For some of us this is next to impossible but not for the homeowners of who have turned their waterfront home into a refined and inviting hub. To get this accomplished they turned to Amber Road who reinvented the living space introduced sculptural decor and artistic accessories and put in place shelves and storage units that offered better organization.
The two materials present a lovely contrast visually while bringing a touch of rustic beauty to an otherwise elegant modern residence. The two distinct wings form an L-shaped structure that is completely closed towards the street and opens up in an unabated fashion towards the rear using large sliding glass doors.
A former barge dating back to 1909 this buoyant Stockholm abode makes the most of its industrial past with decor that complements its seafaring features. The easy breezy interiors are filled with light thanks to a skylight and some original porthole windows while navy and aqua accents contrast nicely against crisp white walls.
Apart from the warm color scheme it is the use of natural stone and glass that instantly captures your attention and fabulous French doors and large windows with dark steel frames enhance this look. The fusion of a multitude of styles is evident here with custom decor additions ranging from the rustic and vintage to the industrial and modern coming together effortlessly.
Inspired both by the architectural roots of the house and contemporary trends the new structure aims to bring together the present and the past in a cheerful and seamless fashion. A private entry through the courtyard leads to the main living area even while leading you through a lovely reflecting pool that is connected with the swimming pool. The use of large retractable glass doors ensures that every room in the house is visually connected with the courtyard and the outdoor lounge. If you have seen the timeless design of Case Study House #22 you will quickly notice the inevitable parallels!
The lower level contains the public spaces with the living area being filled with a midcentury modern vibe thanks to the iconic Isamu Noguchi coffee table classy seating options and brilliant lighting. The kitchen and dining space connected with the living zone open up toward the courtyard outside and a cozy reading nook under the stairs completes the level. With skylights placed directly above the woodsy staircase natural light filters down to the lower level of the home while stripped-down vintage socket-style pendants bring additional illumination.
The idea behind the project was simple enough in principle but far harder to execute. The harsh weather of the region meant that the new home needed the right insulation and an air circulation system that kept the interiors fresh while keeping the heat indoors.