsections which redefined the larger whole once they were placed alongside each other in a new order.
The resulting interiors are elegant and sleek, open and luminous, giving new residents the perfect setting for a sophisticated and contemporary home. Balconies allow an easy rapport with the exterior space that surrounds the building, as well as aid in the ventilation of the interior rooms and corridors. This is how a dynamic new architectural typology was created, which could influence infill building in the future.
By Magaly • Jan 15, 2018
This elegant and fascinating apartment of luxurious interior spaces was recently designed by Workshop / APD, and is located at 70 Charlton Street in West Soho, New York City, New York, USA. It displays a cozy and warm atmosphere that combines simplicity and contemporary design to create a truly impressive place which is filled with light and characterized by nice spaces.
Located on the 17th floor, the design firm Work Of has transformed a $ 1,685 million bedroom and bathroom home using simple but modern design techniques with the combination of neutral and soft color palettes and graphic accents throughout the space to emphasize its open design and natural lighting.
Inspired by the neighborhood, Work Of creates a careful balance by combining the industrial features of the apartment with luxurious elements, such as the juxtaposition of wooden furniture and the steel elements found in the kitchen. Other outstanding features of the residence include a south-facing living / dining room and a bedroom overlooking the courtyard, a large bedroom with a nice dressing room, and an open kitchen with a breakfast bar.
The Charlton, with 22 floors and 92 units, and which is the first development in the Hudson Plaza since the rezoning of the neighborhood in 2013, is the epitome of luxury in West Soho, drawing elements of the old District and creating an elegant and modern tribute to the industrial past of the neighborhood. The exteriors, carefully designed, focused on creating a contextual design inspired by the design keys of the neighborhood.
By Magaly • Jan 11, 2018
This fantastic loft has a spacious and open living area and a wonderful double height ceiling, which undoubtedly adds an extra touch of elegance. This effect is enhanced when paired up with large windows, which allow natural light to seep in, creating a pleasant atmosphere.
This upward extension on an existing two-story terrace house located on an artificial island built on Lake IJ in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, covers an area of 70 square meters and was designed by Peik Li Pang and Pieters Bouwtechniek, of the architectural studio 5ft2 Studio in 2014.
As the home was designed for a family with three children, the parents wanted an extension of the duplex loft in which a quiet space was created for them. In this space, we find the second living room, the master bedroom, and an office. The design offers economically maximized functionality through the use of open, shared, and interconnected spaces that create the illusion of amplitude through the use of volume and light.
The master bedroom is located facing the street, as compact as possible to allow a spacious living room that overlooks the garden. The mini-library and stairs were designed with a high sense of space and are arranged within a narrow area of 4.5m wide. This was made possible by integrating the shelves with the two floors.
By Magaly • Jan 9, 2018
Coppin Penthouse is a luxurious private residence designed by the Richmond based Australian architectural firm JAM Architects. The penthouse takes its name from the street on which it is located — Coppin Street – in Richmond, an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 km south-east of Melbourne’s Central Business District in the local government area of the City of Yarra municipality.
A long, narrow pool flanks the length of the home on one of the observation decks, creating the perfect location from which to luxuriously admire the incredible views over the surrounding buildings. Lavish spaces, including a modern living room framed by potted plants, lead us into the interior of the home and into yet another layer of this sophisticated home. The tones of its décor are earthy and sober, granting the interior an exquisite and mature elegance.
The kitchen is long and spacious, done with stainless steel counter tops, and equipped with any number of appliances that make this the perfect setting to cook delicious meals in utter comfort. An open dining room adds to this trend, giving residents a sophisticated and chic spot in which to host guests in the height of style. The kitchen’s glass walls open out into the observation deck, which is framed by a row of potted plants and flowers.
By Magaly • Jan 8, 2018
This stunning private residence was designed by the Italian interior design firm Cristiana Vannini, based in Milan. The project consisted of the apartment’s renovation as well as a complete revamping of its interior design. The home is located in Milan, Italy.
The interior design of the living and dining rooms is exquisite. The canvas is creamy white walls and rich wooden floors, with large French doors that allow an abundant flow of natural light to seep into the interior space and illuminate all corners of it. Stylishly chosen decorative accessories add personality and character to the interior, telling a story of who might live there while creating a space that feels alive on its own. Works of art dot walls and table tops, adding to the interior’s sense of sophistication while keeping the decoration interesting.
