A Hong Kong Home for Two Generations and Their Beloved Pets


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-hong-kong-home-for-two-generations-and-their-beloved-pets/pets-playground-sim-plex-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/Pets-Playground-Sim-Plex-0-810x449.jpg" alt="A Hong Kong Home for Two Generations and Their Beloved Pets" /></a>
                                For a young couple and one of their mothers, <a href="http://www.sim-plex-design.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Sim-Plex Design Studio</a> designed a clever <a href="http://www.sim-plex-design.com/#/pets-playground/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">co-living situation</a> to accommodate them and their beloved pets. The flexible design gives the couple, mother, parrot, and cat partially private and partially communal spaces to make everyone happy, while allowing them to come together when desired.

The living room and master bedroom are outfitted in light maple wood and grey, while the dining room/kitchen and mother’s room are decked out with white oak as it’s lighter and further away from the window.

Located in Hong Kong, the 453-square-foot residence provides private bedrooms for both the couple and the mother at opposite ends of the communal space for added privacy. The pets weren’t ignored though. The couple’s parrot gets a prime spot by the large window in the living room. When it’s time for it to come out of the cage, they pull the sliding

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A Tel Aviv Penthouse Is Reimagined in Black, White & Splashes of Color


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-tel-aviv-penthouse-is-reimagined-in-black-white-splashes-of-color/m-apartment-maya-sheinberger-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/02/M-Apartment-Maya-Sheinberger-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Tel Aviv Penthouse Is Reimagined in Black, White &#038; Splashes of Color" /></a>
                                A woman in her 30s with a young daughter hired her good friend, <a href="https://www.mayashein.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Maya Sheinberger</a>, to craft a contemporary design for her <a href="https://www.mayashein.com/m-apartment"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">penthouse apartment</a> in Tel Aviv. The apartment spans 143-square-meters over two floors with the living spaces located on the bottom floor and an office, bathroom, and roof terrace on the top. While the layout mostly stayed the same, the design was given a completely new look that revolves around black and white with splashes of vibrant colors.

The dining room features a minimalist black shelf against a white brick wall with a black and yellow table supporting a glass top.

A black wall helps disguise the television in the living room with storage around the other side that also hides the air conditioner.

The black and white kitchen reside next to the bold blue staircase with a glass banister.

The all-white guest bathroom gets a hint of

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These 4 Temporary Decorating Ideas Will Help You Keep Your Security Deposit Safe


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Decorating a rental can feel like a tedious task. On the one hand, you want to be able to create a space that feels like your own, no matter how long you intend to live there. On the other, you don’t want to get so into personalizing the space that you put your security deposit at risk.

With that in mind, we’ve laid out some temporary decorating ideas to help you along the way. Use these to achieve a homey look that can be taken down as soon as your lease is up.

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Use area rugs to bring visual interest to the space. Image: Breadmaker/ Shutterstock

Invest in area rugs

Area rugs are great for livening up any living space, but they’re especially useful when it comes to rental situations. Put simply, they pack a big punch of visual interest but are just as easy to roll up and put away

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lighting
surfaces

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“A Playful Home”: A Collaborative Installation by Design Within Reach and kinder MODERN


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-playful-home-a-collaborative-installation-by-design-within-reach-and-kinder-modern/dwr-kindermodern-a-playful-home-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/DWR-KinderModern-A-Playful-Home-1-810x540.jpg" alt="&#8220;A Playful Home&#8221;: A Collaborative Installation by Design Within Reach and kinder MODERN" /></a>
                                <a href="http://www.dwr.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Design Within Reach</a> and <a href="https://kindermodern.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">kinder MODERN</a> partnered on a shoppable installation in New York City called &#8220;A Playful Home&#8221;. Lora Appleton, the founder of kinder MODERN, designed the installation using a curated mix of DWR and kinder MODERN furnishings, along with exclusively commissioned pieces. Throughout a series of rooms, like a living room and bedrooms, the collaboration exhibits creative and whimsical possibilities when it comes to living with modern design that are bound to spark ideas for visitors to use in their own homes.

