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Modern city apartment is all about understated color

The São Paulo apartment was designed by David Ito Arquitetura

White ribbed wall opens with folding doors to simple kitchen with green and white triangle floor tiles.
A ribbed wall separates the living area from the bedrooms.
Photos by Pedro Kok via Design Milk

By now we’ve learned that living in a city apartment does not preclude one from decorating with vibrant colors and bold patterns, as we’ve seen in countless homes across the world, from Kiev to Barcelona to Shanghai.

The latest example comes out of São Paulo, Brazil, where local practice David Ito Arquitetura has designed a 260-square-meter (2,800 square feet) flat that prioritizes an open layout, natural light, and the controlled use of color.

The home’s expansive floorplan and floor-to-ceiling windows certainly made for an ideal canvas to work with, especially in the massive living area. Here, a dining area and lounge flow into the terrace-turned- sunroom, which becomes a secondary social space with a minibar with fun patterned backdrop and another lounge. A sheer curtain can close it off from the living room when needed.

Separating the social zones from the private quarters is a ribbed wall featuring an accordion door, which opens to reveal a bright white kitchen. Green and white triangle floor tiles add a little graphic energy to the otherwise simple space.

The bedrooms continue the balance of color from the living area and are characterized by white walls and warm wood flooring and built-in furniture. Colors are added in small doses, as in the blue bedside tables, bespoke storage consoles in the dressing room, and bathroom tiling. Take a look.

Via: Design Milk