The kitchen is unique in its design – electric blue cabinets against white walls and a white countertop, creating a strong contrast with a pop of color that serves to keep things fun and interesting, while maintaining the same level of elegance as in the living and dining rooms. The colorful floor tiles continue this trend.
The bedrooms keep this sense of fun and sophistication alive in the most private areas of the home, while also maintaining a balance with the serenity necessary for a restful night’s sleep.
This beautiful design, created by the architectural firm Hola Design, consists of a serenely white apartment located in an old but renovated tenement house in Warsaw, Poland. The apartment is located on the last floor and features numerous slanting walls which, after proper arrangement, have increased the feeling of coziness. The urban interior resembles both the atmosphere of Old Warsaw and the style of NYC. The home possesses a style marked by elegance and good taste. Details serve as a reference, and are sophisticated, allowing quality to play a key part.
It has fantastic wooden floors, white walls with fine moldings, high ceilings from which hang modern lamps, and marble and mirror surfaces – in short, each detail adds to the whole effect, creating a marvelous ensemble. The delicate touches are found in the small details, flowers that give a touch of vibrancy and color to the space, candles, and decorative picture frames.
The modern minimalist kitchen, far from ostentatious, nevertheless offers us a perfectly adequate space in which to spend some time.
The bedroom has a writing area, designed in a very delicate style with a romantic and bohemian air.
The bathroom has marble covered walls that make it look elegant and imposing.
By Magaly • Jan 4, 2018
This project — Voltaire — is located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, France, which is one of the most densely populated urban districts of Europe, and which is situated on the Right Bank of the River Seine. Completed in 2017, it was designed by Alexandre Delaunay of SABO project, and covers a total ground area of 81 square meters, or 872 square feet.
The apartment itself is located in a 1920s industrial building, and its interior has been stripped down to its raw concrete skeleton. This reflects upon the overall style of the end result, so that contemporary meets industrial to create a new, unique whole. The interior space is open and distributed in the style of a loft, so that the addition of a central island — consisting of 40 aluminum sheets that are custom punched, folded, anodized, and mounted on a metal structure — was instrumental in subtly dividing it into a variety of subspaces, such as an entrance, a main living space, dressing, horizontal and vertical circulations.
Large windows allow plenty of natural light to seep into the interior, so that it brims with luminosity and brightness. Decorative accessories dot all surfaces and walls, and colorful accents make the interior décor feel vibrant and happy.
By Magaly • Dec 27, 2017
The architectural firm XS Studio for compact design, with the help of its architecture professionals Rony Avitzour, Avital Broide and Ofer Rossmann, designed this apartment in 2017 as long and slender, precisely because of its distribution.
It is a building classified as a preservation that is located on the Rothschild Boulevard of Tel Aviv-Yafo, in Israel. The bold and daring clients presented a fascinating challenge for a 93 m² apartment: a room for each of the three children and for the parents, two bathrooms, and a spacious living room.
The children’s rooms were designed to be minimal, functional, and simple, thus providing a wider living space in the public areas.
The narrow structure has a particularly long corridor (9m long) to allow access to all rooms. Therefore, the corridor and the brick wall became together one of the two elements that guided the planning of the apartment. The second element that defines the apartment is the structure in the form of a box with its elements of carpentry.
The twins share a space of one room (14 square meters), with a division of 140 cm wide in the center running from the floor to the ceiling, and across the space. There, they have a wardrobe and a small desk area.
The main room is done in a retro design, and has white brick walls and a simple décor.
By Magaly • Dec 27, 2017
The famous and cosmopolitan city of New York is in luck: Tadao Ando, the Japanese architect, who has been praised for his mastery and elegance, has finally designed something in the Big Apple. His buildings have been erected in Tokyo, Milan, Shanghai and even Butwal, Nepal, but never in the cosmopolitan city of New York!
New versions of Tadao Ando’s first project in this city, a luxury residential building known as 152 Elizabeth Street, showing the interiors of its unique multi-story penthouse for the first time, have been revealed. It promises to become one of the most elegant condominium buildings the city has ever seen. Simple, modest, and beautifully proportioned, this is typical of the work of Tadao Ando.
