- Architecture & development
To start off the week, we want to introduce you to a touch of Paris in Berlin. In this residence, authentic elements meet contemporary design for a distinctive creation that feels both refreshing and familiar. This project from the German design studio Fabian Freytag is the perfect combination of tradition and elegant avant-garde.
Studio Fabian Freytag is situated in Berlin and was founded in 2012 by the eponymous interior architect. Together with his team, he designs warm, refreshing interiors that spark the imagination again and again. This residence, situated in the elegant Berlin neighbourhood Charlottenburg, was recently fully renovated by them. A thorough reflection preceded the layout of the house. The entrance is an immediate hit. The first thing that catches the eye is the chandelier on the ceiling, which immediately reflects the vision for the house, namely combining avant-garde touches with contemporary design. Throughout the home, we find a beautiful shade of green, which feels both modern and traditional at the same time.
The living area reminds you of an impressive drawing room
The living area with living and dining room and kitchen reminds you of an impressive drawing room. The space is fully geared to the daily social life of a family, but cosy dinners with guests can also perfectly take place here. Of course, the marble-covered kitchen unit immediately catches the eye and flows into a table. The soft pink colours of the chairs beautifully complement the green marble. Additional warmth is created by the kitchen cabinets in warm walnut, which flow into decorative wall shelves. The natural stone of the worktop continues along the wall, where it is replaced by marble panelling. The sitting area houses the Julep sofa with sculptural shapes, which is a modern adaptation of Jean Royère's classic Ours Polaire, and a seating area in the stately bay window. Of course, the interesting ceiling design should not be forgotten, as the trompe-l'oeil gives the impression of a raised ceiling. Furthermore, a modern laying style has also been used for the herringbone parquet. Instead of running each strip against each other, it was only stubbed after every third row. Behind the drawing room, we find the residence’s private area. Besides a guest room with its own balcony, the home contains two bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. Through a dressing, you reach the parents’ bedroom next to the courtyard. The second bedroom is located at the front. Here too, warm wood was chosen in combination with a sublime green shade, vintage classics and contemporary design. At first sight, this residence gives the impression of a classic design, but upon closer inspection, you notice that everything has been approached in a modern way. That leads to interesting results that will continue to inspire. This perfect union of past and present immediately makes our hearts beat faster!
Photography by Kozy Studio Berlin