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This contemporary “Leopold” condominium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a splendid instance of artistic use of a really small area (forty five sq. meters) by architect Mauricio Karam. Using mirrored partitions visually expands the house to look a lot greater than it’s— though the flat was truly “reinvented” by way of removing of some partitions, creating an open-plan dwelling area. With very a lot a “studio” really feel, the house blends sleeping areas and “front room,” which then segue seamlessly into the eating space, with laminate flooring that tie all of the areas collectively. Sliding doorways result in a terrace that provides a bonus seating spot for rest and nice views, whereas on the similar time bathing the primary dwelling areas with fantastic pure mild.

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One component that helps not solely to delineate rooms, however to make them homey and welcoming, is using shade. The “core” public areas of the condo are tied collectively by a palette of grays and whites, together with an accent wall of woodgrain. Notice the clear, environment friendly look of the kitchen, with cupboards surrounding constructed-ins and chrome steel home equipment — and the brilliant white backsplash above the sink, properly-lit by recessed fixtures. Cool deep blue on the curtains is echoed in a subtler type in a lounge chair; equipment of pink, yellow, and true purple heat the impartial palette. A contact of gold and marble on a small desk and a splash of aqua on a lounge pillow are additional injections of shade that cheer the area. The condominium is compact, environment friendly, uncluttered, trendy — but nonetheless feels very very similar to a cushty house.

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