With a sale price of $ 35 million, the penthouse unit covers an area of 5,603 square feet of interior space and 3,240 square feet of outdoor space on three levels, which includes 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The interiors, designed by Gabellini Sheppard Associates, have high-end finishes. The spiral staircase, for instance, was built with Pietra Cardosa stone, glass, and satin steel. Other materials include oak floors, Danish planks, Dinesen widths, eucalyptus wood cabinets, as well as various types of stone and the material most associated with Ando: concrete.
Platino Interior Design, a Taiwanese architectural firm with offices in Taipei and Shanghai, has designed this home, Residence of Hsieh, in 2016. The home covers a total ground area of nearly 250 square meters, and is located in Hsinchu City, a city known for its windy climate in northern Taiwan.
This aging townhouse became a brand new home for the clients after a wall was torn down. Following this, it was replaced by a glass and ironwork partition, which still separated the spaces while allowing natural light to flow into the rooms with ease. This same ironwork flows upward, connecting all five floors of the home through one structure. This aids in the sense of continuity as one travels up and farther into the more private areas of the home.
The color palette used is muted, with both earthy and cooler shades of gray brought together to create an interior that is both cozy and serene. Wooden surfaces add to this sense of warmth. Sparse decorative accessories and an abundance of natural light create an atmosphere that feels clean and welcoming, without ever becoming overbearing.
The master sits perched on the third floor of the house, and enjoys the most privacy. All remaining spaces – an additional bedroom, a computer room – sit on the second floor, blending the boundary between private and social.
By Magaly • Dec 20, 2017
The prices of housing in Hong Kong are usually the highest in the world, but still this couple wanted to live in the central district of the city, and to achieve this dream, they hired the architectural firm LAAB.
To realize its ambitious plans, LAAB had to reconsider the traditional notions of residential life. They considered time as a factor, eventually designing space around a philosophy based on spaces that open and close depending on the particular time.
Incredibly, this space can take a number of different forms: a traditional bathroom with a bathtub; a separate bathroom for a guest to shower while the host brushes his teeth (or vice versa); seats that create a two-level home cinema or an area for large groups of friends; and a guest bedroom for short stays. These configurations can also be combined, allowing for a home theater experience while in the bathroom, or a movie for the host and guests while they are both in bed. According to the architects, achieving this degree of flexibility required more than 30 iterations of design and large amounts of experimentation.
A range of smart home technologies controlled by the application has also been implemented. For example, Philips bulbs slowly light up the rooms in the morning, thus providing residents with a gentle awakening.
By Magaly • Dec 19, 2017
When it comes to space, today there is a wide variety of modular furniture with practical and intelligent solutions that help us make the most of it.
This furniture, designed by the architect Angel Rico, together with the architectural firm E3ARQUITECTOS, allows this family of three to live happily in just 20 square meters of space (about 215 square feet). Intelligent design solutions, like this one, are essential for any modern house or apartment that has small spaces.
A modular system allows this element of furniture to be opened and folded into different design solutions according to the needs of the client. Many of the client’s requests involved the ability to accommodate other people — yes, housing people in this small space was one of the high priorities.
When the furniture acts as storage in its folded state, the living room can comfortably accommodate seven people. The storage unit becomes a screen that provides privacy when opened halfway, and the guest bed can extend down.
If it is opened further, the kitchen will be ready for use, leaving space for ten people to dine. And even if it seems unbelievable, up to five people can spend the night in this cozy abode.
By Magaly • Dec 13, 2017
This upscale apartment, located in Kiev, Ukraine, has a stylistic richness that is striking at first sight. The home has an open plan and high ceilings, giving the space a vastness that is welcome, and which allows it to take advantage of the abundant natural light that filters in through the windows. Even then, the designer responsible for the project, Oksana Dolgopiatova from the architectural firm vo7, does not make the mistake of overbearing the space with decorative accessories simply because she can. Instead, she finds the perfect balance between simplicity and the addition of accessories to give the home character and personality.
She does this mainly by blending neutral colors – the white of the walls, the light wood of the floors – with more vibrant touches – the red patterned cushions and rug, the blue and red of the walls – to create a dialogue between the different elements of the home.