The shared kids’ bedroom is a playful space full of color and whimsical pieces starting with the lighting bolt and rainbow mirrors by Bride & Wolfe.

A colorful cacti sculpture “planted” in a mid-century Bullet Planter is by artist Brett Douglas Hunter, who also created other pieces of fantastical creatures in the space. A kinder MODERN rug, designed by Appleton herself, adds a graphic element with

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FONT 6 Apartment by CaSA and Margherita Serboli Arquitectura


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/font-6-apartment-by-casa-and-margherita-serboli-arquitectura/font-6-apartment-casa-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2019/01/FONT-6-Apartment-CaSA-1-810x540.jpg" alt="FONT 6 Apartment by CaSA and Margherita Serboli Arquitectura" /></a>
                                Located on a green passageway next to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the FONT 6 <a href="http://cargocollective.com/CaSA/Font-6-Apartment-Barcelona-Spain"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Apartment</a> renovation was a project close to home as it belongs to one of the architects, Andrea Serboli. It was designed by <a href="http://www.colomboserboli.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">CaSA</a> and Margherita Serboli Arquitectura as an example of what the firms are capable of and they converted it to a <em>wunderkammer</em>, a restful retreat outfitted with the owner&#8217;s important objects and memories.

The apartment is located in a 1914 modernist building that had been neglected. While some of the original details remained, many of them were in a state of disrepair but they saved what they could. Originally the 75-square-meter apartment was broken down into six small rooms before the layout was reconfigured for modern day living.

An optical glass window in the kitchen filters light into the bathroom.

The blue curved arc of the hallway connects the daytime part of the

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Menchuks Apartment by Hrystia Koliasa


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/menchuks-apartment-hrystia-koliasa/menchuksapartment_hrystiakoliasa_10/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/12/menchuksapartment_hrystiakoliasa_10-810x540.jpg" alt="Menchuks Apartment by Hrystia Koliasa" /></a>
                                <a href="http://hrystia-koliasa.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Menchuks Apartment</a> is a minimalist space located in Lviv, Ukraine, designed by <a href="http://hrystia-koliasa.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Hrystia Koliasa</a>. The space was organized to maximize the client&#8217;s main living functions, thus utilizing built-in storage and a custom made bed frame that would serve as the foundation for the internal programs.

The designer wanted the interior to have an entirely white palette in order for smaller details to come into focus. In addition, flat surfaces were used throughout the space in order to make daily routines, such as cleaning, faster and easier.

A partition separating the bedroom from the entrance hallway is also used as a wardrobe, accessible from either side. The bed is sunken into a platform, which features a small step to delineate between the living room and bedroom.

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Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2018


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                                The new year is just a few days away and we&#8217;re wrapping up our <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/best-of-2018/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Best of 2018</a> and <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/2018-year-in-review/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">2018 Year in Review</a> posts with the biggest one – the Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2018. That means the most popular and most loved posts from this past year all in one place for you to look back on in case you missed anything or just want a refresher. Curious to find out which post was the #1 post? Read on to find out.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/ikea-u-s-launches-spanst-an-unexpected-urban-lifestyle-collaboration-with-chris-stamp/spanst-chris-stamp-stampd-ikea-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/SPANST-Chris-Stamp-Stampd-IKEA-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Best of the Best! Top 10 Posts of 2018" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/ikea-u-s-launches-spanst-an-unexpected-urban-lifestyle-collaboration-with-chris-stamp/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">IKEA U.S. Launches SPÄNST: An Unexpected Urban Lifestyle Collaboration with Chris Stamp</a><br />

IKEA U.S. released the limited edition SPÄNST collection that was designed with Los Angeles-based fashion designer Chris Stamp, of West Coast streetwear label, Stampd, that was geared towards the younger, design-driven consumer living an active, urban lifestyle.

