Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: The Graca Apartment | NONAGON.style
Accent Doors Down the Corridors in Lisbon

Accent Doors Down the Corridors in Lisbon

Minimalist could provide you a simple lifestyle

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NONAGON.style Team
on January 23rd 2017
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Graca Apartment

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Curves and colors. That’s what stands out most about this renovation project’s new look. Shifting the room sizes around created a completely different space; this new elongated room that opens up to different shapes and ideas.

 

The walls and rooms of the apartment have been completely redefined, splitting up the different rooms and joining others together. Now we can see this stunning and fascinating curved wall. An array of blue creates a rainbow of accented wall decor. Each panel is actually a door leading to other parts of the apartment.

Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: Corridor with black and white marble floor and blue doors on white wall | NONAGON.style

The apartment is in Lisbon, the largest city in Portugal and its capital. With an open mind, the French architect who owned this house came to Fala Atelier with absolute freedom to shift things around in order to find the best way of creating two bedrooms and a separated bathroom and toilet.

Fala Atelier's work on contemporary minimalist interior design in Graca Apartment with a spectacular black and white marble floor | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: Renovation work in the apartment with curved walls started | NONAGON.style

The building itself is unremarkable and the original layout had the bathroom benefitting from most natural light down one end. By relocating the shower and toilet to the central part of the house this long living room now picks up light from both the front and back.

When you first walk in to the space you might not even notice the subtle curve, as the shape is quite gentle. But it generates a kind of tension and movement that a straight wall doesn’t have.

Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: A small table is placed in the corridor with white shelled charis near by the living room | NONAGON.style

On one end of the room we have the kitchen unit, the central part is a dining room featuring iconic Eames Shell chairs, and further on is a lounge area with a balcony.

Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: The kitchen and corridor is connecting together with floor of black and white marble pattern | NONAGON.style

The doors are slightly elevated, which make them look more like pictures in an art space. There was also a practical reason for positioning the walls like this, as it allowed the designers to find the exact space in the center to put the bathrooms.

Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: A woman reading books is sitting on the grey sofa in the living room of the minimal apartment with elevated blue doors on white walls | NONAGON.style

The building itself is 100 years old, so it was quite demanding on the structural integrity to remove some of the central supports in the house. The wall that remains functions structurally as well as for that curved aesthetic.

Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: A grey sofa with Turkish blue is placed in the living room connecting to the corridor | NONAGON.style

Marble is an affordable material in Portugal, and used against the white background walls creates a gorgeously intense contrast. As marble is so different from piece to piece it really does have personality. The rest of the walls and decor remains fairly neutral to balance against that. The furniture is light and unobtrusive, and the hints of blue textiles to go with the hand painted doors ties everything together.

Given the unusual proportions of the room, the line is blurred between the functional use for each section.

Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: Open planed kitchen with silvery sink and wooden worktop | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: A white shelves on the wall with a hanging silvery light blub and green plants | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: A simple and clean bedroom in minimal style is using white as the main color | NONAGON.style

Rather than the strong and lively marble pattern in the bedroom, a calmer ash plywood is used. Hints of marble do appear in the furniture, such as the side table and wardrobe frame. Overall the bedroom is simple and uncluttered, minimal in style.

Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: Bedroom with a wardrobe in minimal style for storing clothes and shoes | NONAGON.style

Do you keep plants in the bedroom? In this room the potted plant lends some color and ambiance.

Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: White wardrobe placing near by a shelled chair in the bedroom | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: White wardrobe in the bedroom for tidying and making the room looks clean by storing clothes and shoes | NONAGON.style

Clear and simple, living without clutter and only incorporating your favorite elements means always having things you like in the house.

Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: The outdoor patio made in cement is a little garden planting with cactus | NONAGON.style

The patio was covered in micro cement, but with its new access point through from the elongated living area the outdoors becomes an extension of the lounge and kitchen. Previously it reached to an exterior bathroom, which has now been enveloped into the bedroom space.

Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: The outdoor balcony planting with cactus is connecting with the apartment with a glass door | NONAGON.style
Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: The bathroom with opened blue doors showing the toilets with black roms | NONAGON.style

The new interior curve of the Graça Apartment is subtle and strong, really giving the room a new lift. Bringing the bathroom elements into the center of the house has allowed it to open up the living room, with its special accent walls of handpainted blue panels. It’s now a living gallery!

Contemporary Minimalist Interior Design: A simple minimal apartment in a general view of the blue doors and marble floor | NONAGON.style
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