In the bedroom, however, she takes a different route. While she still creates a contrast between tones, here the contrast is more between light and dark than between vibrant and neutral. This serves to create an aura of peace and tranquility, something that we surely all wish to have in the place where we sleep. Inviting, isn’t it?
By Magaly • Dec 7, 2017
This flat is located in Ardooie, Belgium and was designed by the architectural firm Frederic Kielemoes interieurarchitect in the year 2016.
It is a kitchen with simple line designs, decorated in such a way that it emphasizes the uniformity of its design, minimalism and a range of earth colors that gives a touch of formality and at the same time of serenity. The central island is made of wood accompanied by its geometric black metal decoration that gives it a very modern touch, as well as a marble top which adds elegance.
It connects to the exterior via a glass door through which natural light seeps in, illuminating the space and creating an environment conducive to the enjoyment of that area. The marble sink has a set of copper keys that stand out spectacularly do the drastic shift in color of the differing materials.
The dining area is adjacent to this area, sharing the same space. There is a large window which invites light into that side of the kitchen. The refrigerator is strategically hidden behind sliding doors that at first sight look like a small closet, seamlessly integrating the space into the aesthetic of the kitchen.
By Magaly • Dec 4, 2017
This small apartment, covering a ground area of only 32 square meters, is located in Sofia, a district of Stockholm, Sweden. It is very well located in a quiet, charming area populated by green spots in which to relax and enjoy the outdoors on sunny days.
In its remodeling, a harmonious space was created, preserving many of its old characteristics. That is why we see that it still has large windows and some features from the time of its original construction. It has beautiful light wood floors that add warmth to the spaces, and it is a very comfortable and functional place for couples or single residents.
It has good communication with shops and businesses in the area, such as cafes, restaurants, etc. Its different spaces are easily connected due to the reduced space. However, each of the rooms shows a subtle separation that gives it some independence from the rest.
The space has been advantageously used without losing any of the home’s characteristic charm, and its style is casual but very warm. The shelves have been strategically placed to be used as storage, gaining in the walls an indispensable and highly necessary space.
The white, gray, and black tones that have been used add a touch of sobriety and mark the personality of those who live there without subtracting an ounce of modernism.
By Magaly • Nov 23, 2017
This tiny apartment of only 26 square meters is so well distributed, and its spaces have been taken advantage of in such an efficient way, that it does not look uncomfortable in any way, shape, or form. On the contrary, they are spaces that, despite being simple and, for obvious reasons, scarcely populated by furniture, feel comfortable. The only existing dividing wall is the one that separates the bedroom from the rest of the space, and even then, it is made of glass, in such a way that the space is divided without cutting off the flow of natural light.
The living area has a small corner sofa on a thick pile rug that gives it an air of comfort and warmth, inviting you to enjoy the small corner. The kitchen in wood, despite being small, is open, so it is full of light and is comfortable when in use. It has a high cabinet, which reaches the ceiling and offers storage space, as well as low cabinets. A small black table-top dining table and two modern chairs lie against the glass wall that divides the space from the bedroom, where a comfortable and fluffy bed offers a chance to rest.In small spaces, the important thing is to know how to place furniture in a way that does not interfere with the natural flow of the interior, and creates simple and practical spaces.
By Magaly • Nov 22, 2017
JSARQ has designed this apartment building – titled ONE – in San José, the capital city of the Central American country of Costa Rica. Completed in 2017, the project covers a sprawling total ground area of 4,000 square meters, distributed across ten levels.
While most real estate development projects are designed in such a way that each of their levels is uniformly identical, JSARQ sought to do something different with ONE. They moved away from this idea and instead gave each unit an individuality that would set it apart from the rest. As such, the building was designed from the inside out, providing each home a perfectly rectangular space that would be easy to furnish and decorate, and without wasting a single square foot.
This dynamic quality that JSARQ wished to imbue each unit with is reflected in the outer architecture of the building. The façades seem to move, sliding sideways and back and forth throughout the surface of the building, creating something that is unique and refreshing, and which truly seeks to reflect the inner identity of the structure. Such a design also makes it easier to provide each unit with a unique balcony space. Made out of concrete and steel, the building has a timeless quality that will allow its architecture to remain relevant and attractive for a long time to come.