This 1972 apartment in São Paulo was transformed to receive new residents, who wanted a cozy environment with greater integration. Keeping the history of the property, the high ceilings were preserved and the structures (beams) were left on display.
The project by the architect Ana Toscano, aimed integrate the kitchen with the living roommaking the rooms more functional and spacious and even created a home office corner.
“We broke the walls between the kitchen, dining room and living room, so the kitchen was more open, spacious and practical for day-to-day use. We closed the old door to increase the cooktop countertop, because before there was almost no support, and we took the fridge to a corner that was previously poorly used, increasing all the circulation of the environment”, says the professional.
With a light pink woodwork, the room became the highlight of the apartment. To complement the color, a support niche in freijó wood receives a coffee space and accommodates the fruit bowl and airfryer.
The white metalwork, used in some cabinet doors with fluted glass, gives more charm to the look, while black details, such as handles and sconces, bring a modern touch.
The biggest challenge, however, was being able to place a dining table for at least 6 people near the kitchen, as the presence of a column in the place hindered the positioning.
But the opening of the entire kitchen wall made it possible to fit a bench against the wall, assuming the column/pillar of the place. The other seats were filled with straw-backed chairs.
One bar cart, positioned in the living room, displays flowers, painting, candle and books, all for a moment of relaxation. The neutral palette with shades of gray combined very well with some warmer touches, such as the painting and the vase on the side of the sofa.
A rug embraces the entire room and brings a feeling of coziness, with a more closed shade of blue and a lot of texture. In the corner of the room, in a narrower area, is the corner of the family’s home office.
When it comes to coatings, this property features white brick walls and burnt cement. In addition to color points with woodworking, painting and objects.
In the entrance hall itself, a blue painting on the wall creates a cheerful space, demonstrating the family’s personality from the beginning. A functional piece of furniture serves as a shoe rack and has drawers to hold alcohol, keys and other objects that we carry when we leave the house.
The little daughter’s room, reduced so that the room could gain more footage, received colors in soft pastel tones. Drawing of a rainbow and flowers on the wall give the room a more childlike look.
“We built a wooden bench, 3 levels high, which will accompany the girl’s growth and where, now, she can draw, look in the mirror and play at will.
The bench that ends up being an extension of the bench, made of the same material, is the perfect corner for her to read her books and relax. Two drawers under the bench are used to store toys and your favorite pets”, explains Ana.