It is unusual to see vast materials and rough finishes in sophisticated Scandinavian environments; but it is also true that it is precisely this very elegant aesthetic that makes it so that when these materials are added, they are the ones that acquire the greatest prominence on the scene. It is like painting a black dot in the middle on an immaculately white sheet; just doing it would be the highlight.
In the apartment that we are going to see next, something similar to the simile on the folio occurs. It is a house with a sophisticated and elegant Nordic style, furnished with designer pieces, in which the rough wood and the old exposed brick that has been left in sight create a surprising contrast that, in addition, gives it character and personality.
At first, if we only saw this perspective of the living room, it would look like a traditional Scandinavian contemporary living room, with exotic touches thanks to the palm leaves, the Z1 Cotton Lamp and the iconic BKF (Butterfly) chair designed by Jorge Ferrari, Juan Kurchan and Antonio Bonet; bright and minimalist, until we see this other perspective.
Old and worn exposed brick, raw wood planks and a two-leaf folding door separate the living room from the rest of the house, becoming a partition wall with much prominence, contrasting perfectly with the subtle and sophisticated Nordic style. They are the two sides of the coin.
On the other side of the wall, in the kitchen-dining room, we find more surprises, since vintage wooden furniture dresses the space in combination with design classics, creating a peculiar and attractive eclectic style under a Scandinavian frame.
Vintage vintage sideboard, rustic table on boho rug, and popular mid-century Ant Chair designed by architect and designer Arne Jacobsen complete the space along with the kitchen.
Regarding the kitchen itself, there is little to say about its style, as it marks a classic Nordic aesthetic, with the traditional square-format subway tiles lining the kitchen sill, white cabinets and black countertops.
From the kitchen we go to the other room of the apartment, where we see a bedroom, also in a Nordic style, with washed linen textiles for the bed and open-weave linen in ecru for the curtains that dress the windows, and the already established screen from feather lamp, Eos de Vita, to Nordic interiors.
And from the only bedroom of the house we go to the last room, the bathroom, where we find again an old piece of wood, the common thread of the entire design of the apartment, as a washbasin cabinet, standing out in a background, on the other hand, traditionally Scandinavian.
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