  1. Kast Launches Collection of Patterned Concrete Basins Called Kast Canvas
    British

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Best Travel Posts of 2018


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                                In 2018, we traveled around the globe, both virtually and IRL, to check out the best of what the world has to offer outside of our every day. From modern hotels and other vacation rentals to travel guides exploring specific cities, we brought you all kinds of travel ideas you should go back and check out when you have time. But if you prefer a condensed version, you can check out the most popular <a href="https://design-milk.com/category/travel/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">travel</a> posts from 2018 right now.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/nordic-charm-blends-modern-design-ion-city-hotel-reykjavik/ion-city-hotel-reykjavik-iceland-7/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/04/ion-city-hotel-reykjavik-iceland-7-810x568.jpg" alt="Best Travel Posts of 2018" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/nordic-charm-blends-modern-design-ion-city-hotel-reykjavik/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Nordic Charm Blends with Modern Design at the Ion City Hotel in Reykjavik</a><br />

Designed by MINARC, the Icon City Hotel features 18 rooms + suites with interiors that make subtle references to Icelandic design.

  1. Stay in a Frank Lloyd Wright Home for Your Next Vacation
    On HomeAway, you can stay in four of the Frank Lloyd Wright homes that are available to rent in four different states: Hawaii,

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Best Architecture Posts of 2018


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                                We&#8217;ve trotted around the globe to share the best <a href="https://design-milk.com/category/architecture/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">architecture</a> offerings the world has to offer, from tiny houses to mansions to apartments to hotels. Whether you&#8217;re looking for inspiration or you&#8217;re just curious to see architecture in other parts of the world, it&#8217;s always fun to see how other people live. It&#8217;s the end of 2018, which means we&#8217;ve seen a lot of visually enticing projects, and now we&#8217;re taking a look back to see the most popular.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/an-11-foot-wide-row-house-in-brooklyn-by-office-of-architecture/oany_rowhouse-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/OANY_RowHouse-1-810x618.jpg" alt="Best Architecture Posts of 2018" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/an-11-foot-wide-row-house-in-brooklyn-by-office-of-architecture/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">An 11-Foot-Wide Row House in Brooklyn by Office of Architecture</a><br />

Little House. Big City. is a renovation project by Office of Architecture located in Brooklyn, New York, that’s a row house that spans a mere 11-feet-wide and after years of living with it the way it was, the owners decided to renovate and expand it so they could stay in the neighborhood they’ve grown to love.

  1. The Kumaon: A

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Best Skim Milk Posts of 2018


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                                Every week, our minimalism expert, Leo Lei, shares new designs that are perfectly scaled back and void of any adornment. From architecture, interiors, home furnishings, and more, take a look back at the most popular <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/skim-milk/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Skim Milk</a> posts of 2018.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-skim-milk-posts-of-2018/newworks_common_11aaaaaa/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/12/newworks_common_11aaaaaa-810x540.jpg" alt="Best Skim Milk Posts of 2018" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/new-works-copenhagen-based-furniture-brand-common/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">New Works by Copenhagen-Based Furniture Brand COMMON</a><br />

COMMON is a new furniture brand based in Copenhagen, Denmark focused on providing high quality furniture at an approachable price using ethical production standards.

  1. Beam House by Hugo Kohno Architect Associates
    Beam House is a residence located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Hugo Kohno Architect Associates that’s situated on a narrow lot and houses a gallery on the main floor, and occupies residents on the second and third floors.

  1. House in Santarém by Vasco Cabral + Sofia Saraiva
    House in Santarém is a minimal weekend retreat located in Santarém, Portugal, designed by Vasco Cabral + Sofia Saraiva, that consists of three functional areas

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Best Interior Design Posts of 2018


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                                Several days a week, we peek inside various homes, offices, restaurants, etc., to see how other people live, work, eat, and to see how their spaces are designed. Just when we think we&#8217;ve seen it all, more incredible interiors pop up keeping us inspired and, well, envious. Now, we&#8217;re taking a look back to see the most popular <a href="https://design-milk.com/category/interior-design/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">interiors</a> that we featured in 2018.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-interior-design-posts-of-2018/estudio-ela-35m2-apartment-1aaaa/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/12/Estudio-Ela-35m2-apartment-1aaaa-810x540.jpg" alt="Best Interior Design Posts of 2018" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-neutral-color-palette-and-glass-elements-transform-a-compact-35m2-apartment/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">A Neutral Color Palette and Glass Elements Transform a Compact 35m2 Apartment</a><br />

An apartment located in São Paulo’s Santa Cecilia neighborhood may only be 35-square-meters (approx. 376-square-feet), but Estúdio Ela Arquitetura outfitted it with everything one could need without it feeling like too much.

