Having a cozy and inviting home is one thing but having a summer home is quite different. The two don’t share much in common, each following a set of distinct ideas and interior design standards. A summer home, for instance, needs to be breezy and bright above all else. It needs to make people feel relaxed and energetic. Apartment ST is a project that beautifully manages to capture all these attributes.
This modern home is located in Jurmala, Latvia and is only used by its owners during the summer. This gave the designers at Open AD a great starting base in terms of interior design concepts and ideas. This architecture and design studio is no stranger to home renovations or residential projects, in addition to having experience with offices and restaurants. Their design approach is an innovative one based on the desire to make each project special and unique.
The special design feature in this case is the array of light fixtures that adorn all the rooms in the house. A particularly interesting one is the chandelier that hangs above the dining table. It’s the same one featured in this London office. It has a single light bulb at the center and a whole bunch of paper notes hanging from thin rods all around it.
A ceiling-mounted fireplace completes the decor and establishes this cozy lounge space, ideal for reading a book or simply relaxing and admiring the view.
The kitchen shares an open floor plan with the dining space and lounge area. It has a small island that’s half storage unit and half bar. The marble top contrasts with the wooden body and coordinates nicely with the backsplash. A nice detail is the series of matching decor details that double as door knobs for the cabinets on the hallway and in the kitchen.
The other bedroom, on the other hand, is simpler and features a minimalistic canopy bed with no curtains, a traditional wooden dresser and a casual area rug with a geometric pattern and blue and yellow accents.
The bedroom’s en-suite is small but really inviting, just like the rest of the house. It has a wall-mounted double sink vanity and an oversized pendant lamp with an origami-inspired design.