There is absolutely no doubting the fact that your home should reflect who you are, your taste, choices in art and needs to clad in a style that you are comfortable with. This was precisely the message passed on to Arquitectura en Movimiento Workshop by the young graphic designer, who is homeowner of this vivacious and bold Hegel Street Apartment in Polanco, Mexico City. The existing fetaures of the apartment were completely altered to reflect the more ‘vibrant lifestyle’ of the new resident with captivating splashes of color and textural contrast leading the way in the living room.
The old carpets and wall finishes were peeled off to reveal lovely concrete surfaces that were preserved and enhanced to give the apartment a more edgy appeal. The waffle slab adds another interesting visual element as one notices a subtle blend of industrial flair, modernity and eccentric flavor at every turn. Décor is kept largely neutral and modern while an old, dusty room in the corner was transformed into a cozy conservatory that brings in a flood of natural light. A breakfast nook with a multicolored wall mural steals the show as its bright blue seating only accentuates the uniqueness of this ingenious interior.
Kitchen next to the features a breakfast bench crafted from reclaimed timber that sits next to contemporary cabinets clad in glittering aubergine-purple polyester. The combination of contrasting textures continues in the bedroom with custom-crafted tongue and groove flooring sharing space with walls in concrete slab. Bespoke lighting and discarded materials enlivened with a new lease of life find space inside this exceptional Mexican apartment. [Photography: Rafael Gamo]
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