  1. Candlefox HQ: A Graphic, Black and White Office in Melbourne
    Tom Robertson Architects designed a new home for Candlefox HQ in Melbourne with a graphic, black and white interior dotted with a growing indoor garden.

  1. An Imaginative Kindergarten

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A Dnipro Apartment That Focuses on the Kids Without Compromising Design


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-dnipro-apartment-that-focuses-on-the-kids-without-compromising-design/levitation-apartment-svoya-studio-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Levitation-Apartment-SVOYA-studio-1-810x508.jpg" alt="A Dnipro Apartment That Focuses on the Kids Without Compromising Design" /></a>
                                <a href="http://svoya-studio.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">SVOYA studio</a> were asked to design an apartment for a family in Dnipro, Ukraine, that didn&#8217;t forget the children or style. With 135-square-meters to work with, they made the decision to reduce the main living space to give more room for the children&#8217;s area. That resulted in a large joint space for the two daughters each to have their own place to sleep while sharing study and play spaces. Essentially, that keeps the rest of the <a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/71001619/Levitation"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Levitation</a> apartment from being overrun with toys and the children&#8217;s things. Even with a reduction in size, the main living area feels bright and open, while remaining clean and modern.

The main space houses the living room, kitchen, and small dining area finished with white surfaces, marbled stone, light woods, and neutral textiles. The furnishings are perfectly curated keeping it fresh and cozy without feeling small.

Graphite was introduced into the master bedroom for

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The Pape Loft Is Born Inside a Converted Church in Toronto


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-pape-loft-is-born-inside-a-converted-church-in-toronto/studioac-pape-loft-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/StudioAC-Pape-Loft-1-810x666.jpg" alt="The Pape Loft Is Born Inside a Converted Church in Toronto" /></a>
                                The <a href="https://www.archcollab.com/pape-loft-1/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Pape Loft</a> resides inside a quirky church conversion project in Toronto that&#8217;s broken up into multi-story lofts. <a href="https://www.archcollab.com/home"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">StudioAC</a> was brought on board by the owners of this loft to help create a more minimalist way of living through a renovation and with less furnishings overall.

The loft spans 1,143-square-feet with a double-height living room that features a curved balcony above in the same material as the light wooden floors. The curvy element helps keep the interior light and feeling larger than it actually is while creating a feeling of continuity and intimacy.

The kitchen was moved in order to keep the main floor fully open so it’s tucked away in a niche. The cabinets fall in the minimalist vein with no adornment and a light wooden finish that mirrors the flooring.

Upstairs, the master bedroom is situated behind glass panels, separating it from the home office while allowing natural

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A Kiev Apartment That Goes from Minimal to Neon Lights


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-kiev-apartment-that-goes-from-minimal-to-neon-lights/lauri-brothers-kiev-apartment-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Lauri-Brothers-Kiev-apartment-1-810x540.jpg" alt="A Kiev Apartment That Goes from Minimal to Neon Lights" /></a>
                                Ukraine based interior designer <a href="https://lauribrothers.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Lauri Brothers</a> took on the challenge of creating a cozy loft in Kiev that incorporated pink and white for a &#8220;girlish&#8221; feel. Working with 100-square-meters, Brothers created an interior that begins minimally at the entryway with a simple wardrobe hanger, a planter, and a framed mirror, all in white, and continues on with unexpected pops of color, neon lights, a swing, and a &#8220;WAKE UP BITCH&#8221; message above the bed.

