The interior designer who designed and remodeled this New York apartment is the owner himself, who experimented with shapes and colors in smaller prototypes before starting himself to give the loft a makeover.
Its interior and decoration Modern apartment in WilliamsburgIt is signed by Antonio Montserrat, a Mallorca resident who lives in Brooklyn (New York), New York. Owner of the attic.
The owner trained as an architect between the cities of London and Vienna and spent several years in Zaha Hadid's studio in London before moving to New York to work for a German company dedicated to the manufacture of glass and steel construction solutions. But a few months ago own studioTherefore, it divides its time between the United States of America and Spain.
Original structural elements
This is the first renovation project of his modern studio that bears his name. It is a penthouse in a building that was renovated during prison due to the coronavirus built in 1915. It was originally a bakery and was converted into a loft a few years ago. As a special feature, it should be noted that many of them are preserved in the apartment. Typical structural features of an early 20th century building In New York: original wooden beams and columns, exposed brick walls and very high ceilings with large windows.
Before starting the modern design of the apartment, the interior designer and owner experimented with some concepts of small objects that we could call chairs, although they are more like prototypes used for both seating and bedside tables, shelves or supports can. for white.
The work and practice in these small objects enabled Antonio Montserrat to explore together. Design, shapes, materials and color variationseverything to develop the language of the apartment.
Pieces with a personality
A process that is defined as "necessary" so that the interior designer can make a decision before designing the home, as well as some of the parts that make up the furniture, such as blinds, towel rails, cat shelves, special cabinets and dining room.
As mentioned earlier, in addition to some decisions made when converting the building into an apartment, about 10 years ago the walls and original elements of the structure of the room dominated the design of the room.
Therefore, in order to maximize space and keep the various storage areas and areas of the house in balance, different colors have been used to depict each room, although in reality the apartment has a fairly clear distribution.
If something is clear to the owner, then the walls of the living room are a light peach Clay that stands out against the dark wooden ceiling.
With that in mind, and it goes on different colors for different areasThe sleeping area is painted light blue, which gives the room a feeling of calm. The entrance is painted dark green and a compressed space at the entrance with a mezzanine and a height contrast when entering the main room. Place.
Warmth and simplicity
Although the apartment is small, it has been renovated to feel comfortable and spacious. The wood of the original ceiling gives the room warmth and a rustic touch.
To create a feeling of spaciousness and a simple and elegant design, minimalist and soft geometric shapes responsible for emphasizing the fine separation between spaces.
Second life for furniture
The remaining pieces of furniture, which were not designed by the interior designer, follow Vivienne Westwood's philosophy: "Buy less, select well and use for a long time". Because of this, these pieces are part of the owner's collection and have been acquired throughout his life, giving them a second life in this modern version of the apartment.