An old office space is basically an apartment without either kitchen, bathrooms, or storage – in the center of Stockholm, Note Design Studio worked with a private client that hoped to transform it into a home.
Traces of the old 19th century splendor were there – worn wooden floors and ornaments in the form of stucco and carpentry as well as three old tiled ovens looking like a cheminé – but all those beautiful, old characteristics were painted in thick layers of white color with modern spotlights in all ceilings, which reinforced the feeling of an impersonal office.
The stuido noted the colors of the three tiled ovens; green, pink and a yellowish white. Behind a wall that was torn down to access the old piping, they found original 19th century paint on a door frame, suddenly illuminating the entire white space with its powerful mustard yellow tint. They added tones to the original color scale, which worked as a bridge between the powerful original hues, finally ending up with an 8-tone palette that originated from the hidden traces of the old apartment.
Another gorgeous work from Note Design Studio!
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