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Thursday
Nov102016

Fence House by mode:lina

More architecture I can get behind. Quite a bit different in methods than my last post, here it is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional style in Poznań, Poland by architecture firm mode:lina. Form of this house: two blocks with a sloping roof and an asymmetric garage cube. It is complemented with simple, raw materials: bricks, concrete and sheet in shades of gray. The street facade has the least windows, protecting the inhabitants from the noise and gives them peace. In addition, various kinds of fences give them the sense of security. That’s where the house got the name from: the Fence House. The shape of this building was dictated by its function. Household members, parents and two children, wanted to live independently. Hence the idea of dividing it into two parts. Separate area on the first foor allows adults to enjoy tranquility while kids can go crazy in their "own house". Ground floor is a common part for all inhabitants. There's the unique kitchen extended into the garden and a large living room with mezzanine, reaching the attic. An unusual feature is the window in the hallway, which exhibits the owner's unique car (my car buff husband says it's a Lotus/Caterham 7) inside a graphite garage cube. 

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Wednesday
Oct192016

Soft loft by Lucyna Kołodziejska

I have featured MANY interior design projects by Polish designer Lucyna Kołodziejska over the years but this one is hands down my favourite. This "soft loft" is located in Gdynia on the Polish coast. Home to a couple and their toddler, they wanted the look of a New York loft so concrete and bricks were exposed, vintage radiators and new flooring with a rustic look helped with the loft vibe, along with some vintage furnishings to outfit the space. The homeowners even got creative and made the sink cabinet in one of the bathrooms. I adore the accents of green (yay plants!) throughout, and with black/white/grey the colour scheme is spot on. A++++

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Tuesday
Sep132016

A French apartment?

There is a certain French flair to this apartment, that look you know straight away, an easy sophistication ... except it's not in some chic Paris arrondissement but in Warsaw. So stylish, so elegant, so ... well ... Paris meets Poland. By Warsaw-based design firm Colombe.

 

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Friday
Sep092016

Sparrow House by Ministry of Interior Affairs

Marcin and Magda Konopka of Polish design firm Ministerstwo Spraw We Wnętrzach (Ministry of Interior Affairs) are back at it with another modern gem of a project. This one has a mid century modernist twist and accents in bright yellow throughout, keeping things cheerful and fun. There's my favourite tumbling block pattern tile used in a few places, and holy smokes the upholstered bed alcove is gorgeous!! 

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Sunday
Sep042016

Working on a Sunday

If you are stuck in the office today, my heart hurts for you as the last days of summer approaches and I plan on spending just about the entire long weekend outdoors and soak it all up. But maybe it wouldn't hurt so much if the office looked like this. The designers from mode:lina have faced a challenge of planning an interior project for Norwegian company Opera Software, creator of the popular web browser. The company headquarters are located in two prestigious town houses in the heart of Wroclaw - one from the beginning of the XIX century and the second from 1913. All of this started with one e-mail titled "We want the best office in the world!". 

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