Incorporating exposed brick walls into any interior design scheme requires a sensitive taste to natural elements and how they effect the décor of a home’s interior. With this domicile, the brick wall, along with the tone and finish of the decor flows beautifully from the living room to the kitchen area and vice-versa. Interior brick walls became popular during the late 1900’s because it was more economical to expose the brick in older homes then going through the process of repairing or replacing the fractured plasterwork. This home has managed that old-time style into a modernistic setting.
The style of this apartment merges a bit of eccentricity with rustic charm that hovers between an industrial look that easily converts into a comfortable living space. Previously, exposed brick walls were found in historic buildings and lofts; however, this apartment manages to stimulate the setting using brick walls with minimal effort, which makes the interior design appear natural and easygoing.
A surge of distinctiveness is added to the kitchen area with metal stools, stainless steel appliances, white lacquer finished cabinets, and an array of other niceties like the unique stone backsplash, which adds the right amount of pizzazz to the space, but in a very subtle, modest way.
Soft home decorating fabrics carries the theme through the rest of the home, while natural accents add warmth to a modern setting. Neutral tones are the basis of each section with highlights of personal effects like bottles dripping in candle wax, a natural wood accent table, and soft light colored wood open storage area.
Wooden floors flow throughout the home creating a harmonious balance that mirrors the inhabitants’ love of down-to-earth infusions in every room. The only exception is the bathroom. However, the tiles are a deep, rich, earthly brown hue, which naturally blends with the entire theme of the rest of the home. In fact, the bathroom is beautifully designed with white matt-glossy tiles merged with natural materials together with a hint of metal.
Practical elements make the bedroom a comfy, cozy retreat. Here too, the natural theme is carried to a chic climax with a wooden crate used as a side table, along with a convenient wardrobe space decked with metal accents and cool style.
Cushions adorn the sofa in various patterns and sizes, geometrically patterned and neutrally hued accent rugs, unpretentious wall art, and various ornaments, all add to the elegant, sophisticated, yet relaxed ambiance of this spacious apartment. Modern, cozy décor together with stylish accents complements this home’s interior flawlessly. Open living spaces such as this, look gorgeous with a somewhat monochromatic design tempered with just the right amount of diversity to make it interesting and charming.
Images: Erik Olsson