Modern or tropical? In this Beijing home you get both. No detail goes undesigned in this apartment crafted by IS Architecture. From the geometric stairway to a rattan-filled laundry room, this photo-ready home balances two distinct styles with ease.
The three-story penthouse isn’t concerned about aesthetic whiplash. The first floor is outfitted in clean lines and modern furniture, with a plant or two artfully thrown in. The level is swathed in neutral colors, accented by pops of pale blue tiles on the walls and kitchen counter, which create a serene vibe.
Upstairs, the house does a 180 and adopts a cozier, boho feel with rattan furniture, hanging plants, and natural materials. Even the laundry room follows suit—storage and machines hide behind rattan mesh cabinets. Lots of vases, woven rugs, and plants fill the upstairs space, making it feel like a tropical escape from the downstairs’ staid modernism. Who says you can’t have it both ways?