Tucked away among the terraced houses in the Polish town of Poznań is this timber beauty, with a Scandinavian home interior style redesigned by the Mili Młodzi Ludzie team. Keeping its gorgeous original parquet floors and wood fittings and introducing new joinery and furnishings has created a comfortable family space for modern living.
The owners inherited this 90s-build house, and with a baby on the way, they were keen to make the space their own, yet to hold on to many of its original fittings. Elements like the fireplace and the wooden floor have been given a dynamic twist in their new environment.
The new joinery that encases the fireplace uses an oak veneer, and coupled with the new floor to ceiling window, it’s a fantastic way to keep the room light and picks up on the honey colors in the parquet. I think it’s a great way to tuck the TV away and balances beautifully with the rest of the room. The slits cut into the wood provide ventilation for the fireplace, and for access to the electronics. But also the wooden wall hosts a plethora of storage to keep things tidy.
What’s also lovely about the modern paneling is the way it stretches through to the kitchen area. It really helps to elongate the space and creates one large room for entertaining, and of course for family time.
The kitchen was an important focus point for the renovation, as the couple wanted to open the space and make it easy to have guests over. By using a narrow island along the kitchen area, the couple can now incorporate others into the kitchen with ease. I enjoy the way its curve mimics the wall it runs along. The wide space makes it much more social to be cooking, which is a whole load more fun than slaving over a stove on your own, while your partner entertains the guests elsewhere.
This picture really helps you to see the patterns and color palette that extends throughout the house. There’s a striking visual impact with the zig zag tiling and the black banding used on the new balustrades, replicated through to the bookshelves, coffee table, wine cellar and even for the bathroom radiator.
You can also see the way the Scandinavian style timber theme continues upstairs, keeping the beautiful flooring and using a lighter wood for the bed headboard. The muted grays and the striking white create balance and calm. And check out the lights in the cut out of the wall; perfect complement to the color scheme.
For those of us with beds pushed up against the wall, finding the bed in the middle of the room seems like a great luxury! By knocking down a wall and uniting two rooms, they were able to make the most of the master bedroom.
This floating layout is a handsome way to improve the flow around the room. Each wall, including the additional partition one behind the bed, now provides extra storage that can easily be reached. The entrance is not obstructed, and the room is feels balanced.
The baby’s room is calm and cozy, and has the niftiest cupboard ever.
The shelves retract into the wall! They pull out along the track on the top and it pushes back into the area above the stairwell where it isn’t in the way. Loving this great way to tidy up the room.
But I do wonder how it will work as the child grows older, and is old enough to start tidying things away for itself. Cool idea!
So what do you think of the timber terrace? The cool colors are a great way to let the wood shine as a focus point, without letting it overwhelm. The home stays beautifully balanced and maintains good flow throughout.
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