Barcelona always attracted creative people from all over Europe, and our days are no exception. Architect Georg Kayser was born in Germany, got his professional education at London Metropolitan University, but before the end of his studies, he realized that his city was Barcelona. It was here that he opened his own studio in 2007, and also purchased the wonderful apartment in the center, and today we want to share beautiful pictures of its recent renovation. We hope you’ll like it!
Usually, apartments for rent are designed in a simple and minimalist manner, with functionality and comfort in mind at first. But the owners of this rental apartment in Barcelona spent a lot of time and energy to create a truly refined and sophisticated home, despite the fact that it was created not for themselves. Magnificent wall decor, clean lines, exquisite shapes and beautiful work with color – staying here during a trip to Barcelona would be a real dream!
Although this apartment in the center of Barcelona was meant for renting, the designers of Miriam Barrio studio approached the reconstruction project with full seriousness. Well, you could not do the other way, when you have such a beautiful apartment in the old modernist house with a great history and architectural heritage. Not surprisingly, one of the main objectives was to preserve the original elements of the decor, such as moldings, tiles, parquet. But interiors turned out to be quite modern and stylish with some original solutions – look at this cool wooden construction in the kitchen. Ideal rental apartment for those who want to discover the best of Barcelona!
Architecturally, this Lyon apartment continues fine traditions of French design – the walls are decorated with characteristic moldings and stucco, there are also floral wallpapers. But here we have a quite unexpected color palette as the home is dominated by a variety of shades of green. The fact is that the building literally drowns in the greenery of a large city park and the owner really wanted this to find a reflection in the design. It turned out to be a very interesting and memorable dwelling!
Active wall decor in the form of moldings and stucco looks good only within the appropriate architecture and ceiling height, and that is why designers from the studio Zasutsky Architects decided to use such techniques while working on the project of this apartment. The home is located in a historic Stalinist house in the center of Kiev, so the chosen theme of modern French apartments was just in place. Restrained, but expressive interiors are filled with exquisite decor items and bright accents. Great work!
It’s hard to believe, but this modern home in Toronto just a few years ago was not at all like what we see now. The old building with classical interiors did not suit its new owners’, a young art-loving family’s needs. But after a big reconstruction, which took 18 months, now everything is different: bright and refined modern interiors, large windows, various colorful paintings and accents. Very stylish home!
This magnificent apartment in the 18th-century building once served as a residence for the ambassador of the last Russian tsar. Now it is a private abode of a historic architecture admirer who recently decided to breathe new life into this unique accommodation, making it comfortable for modern life. Nevertheless, in the renovated interiors there was a place for many original details that were carefully preserved or restored: parquet, marble fireplace, stucco and moldings. What a beauty!
Designers of French studio GCGArchitectes have a great talent to take a classy Parisian apartment and make small masterpieces of modern design out of it. Their signature style – bold color accents and unique wallpapers – are easily recognized in the interior of this bright Parisian apartment that they finished recently. Hope you’ll also like it!
This exquisite home in the suburbs of Moscow is located in the middle of golf courses, where landscapes offer a virtually infinite horizon. This fact predetermined the design concept for this modern residence, which is based on clean lines and sense of space. The interiors here are very bright and airy, without too many details, smoothly flowing from on to another. Special attention in the decoration was paid to stucco and wall decor, which emphasize the height of the ceilings and add even more elegance to the home. Wonderful project by architect Peter Yushin!
To create an apartment with Paris charm in other countries than France is not an easy task at all, given the unrivaled historical architecture of the French capital. But for Russian decorator Katya Gerdt, France became the second home: here she completed several projects, she often comes here for inspiration. In recent years, Katya has been making fewer trips to Paris then before, so it was decided to bring Paris to her own home: her new Moscow apartment was inspired by the charm of famous Paris apartments. Such a nice and organic home!