When considering a renovation, the homeowners had several items on their wish list. The back stairs needed to be restored; the eat-in area needed to be updated, and the homeowners wanted the individual spaces in their home to be defined, so designers made these dreams a reality. The stairs that had been closed off have been renovated and are now functional. The eat-in area has been modernized by pushing the walls back to create more space and by adding a red accent wall and modern furnishings. To create the delineation homeowners wanted between spaces, designers dropped the ceiling to create a clear pathway from the front of the house to the back, giving each space its own separate area while still keeping the home connected.
All the spaces in this flat are organized around a white cube with the kitchen on the inside. The living area is further defined by a dropped ceiling that incorporates lighting and AV, and an area rug that mirrors the dropped ceiling. Artwork by www.AndreasCharalambous.com.
A dropped ceiling adds intimacy to this kitchen, which is situated in a high-ceilinged, lofty home. Some wood elements have a rustic feel, while others -- like the barstools -- are pure modern elegance. Light-colored stone floors work to lighten the space.
The dropped ceiling over the bed area create a cozy enivornment of clean white linens and contemporary white furnishings. Over the seating area, the ceiling soars and features exposed wood beams. Woven barrel chairs pair with a plush sofa to create a sitting and TV watching space.
Dark stain on dropped ceiling beams is repeated in the window moldings and open shelving in this airy Mediterranean-style kitchen, bringing unity to the space. Wood and stone elements add warmth, while white cabinetry and pops of bright color keep the tone light. Commercial-grade equipment turns the space into a true chef's kitchen.
All the spaces in this flat are organized around a white cube with the kitchen on the inside. The living area is further defined by a dropped ceiling that incorporates lighting and AV, allowing for uninterrupted views from the balcony.
The basement includes zones for playing and working. The husband and wife team removed dropped ceilings, painted the cinder-block walls and installed carpet floor tiles — which can be removed and washed or replaced — and layered with rugs to soften the space.
A backlit onyx fireplace serves as the only divider between the bedroom and bathroom in this expansive master suite. Structural columns are wrapped in wood, and dropped ceilings allow for pockets to house window treatments. A vast mosaic wall guides the eye back toward the bathtub, making the masculine suite feel even larger.
The warm paneled walls, sleek built-ins and wood chandelier make this home office fashionable and functional. The built-ins open up space for books and trinkets, while still allowing the workspace to feel open and orderly.
This luxurious master bathroom features mirrored detailing on the vanity cabinets that reflect custom artwork on the opposite wall. The raised center of the room features a mica ceiling treatment, and a dropped crystal chandelier further dresses up the space. Curved-front vanities echo the lines in the plumbing fixtures and tile pattern. A neutral color palette emphasizes the classic details of the space.