This bright and inspiring interior was designed by Studiomobile, in San Donà di Piave, near Venice, Italy. The penthouse apartment, located in a residential building from the 1960s, features an open floor plan and a wide terrace, that offers wonderful panoramic views over the surroundings. During the hot summer days, the terrace becomes the extension of the living room, favouring a seamless transition between the environments. Breezy and modern, the lovely Casa F/H displays concrete pillars, adding a touch of industrial “glam”, to this cozy and bright apartment.
The white furniture, integrated into the wall, makes the apartment look more spacious than it actually is. The floor-to-ceiling furniture enhances the feeling of breeziness. As you walk throughout the house, you have this feeling, that you can’t avoid these decorative concrete pillars. If there is one particular thing that characterises this living space, that is definitely the white minimalism. Glossy surfaces and natural oak wood complete the décor.
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.
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.