A developer's renovation of a historic Clinton Hill, Brooklyn apartment left it in a state that was a bit too clean-slate for the new owners, an art-loving family. They hired New York-based architectural and design firm vonDALWIG to transform the space, emphasizing its historic details and infusing the space with a sort of Scandi-meets-eclectic feeling.
vonDALWIG's renovation kept the two-bedroom apartment's light wood flooring and white walls (very reminiscent of Scandinavian design), and used these elements as the backdrop for modern art pieces and geometric fittings. The kitchen takes further inspiration from abroad, with IKEA cabinets outfitted in custom fronts by Reform, a Copenhagen-based company specializing in high-design pieces to hack IKEA kitchens. The end result is an urban home that balances old-world minimalism with artistic character.
Vitsoe 606 Universal shelving on the walls provides a functional storage option for the client's colorful book collection.
One of the goals of the renovation was to add more natural light, so a new arched window in the kitchen gives the cooking space an even more open feeling. The countertops are outfitted with Richlite, an extremely durable resin-infused paper surface.
Step 1: Second Bedroom
The bedroom features a palette of neutral hues, allowing the geometric wall art to stand out.