The all-white kitchen features an island that turns into a dining table with an end seat that’s a swing. Above is a series of cylindrical lights with the exhaust hood cleverly disguised as one. The induction cooktop is also hidden as part of the countertop and only works when the secret inclusion buttons are used.

The upper cabinets pop against the surrounding white surfaces with metallic green glass. Next to that, a neon sign that reads

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An Igloo-Inspired Vancouver Apartment with a Hidden Loft by Falken Reynolds


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/an-igloo-inspired-vancouver-apartment-with-a-hidden-loft-by-falken-reynolds/falken_reynolds_igloo_loft-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Falken_Reynolds_Igloo_Loft-1-810x540.jpg" alt="An Igloo-Inspired Vancouver Apartment with a Hidden Loft by Falken Reynolds" /></a>
                                You wouldn&#8217;t typically think an igloo would be the inspiration for a residential design but that&#8217;s the case for the latest project from <a href="http://falkenreynolds.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Falken Reynolds</a>. Located in the historic Gastown neighborhood in Vancouver, this <a href="http://falkenreynolds.com/project/the-igloo/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">loft</a> settles in at just under 600-square-feet with a design that looked to the compressed living spaces found in Canadian igloos. In order to incorporate lots of storage in the compact apartment, they referenced the tightened entryway of the igloo and created a central corridor that separates the main living space from the entry, bathroom, and office area.

The main living space feels light and bright despite its compact size. White walls and two large windows help bounce light around the interior making it feel open.

The storage structure contains two five-foot closets, laundry, a drying closet, fridge, and pantries, in addition to a hidden staircase that leads to the loft bedroom.

The cabinetry was kept

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A Sophisticated Apartment Renovation in Kiev That Preserves Original Details


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-sophisticated-apartment-renovation-in-kiev-that-preserves-original-details/pushka-apartment-2b-group-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/PUSHKA-apartment-2b-group-1-810x614.jpg" alt="A Sophisticated Apartment Renovation in Kiev That Preserves Original Details" /></a>
                                Tasked with designing a sophisticated apartment for a single professional, <a href="http://www.2bua.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">2B.group</a> did just that while also preserving and restoring original details. The <a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/68549079/pushka"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">PUSHKA apartment</a> is located in a historic building in Kiev, Ukraine, and spans 180-square meters over two floors. The architects incorporated modern elements that perfectly balance the historic features, like original brickwork, wood ceiling joists, and sloped walls in the attic.

A monochromatic color palette was chosen as it worked well with the architectural details throughout. The brickwork was painstakingly restored and it offers a warm and textured backdrop to the main level living space.

The corner fireplace was given new life as the focal point of the sitting room. White panels help brighten the interior while creating a feeling of continuity on the first floor.

A hand-assembled metal staircase connects the ground floor with the attic space.

Upstairs, the layout is divided into three areas –

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Y Home Minimalist Apartment by Office ZHU


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/y-home-office-zhu/yhome_officezhu_5/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/yhome_officezhu_5-810x579.jpg" alt="Y Home Minimalist Apartment by Office ZHU" /></a>
                                <a href="http://o-zhu.com/cn/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Y Home</a> is a minimalist apartment interior designed by Rotterdam and Shanghai-based architects <a href="http://o-zhu.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Office ZHU</a> that enjoys abundant natural light and open living areas. The design team proposed to remove the kitchen wall to enlarge the living room area, but after consulting with the owners, chose to retain all existing walls.

To create a coherent and durable space, the architects chose select paintings by Ellsworth Kelly and Josef Albers. Their works, although created in the 1970s, still look beautifully restrained. Assaf Hinden’s photography was in the living room, his reinterpretation of abandoned objects is quite relevant to the concept of the space.

The walls are kept bare white so that the furniture would be visually prominent. The architects chose pieces that had similar outlines. Air conditioners were hidden in the cabinets or installed on secondary walls to maintain the flat and uniform environment of the space.

