Step Inside a Modern Apartment by the Riverbank | NONAGON.style
Step Inside a Sunny Modern Apartment by the Riverbank

Step Inside a Sunny Modern Apartment by the Riverbank

Clutter-free and full of sunshine

Written by –
Nonagon Style Team
on May 18th 2017
Project:

Sunshine Home

Photographer:

HOZO Interior Design

Two sisters bought this spacious apartment in Taiwan, offering beautiful views of the park and overlooking the river nearby. One works in finance and loves to cook, while the other is a hair stylist, fond of traveling. With differing personalities and ideas for the space, the pair sought the help of designers to create the perfect modern apartment to share. The result is a dream, allowing for plenty of sunlight and quirky details.

Dining area with wood accents and neutral color scheme in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style
Entryway with black marble countertop and white shelves in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style

An elegant black marble counter greets you as you enter the apartment. Immediately you’ll feel the bright, open atmosphere of the home, thanks to the subtle storage spaces left and right to help keep clutter hidden from sight.

Open plan living area with big windows and gray sofa in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style

The living room is set by large windows that flood the room with sunlight during the day, giving the home a warm glow. As both sisters lead busy lives, they wanted a living room that was easy to maintain, but comfortable enough for them to unwind at the end of the day.

Open plan living area with mirrored wall and neutral accents in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style

Notice the use of mirrors and reflective surfaces that spread light across the living room. Even the tiled floor creates a seamless connection with the wall and ceiling. This sense of cohesion works wonders to make this modern apartment feel surprisingly spacious.

Open plan living room with yellow rug and blue cushion in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style

The home is a blend of neutral tones, with wooden fittings and gray details. We love the L-shaped sofa contrasting with pops of blue and white. The bright yellow print of the rug complements the blue cushions and offers an eye-catching focal point.

Living room with gray sofa and yellow rug in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style
Living room with TV and white walls in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style

To give the living room a greater sense of privacy, the designers opted for a recessed ceiling. Not only does it add height to the room, it also lengthens the walls. Minimalist storage systems are abundant in the home as well, installed next to the television for storing a collection of CDs, wires and other gadgets.

Living room with TV and gray sofa in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style

Here, indoor plants were placed against the white backdrop as a lovely accent piece, keeping the atmosphere inviting.

Living room with colorful accents and gray sofa in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style

This modern side table is a perfect piece for a living room. The cantilevered structure offers plenty of room whilst ensuring enough surface area for serving light snacks.

Bright living room with gray sofa and white walls in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style
Bright living room with gray sofa and white walls in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style
Open plan living and dining area with wood accents and white walls in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style

The dining area mirrors the same marble counter by the entrance, whilst also giving the area more privacy by dividing the space from the rest of the home.

Open plan dining area with wood accents and mid-century modern chairs in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style

With a white and wooden dining set, the room feels light and refreshing. We especially like the two-toned mid-century modern chairs that add a nice gradient to the wooden cabinets.

Dining area with wood accents and black hanging light fixtures in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style
Dining area with wood accents and neutral color scheme in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style

From the dining room, you can even see guests enter through the one-way mirror installed in the corner.

Dining area with wood accents and black hanging light fixtures in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style
Dining room with wood accents, gray wall and artwork in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style
Dining room with wood and marble accents and white table in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style

A tinted glass screen separates the dining room from the kitchen, yet still keeps it accessible when left open. The older sister enjoys cooking during her spare time so she was delighted with the contemporary kitchen design.

Minimal kitchen with glass partition and wood accents in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style

The kitchen is designed to be minimal so as not to crowd the space. The rectangular kitchen island offers plenty of counter space to work on, a major feat for a small kitchen.

Bedroom with twin beds, striped bedding and blue accents in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style

The bedroom features two beds in a cool blue finish. To keep the lines smooth, the curtains cleverly hang from hidden curtain tracks.

Bedroom with striped bedding and blue accents in a modern apartment in Taiwan | NONAGON.style

In contrast with the rest of the home, wooden floors were used in the bedroom to add a sense of warmth and familiarity. We love the gradient bedside drawers that offer a point of interest in between the two beds.

 

All in all, whilst dividing spaces with walls could make a house feel smaller, this apartment instead uses soft secret lines and plenty of mirrors to fake the illusion of greater space. The result is a stunning modern apartment that is just right for two sisters.

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