et’s remove the superfluous and see what we actually need” our home owner gave this indication to Dopo-Domani, the historic interior design store in Berlin that was appointed to redesign the interiors of his attic apartment. This resulted in the concept for this spacious attic apartment, full of light and with a free-flowing space, in which a few carefully selected pieces of furniture are displayed as tiny clusters.
So straightforward and sincere to be bewitching, the refurbishment of this attic apartment in Berlin illustrates, in its refined spontaneity, a simple and authentic lifestyle with an undeniable Scandinavian appeal. A stone’s throw away from the noisy and perpetually fun-loving Kurfürstendamm, the new space disseminates in the air a mix of a light, fresh energy, precision and moderation, warm hospitality and extreme serenity.
The honey-coloured oak floor instantly transmits a feeling of warmth, while the white-washed walls capture all the light possible (we are in Berlin after all). In addition to a winning combination of white and wood, there’s a bold, sharp contrast of black (the carpet and the sofa) and several splashes of colour, a wonderful dark red that appears among the cushions and on several stools, here and there.
The bedroom area has a nearly monastic feel with simple materials and furniture as well as a few refined splashes of colour. Here, white and wood rule and the few pieces of furniture that decorate the space are linear and functional. The project couldn’t be complete without pieces from the fifties that decorate the entire home, such as the wonderful, rare lamps by Serge Mouille.
Certain houses are astonishingly beautiful as they give the impression of always having been there and besides, are pristine and clear and have a pure classicism that outlives any fashion. Apparently effortless, they hide an extensive and competent attention to detail, in fact you have to achieve perfection in order to be simple. In this instance, perfection lies in successfully combining refined minimal furniture with its “clusters” – the living room, the dining area, a reading corner – scattered in small groups and an overall warm and welcoming feel. Everything is created with a sort of lightness with a gentle soul that desires neither to be visible nor to be put on display, as it merely invites you and welcomes you in.
The interior design of a city apartment
Location: Fasanenstrasse, Berlin, Germany
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dopo_domani, International Interior Design
Kantstr. 148, Berlin, Germany