It is barely a surprise that an apartment that was designed for a couple who own a chain of bakeries and are avid cooking aficionados has a fabulous kitchen at its heart. That is just what one gets with the exquisite FF Apartment renovation carried out by Studio 2 Arquitetura e Interiores in Brazil as its new interior now has a more spacious common area, better circulation and a refined contemporary appeal. The apartment in Águas Claras features a polished, open plan living that is clad in neutral hues with a view of the lush green Águas Claras Park just outside its floor-to-ceiling glass windows.

Exposed brick wall in the living room adds textural contrast to the spacious, polished setting

Apart from the obvious spaciousness of the living area and the way in which the kitchen ends up becoming the focal point of the setting, another interesting aspect of the apartment is its captivating use of contrasting textures. In the kitchen, a beautiful central island draped in Mont Blanc quartz and custom cabinets in gray and wood usher in this textural charm while porcelain tiles and exposed concrete pillars bring that ‘something different’ in the living are and dining rooms. Cleverly placed MDF panels on the walls improve the acoustics of the common area along with the coziness that they bring while an accent marble wall in the main bedroom ends up stealing the spotlight. [Photography: Joana França]

Large window brings natural light into the living area while offering a view of the lovely green park not too far away
MDF panels in the TV room add a different visual to the setting even while improving the acoustics of the room
Exposed concrete beams and pillars bring a different textural element to the contemporary interior
Exquisite contemporary decor accentuates the spaciousness of hi Brazilian apartment
Fabulous modern decor in the living space also brings abstract beauty to the setting
Kitchen island in Mont Blanc quartz makes the biggest impact in here

The existing trust due to the longstanding relationship between the owners and the architects Alex Claver and Wilker Medeiros, from Studio2 Arquitetura e Interiores, made this project possible. In the last 3 years the architect duo has renovated 13 shops owned by the couple as well as projected the previous family home…

Polished contemporary living room of the Brazilian apartment in white with swing chair Pêndulo by Ruy Ohtake
Sleek contemporary sofa in white coupled with a unique, relaxing chair in brown
Spacious and stylish modern kitchen in white and wood with a Mont Blanc quartz central island
White drapes filter natural light into the apartment living room while enhancing privacy
Custom marble accent wall in the white bedroom leaves you captivated
Contemporary bathroom in gray with twin mirrors and vanities

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