The Harmonia Apartment, designed by Guto Requena, displays its interesting, open-space interiors in a neighborhood of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The whole apartment is a fun interpretation of urban lifestyle. The apartment spreads over two floors, with large terraces upstairs flanking the bedroom. On the first floor, a fun delimitation of the kitchen was made by covering the walls and ceiling with white tile – this brings a visual detailing to the cooking area and separates it from the dining and living zones. Small but efficient, the kitchen continues into the dining space, where a bold yellow dining table surrounded by metal chairs is illuminated by a zig-zag system of neon lights.
The exposed concrete finishes and round staircase make the space look industrial chic. Under a concrete bench on the wall opposing the windows, plastic crates act as storage. A modular cardboard bench, a distressed armchair and a modern green chair in the small living space allow guests to rest comfortably and enjoy a cup of tea and great conversations. The apartment features a mall toilet and shower on the first floor and a second bathroom upstairs, delimited from the master bedroom by large dark floor-to-ceiling doors. Take a look at the photos and see what the best feature of this apartment is, then share your opinion with us, in the comment section below.
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.
There are a few specific styles and themes which come alive in the bedroom with the addition of a green tinge. The first that comes to mind is here is the exotic tropical style. Whether you wish to combine a hint of tropical charm with modern aesthetics or want to create a guest bedroom that is full of tropical flair, green is the color to turn to. A splash of bright or mossy green can turn your boring bedroom into a fun and playful space that reminds of your recent holiday trip to a stunning tropical getaway. Another look that revels in green is the beach style and you can replace the traditional white and blue blend with white, green and a hint of orange to create a unique and exquisite bedroom.