Recently remodeled by Diego Revollo Arquitectura, this apartment is located in the Morumbi neighborhood of Sao Paulo. It measures 100 square feet and its layout was a bit unusual right from the start. It had a mezzanine level and it basically included no walls or separators between the various spaces and functions. But this lack of dividers didn’t really clash with the new design since the client wanted a modern-industrial decor anyway.
The focus was on quality materials and functionality but this didn’t mean that the aesthetics were neglected. In fact, there’s a really great balance that defines the whole space. The goal was to give the apartment a industrial look without making it feel cold and uninviting. This can be tricky but there are plenty of methods to achieve this balance.
The apartment has an open floor plan. The living area covers a large portion of the main floor, being situated adjacent to an open balcony. A Fifty garden armchair is casually placed in a corner next to the balcony. A light gray sofa has its back on a white painted brick wall. The whole lounge space is framed by a large area rug with a patchwork design and a mixture of different shades of blue.
A comfy Bauhaus chair completes the seating arrangement, framing the coffee table set. But the main piece of furniture in this area is not the sofa or any of the accent chairs. It’s in fact the TV unit which was custom designed specifically for this space. It holds the TV on a black panel with open shelves underneath and to its left.
The industrial flair is given by a variety of details, some small and some pretty massive. They include elements such as metal staircase structure, the railings on the loft floor, the exposed pipes throughout the apartment or the light fixtures which include a bunch of wall lamps such as the N° 213, N°304 and N° 303 from DCW Edition.
The kitchen and dining area occupy the rest of the open floor plan on the main level. Above them is the mezzanine area. An oval dining table with lovely classic chairs sits at the center, in between the kitchen counter and the storage unit placed under the floating stairs.
The interior design overall is a combination of modern and industrial features. The designer put an emphasis on the materials and textures used throughout, especially on the metal elements and the cool, solid colors. Gray is an important part of the decor, being extensively used in the living area but most of all in the bathroom.
The gray elements that make up most of the chromatic palette are complemented by shades of blue which is also a cool color. However, it also makes the spaces feel comfortable, relaxing and tranquil. This way the contrasts of color are not strong but they are noticeable nonetheless.
Up on the mezzanine level is the more private zone. Here you can see the sleeping area which is mostly formed of a platform bed with a wide headboard and built-in nightstands. In addition to these, there’s also a work space opposite to the bed. The rest of the loft floor is occupied by a large walk-in closet with a variety of storage options.
The bathroom has a wonderful decor. The designer used here a beautiful charcoal gray tone on the floor, walls and also on the ceiling. This establishes a cohesive ambiance and design. The gray backdrop is complemented by black fixtures and soft accent lighting.