Every home is infused with the style and particularities of those living in it. Someone with an exuberant an artistic personality has the opportunity to come up with a lot of creative and exclusive ideas. A good example is this apartment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Its owner is an art collector who loves strong colors and the apartment was redesigned to match his style.
The transformation was a challenging project by 2arquitectos, a studio founded in 2006 by two architects with similar attitudes and ideas towards their work. Their practice has a multidisciplinary approach, always working with diverse partners to ensure the best solutions for each individual project.
The studio’s constant interest in research and study regarding technological innovations allows them to always be up to date and to make sure their clients receive the best treatment. In the case of this colorful apartment, the focus was on the overall ambiance and the small details.
The apartment had to be completely modified in order to obtain the desired layout and design. After all the transformations, the apartment now features a built-in kitchen and large rooms where the owner’s art collection is displayed.
A set of three large pivot doors was custom-designed specifically for this apartment. They separate the entrance hallway from the living area and bathroom. This was an exclusive design and the inspiration came from the design of the Marquesa bench by Oscar Niemeyer.
The pivot doors and the bench are made from the same materials and feature the same colors. The actual bench is also part of the apartment’s interior design, being placed at the entrance together with a beautiful sculpture and other art pieces on pedestals or displayed on the walls.
The overall interior design of this unique apartment is definitely infused with strong and beautiful colors. In addition to all the paintings showcased on the wall, the rooms are also decorated with Oriental rugs that bring even more color and interesting patterns into the space.
Iconic furniture pieces are spread throughout the rooms, emphasizing the artistic nature of the interior design and distraction the attention away from the apartment’s low ceilings throughout. The lighting in all the rooms is designed to complement the décor and to create a pleasant ambiance, highlighting the accent pieces.
Large windows offer a panoramic view of the city which can be admired from the living areas. Horizontal blinds ensure privacy when needed and filter the natural light for an optimal look and atmosphere.
The kitchen is a separate space defined by a palette of apple green limestone, white and brown. The colors balance and complement each other beautifully and give the room a fresh and organic look. A small table with a round top and four classic chairs form an intimate dining area by the kitchen island.
A symphony of colors and patterns defines the bedrooms. Elegant beds are complemented by area rugs, colored curtains and accent furniture, wallpaper and artwork that ensures a distinguished ambiance.
The bathrooms have their own personality, being characterized by strong colors or retro accents.