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Tuesday
Jul162013

Beam&Block House

The folks at Polish architecture firm mode:lina sent over their latest completed project. It's 140 sq m, and the clients are fans of Scandinavian style so they requested concrete and wood, with lots of white, and dark grey and yellow. They also wanted lots of storage while maximizing space so all doors are sliding, and the dog gets a spot to nap under the stairs. The clients also requested a fireplace and a TV that didn't stand out, so dark walls help to hide these features. (Not sure why you would want to hide a fireplace). I have to mention how cool the concrete stairs with wooden treads look - seems to be an ongoing feature of a mode:lina property. 

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Monday
Feb112013

Lucyna's latest project

We've featured Polish interior designer Lucyna Kołodziejska's work a few times in the past (here, here and here), and she emailed recently with yet another fabulous small apartment she designed. This apartment is in Sopot, it is designed for rent, for weekends, for tourist that want to feel some atmosphere of old XIX town Sopot . It is in new building but me and my principal wants to get a climate of old town apartment. It have one bedroom and small bathroom, living room with open kitchen. We have there big photograph of Sopot pier by some Portugal (!) photographer who sold us this photo. In bathroom old morrocan tiles on the floor and photo of Baltic sea made by myself. The flat is 200 metres near the sea side.

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Tuesday
Jan152013

Latest projects from 2Kul

Back in June Jo shared a funky shabby chic/scandi home by Polish interior design firm 2Kul. This firm is at it again, and this time they have taken on the design of 2 apartments in a country home just outside Wrocław, in their signature black/white/natural palette (my fav!) and modern/shabby/scandi style (again my fav!). So warm and cosy...and somewhat exotic. A great vibe. 

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Friday
Dec212012

New project by mode:lina

Check out this funky, modern home designed by Polish architect firm mode:lina (blogged previously here, here and here).

Newly built terraced house still in raw state fell into the hands of Poznań based architects from mode:lina just in time because it turned out that:
"These structural concrete elements are just beautiful!" and the lack of any walls immediately gave future users an overview on ground floor space.
"We love open space but is has to be cosy. We also like raw materials but they need to get some warm natural accents because of our small child. Do you think there's still room for some furniture we inherited from our parents?"
Architect's recipe for a cosy open space was to create different zones for different functions by changing material both on the floor as well as on the ceiling.
In order to bring more nature into this urban house, floor in the living room was covered with cow hide and bathroom sliding door are raw MDF with old plank print. The owner was really enthusiastic about the idea of making a tree branch chandelier:
"It can not be just any branch! I will bring one from the place where I used to spend my childhood holidays." Even purely functional aspects are matching the overall atmosphere of the house:
(He) "We have a growing collection of books. The collection of clothes grows too (fast!)
(She) "Yes, I want my wardrobe in my bedroom and it needs to be very special.” The wardrobe gets closer to nature too as it looks like a mysterious forrest with hidden doorway (the mirror).
"This house feels like a forester close to the city centre."

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Tuesday
Oct232012

Another Polish apartment by Lucyna

Polish interior designer Lucyna Kołodziejska (whose work we have featured here and here) emailed us with yet another fabulous dwelling she has completed. This flat is in Gdynia, it is quite small – one bedroom, living room with small kitchen and bathroom with shower. It is designed for rent so the materials that I used are strong :) - solid oak wood in kitchen, hard floors, spain textile on sofa. But of course they should be elegant and nice designs so i used a very nice lamp in the dining – is it rubber so can't be broken, strong paints and wallpapers by scandinavian Flugger and other scandinavian company (Sandberg). It is maybe because this flat is a little bit scandinavian that a man from Sweden and his girlfriend from Poland are renting it now. I really like the masculine vibe of this apartment - Lucyna was smart with this one. She's got typically masculine colours (blues, browns and black) and plaids/checks, and then throws in the feminine touch of some cute bird wallpaper. Perfect for a rental as it will appeal to everyone. It's tiny but it works!

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