Located in Cologne, Germany, this modern penthouse designed by the Belgian interior designer Angelo de Bock is daring, provocative and incorporates a strong personality. The interior is sprinkled with warm tones of colour, creating that perfect ambience for a home located in a cosmopolite city such as Cologne. Let’s start with the terrace though, where there lies a rusty decorative parrot admiring the site. It has no particular function but it’s quite funny to have it there, every morning, when you go step on the terrace to enjoy the morning sun over a cup of coffee.
The interior is elegant and edgy, showcasing a variety of styles. Baroque elements meet fairytale characters, art exhibits blend with exotic arabic-like decorations. Despite the excess of details, the penthouse in Cologne looks pretty warm and welcoming, without suffocating the inhabitant. Basically you can find your inspiration anywhere in the house. There’s a small corner dedicated for reading, warm lights and surprising figurines scattered all around the living spaces, reminding you of childhood and enhancing your creative mood.
As we alluded to earlier, green and white is a smart combination that works well in a modern bedroom and balances energetic overtones with a serene backdrop. The amount of green you use here depends on the size of the room and the amount of natural light that floods into your bedroom. Smaller bedrooms with too much green might seem both overwhelming and visually cluttered.
Green in the girls’ bedroom coupled with pink works surprisingly well and it elegantly complements other colors such as brown and orange as well. Working with more than 3 or 4 bright colors in a room requires great care, perfect planning and a hint of ingenuity that lets each hue standout even while blending with the overall look. While it does sound like a risky proposition, get it right and you will have a playful kids’ room that is a visual treat.