If you love a good rag to riches to story, then this home renovation is sure to impress you. Starting off its life as a boring old apartment, this home was in desperate need of some love and attention, but we're sure even the owners were surprised by just how impressive the transformation was.
The apartment is completely unrecognisable; rooms that were once drab and old fashioned are suddenly ultra modern marvels of design innovation, bursting with colour and character. This isn't just a matter of a clean-up and a fresh lick of paint, this is a complete metamorphosis, where every detail of the home has been reimagined. Perhaps the most impressive aspect of this make-over is the lighting, it is an absolute masterclass in the effect creative light fixtures can have on a space, so let's take a look and get inspired!
This drab and dreary living room is completely lacking in character, making it the perfect candidate for a make-over from our homify professionals. The brick veneer is tacky and outdated, while the colour scheme manages to completely suck the light out of the room, with the sickly beiges and browns really offering nothing from a design perspective. The room is filled with unnecessary furniture which clutters and shrinks the space, and the lights look messy and unappealing.
The big leather sofa is the only survivor from this ruthless but necessary renovation, as every other aspect of the room has been upgraded and reimagined. The room has a brand new monochromatic palette of bright whites and jet black features that drags this home firmly into the 21st century. They've removed all of the unnecessary furniture, hanging the television from the wall, completely opening the space up.
Panels have been installed around the room with recessed lighting, creating a mesmerising effect, and filling the home with vibrance and energy, while the new ceiling lights are themselves a stunning design feature. We really can't overstate how much of an effect creative lighting can have on a room, so it's definitely worth consulting a professional about how it could improve your own decor.
To finish it all off the bland floor has been completely ripped up and replaced by a colourful hardwood pattern with varied hues of natural timber. What a transformation!
This kitchen actually already has a number of really nice design features, but they are lost in the unimaginative decor. While the sleek kitchen cabinets are trendy and modern, they do not coordinate with the bland walls. It's important that a kitchen be light and bright in order to keep it inviting, and perhaps more importantly clean, unfortunately this kitchen is neither.
Where do we begin! Interior architects have completely reconstructed this area, creating space for yet more of that fabulous recessed lighting, and introducing depth and texture. A dynamic pattern at the entrance sets the tone, with the bright lime green highlights making this kitchen vibrant and exciting.
One of the most impressive aspects of this renovation is how they've managed to integrate pre-existing elements of this kitchen into the new design. They've maintained the dark woodgrain cabinets, focussing on surrounding them with complementary colours and details such as the recessed black frame on the ceiling.
Extra cabinets have been installed above the floating cabinets to provide a little more storage, and an excuse to add a little more of that fabulous green. This is a great way to keep costs down, while still completely reinvigorating the design.
There's not a lot to talk about here, there's not so much a problem with the decor as a complete lack of one.
Several of the design elements we saw in the living room find expression in the bedroom, such as the artwork at the head of the bed, and the gorgeous hardwood style floors, creating an impressive sense of thematic continuity throughout the home.
The room is absolutely glowing due to several artistic light fixtures that make a huge difference in the decor, including more wall panels with recessed lights, and that modernist piece on the ceiling. What a trendy bedroom!
The office is a cluttered affair, and there's very little going on from a design standpoint, though it certainly feels too dark to get any real work done. Don't worry though, we're pretty sure they're going to do something about that.
This may be the most impressive room in the house. The super modern sectional wall decoration actually functions as yet more recessed lighting, while a cabinet provides hidden storage, removing all of that clutter, and keeping the room clear and tidy to ensure you're at your most productive. The gorgeous sofa coordinates with the purples in the art, tying the room together, and giving the space an inviting glow.
It's truly amazing how much they've turned this home around, and it's a perfect example that no matter the space, the possibilities are endless. For another fabulous renovation tale, check out this tiny apartment!