Sunday, 27 April 2014


A lovely renovation of a former studio complex in Amsterdam.   The owner collaborated with architect 
John Guy Cologne, with whom she has worked on a couple of remodels in the past:  "He always uses the existing. In this case, the industrial character of the property that is the atmosphere. The original steel beams, for example, reinforced by the new doors of glass and steel. " 

The kitchen is a perfect example of how one can combine a contemporary feel with a more rustic look.  The oak fronts for cabinets on the island, with what seems to be a concrete work surface - and the use of old fashioned louvres for the tall cabinets is genial!  I love this combination - pure kitchen perfection!  The use of wood throughout also softens the otherwise industrial interior.  The dining room table and chairs again are very modern and minimal in pure white.

The concrete floor adds a sleek and modern almost minimal feel, and the epoxy finish reflects the light beautifully and adds lightness and brightness to the space.  On the walls a gray betonstuc was used - this is very similar to the micro-cement finish that I often use.

First spotted via pinterest

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Images via aterlier rue verte 

Styling Marianne Luning, fotografie Tjitske van Leeuwen

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