Photography by Zhu Siyu and Che

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Tria Arquitetura Revitalize a 90s Apartment in São Paulo, Brazil


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/tria-arquitetura-revitalize-a-90s-apartment-in-sao-paulo-brazil/sao-paulo-apt-tria-arquitetura-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/10/Sao-Paulo-Apt-TRIA-Arquitetura-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Tria Arquitetura Revitalize a 90s Apartment in São Paulo, Brazil" /></a>
                                Seemingly stuck in the 90s, this <a href="http://www.triaarquitetura.com.br/projetos/apartamento-salvador-cardoso"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">apartment</a> in São Paulo, Brazil was in need of a major makeover. Enter Brazilian architecture firm <a href="http://www.triaarquitetura.com.br/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tria Arquitetura</a> (whose work we&#8217;ve <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/Tria-Arquitetura/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">featured before</a>), who was asked to update the interior by way of replacing dated details, increasing natural light, and adding innovative technology throughout. A new staircase was installed using two different materials – white Dekton on the lower part and then open wood treads above the fourth step.

The apartment spans 260-square-meters and was given a new open layout, as well as a fresh color palette of neutrals to make it feel cozy while also keeping it bright.

A vertical plant wall was installed just inside from the patio area where it receives plenty of natural light.

The master bathroom was integrated into the closet for added convenience and greenery was incorporated to give it a more spa-like feel.

An office was

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10 Modern Staircases You Won’t Complain About Running Up and Down


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                                You may recall that we have a thing for staircases, as evidenced <a href="https://design-milk.com/20-beautiful-modern-staircases/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a> and <a href="https://design-milk.com/stairs-revisited-another-12-modern-staircases/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">here</a>. New ones are popping up all the time which made us continue the hunt for more. It didn&#8217;t take long before stumbling upon these 10 modern staircases that we&#8217;d love to run up and down all day. Take a look!
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/10-modern-staircases-you-wont-complain-about-running-up-and-down/roundup-stairs2018-1-casa-blanca-martin-dulanto/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Roundup-Stairs2018-1-casa-blanca-martin-dulanto-810x501.jpg" alt="10 Modern Staircases You Won&#8217;t Complain About Running Up and Down" /></a>
                                Located in Peru, <a href="http://martindulanto.com/proyecto/casa-blanca/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Casa Blanca</a> was designed by <a href="http://martindulanto.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Martín Dulanto</a> with not only floor-to-ceiling sliding glass panels that disappear to turn the interior into an open air space, but with an eye-popping, spiral orange staircase that connects all the floors.

Photo by Tim Soar

The four-story Modern Mews house was renovated by Coffey Architects and includes this narrow turning oak staircase that comes to an end with a small set of concrete stairs at the bottom. The concrete structure also doubles as a fireplace on the ground floor.

Photo by Hiroyuki Oki

While these all-white

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The Holly Penthouse in Melbourne Combines Luxury and Comfort


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                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-holly-penthouse-in-melbourne-combines-luxury-and-comfort/holly-penthouse-tom-robertson-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Holly-Penthouse-Tom-Robertson-1-810x540.jpg" alt="The Holly Penthouse in Melbourne Combines Luxury and Comfort" /></a>
                                <a href="http://tomrobertson.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tom Robertson Architects</a> created a modern home in the sky, named the <a href="http://tomrobertson.com.au/projects/holly-penthouse/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Holly Penthouse</a>, for a family of four living in the St Kilda Hill neighborhood of Melbourne. The 375-square-meter apartment rises high boasting sweeping views of the city through floor-to-ceiling windows, giving the interior an open, more expansive feeling.

The kitchen features minimalist white cabinets and stone countertops with a matching backsplash, along with a massive island with dark cabinetry.

A range of natural materials bring warmth to the contemporary home, like the timber batten ceilings and oak floors.

Thoughtfully chosen colors are interspersed with the neutral color palette seen throughout.

The apartment also includes a large outdoor patio space overlooking Melbourne.

Architecture and Interior Design by Tom Robertson Architects.
Furniture, Art, objects and styling by Bec van der Sluys and Simone Haag.
Photography by Derek Swalwell.

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