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Issue 93 · Eastern Europe · October 11, 2013

An Old World Flat Made Modern in Poland

Issue 93 · Eastern Europe · October 11, 2013

Years ago, on a trip to Eastern Europe, I stayed at a grand apartment in Prague (the underground filmmaker owners rented out rooms) and another in Krakow. I always wondered what would happen when these faded grand dames were renovated and refreshed. Here's the answer.

Polish studio LOFT Magdalena Adamus recently overhauled such an apartment—a classically proportioned flat in the seaside town of Sopot in Poland. The team stripped the space down to its bones and painted the floors palest gray and the walls and the ceilings bright white. Then they added a mix of modern furniture and lighting from European designers: Milan-based Paola Navone and Swedish design house Form Us with Love, for instance. The communist-era gloominess is gone, but the essential character of the space is preserved.

LOFT Magdalena Adamus Remodelista Dining Room

Above: A suite of chairs from Paola Navone's collection for Gervasoni surrounds her Gray 33 Table for Gervasoni.

LOFT Maddalena Adamus Remodelista Dining Room

Above: A pair of gray Unfold Pendant Lights from Form Us with Love illuminates the dining table; $160.65 at Design Within Reach (down from $189).

LOFT Magdalena Adamus Remodelista Dining Room

Above: The architects removed a wall to create an open-plan living/dining area.

LOFT Magdalena Adamus Remodelista Living Room

Above: A crystal chandelier references an earlier era.

LOFT Magdalena Adamus Remodelista Piano

Above: A wall of bookshelves and a casually knotted lighting suspension system keeps the space from being too perfect and pristine.

LOFT Magdelana Kitchen Remodelista

Above: An unexpected black faucet adds a graphic note to the kitchen.

LOFT Maddalena Adamus Remodelista Kitchen

Above: A New World kitchen, restaurant-style appliances included.

LOFT Poland Hallway Remodelista

Above: A view into the living area (note how the SR2 Mega Bulb Pendant by Sofie Refer plays off the Old World crystal chandelier).

LOFT Maddalena Adamus Remodelista Hallway

Above: Bright hallways lead to the sleeping spaces.

LOFT Magdalena Adamus Remodelista Bedroom

Above: A matte gray four-poster bed by Paola Navone for Gervasoni.

LOFT Magdalena Adamus Remodelista Bedroom

Above: The master bedroom hews to a gray and white palette.

LOFT Magdalena Adamus Remodelista Bathroom

Above: A simple, utilitarian bath.

LOFT Magdalena Adamus Remodelista Bathroom

Above: A wavy vanity mirror adds a note of whimsy to the otherwise austere space.

LOFT Maddalena Adamus Remodelista Childrens Room

Above: A cheery children's room done up in pale blue.

LOFT Magdalena Adamus Remodelista Childrens Room

Above: Another children's room features a custom bunk bed.

For more work by architects LOFT Magdalena Adamus, see yesterday's post, Weekend Escape: A Room in a Prussian Lodge.

 

 



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