The interior design is characterized by the fusion of clashing styles and times. The focus was on the conscious handling of the existing substance and the integration of new and old style elements. Using high quality materials and clean lines, a timeless design was created, which is reflected in the urban context.
Natural materials are dominant in the design and are also found in the revival of the garden.
The existing mahogany windows of the 70’s construction were newly glazed and upgraded to bathe the interior in natural light and grant a fusion of indoor and outdoor spaces.
The living area is separated from the master bedroom by an industrial-style framed glass element. Curtains provide privacy. The glazing gives a “loft-like character” and makes the space feel larger and brighter. It also allows full view of a special highlight in the bedroom: the freestanding golden bathtub.
The cooking, living and dining area is also designed as an open space. Nevertheless, there is a clear separation of the different functional areas. A carpenter-made divider serves as a TV wall for the living area and provides storage space for the cooking area on the other side. In addition, it functions as a space-defining element, which, despite its placement and dimensions, does not contradict the open-plan concept of the room.
The heart of the kitchen is a spacious cooking island with high-quality porcelain stoneware work surface, which is framed by industrial steel. The dining area was deliberately placed next to the floor to ceiling window to guarantee views of the greenery. A carpenter-made wooden element, which is on the same level as the terrace, extends over all the exterior walls of the apartment and serves as a bench in the dining area and elsewhere as a window sill and stairs to the outdoor area; the apartment’s heating system is also integrated underneath.
In the living and dining areas, subtle color accents were added through various textiles, which break with the straightforward design and add vitality to the space.
In the bathroom and guest toilet, natural and timeless materials such as wood and stone were used. Again, there are storage options built into the wall, which not only serve a functional purpose, but also visually complement the design.
The interior design is rounded off with an individual lighting system, which is matched to the respective functional areas.
Bmst. Ing. Thomas Krämer, BSc
Ing. Dominik Haid
Renovation | Interior design
Innsbruck | Tyrol | Austria