Loft „Alte Wollgarnfabrik“ depicted in the photos below was designed and implemented by Berlin-based BERLINRODEO interior concepts. The project is a transformation of a yarn factory into a luxurious and elegant contemporary home. One of the aspects that make this project special is that it was especially created for the designers themselves (couple Axel Schaefer and Ingo Hoelters, who currently share living spaces with their dachshund Elliot). An original wallpaper with translucent effects is the main focal point in the generously-sized living area, an interior that sets the tone for an inviting apartment with plenty of inspiring details.
The color palette in soothing tones of white, beige and brown makes for a harmonious ambiance throughout. We like how the designers kept some of the elements of the old yarn factory (take the brick walls for example) and gave them a refined final look. Crystal chandeliers, a selection of artworks and vivid flower arrangements add up to the joyful and welcoming character of the contemporary loft. Have a look at the images and tell us what you think! [Information provided via e-mail by BERLINRODEO interior concepts; Photos by Adrian Schulz]
Contemporary bedrooms are all about a neutral color scheme that is accentuated by pops of color in an elegant fashion. These colorful additions can be often swapped out with ease to alter the appeal of the room and its color palette with changing trends and seasons. While blue is touted as the most popular hue in the bedroom irrespective of style and season, green is the ‘chosen one’ for those who want to bring a hint of natural goodness indoors. Relaxing, elegant, bright and refreshing, it is a pleasant hue that comes in diverse shades ranging from the brilliant jewel-toned emerald to more subtle and modest minty greens.
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.