What occurs when six bedrooms turn into two? This is the place Portuguese architect Tiago Patricio Rodrigues stepped in to assist a shopper who needed to refurbish a M,184-sq. foot 20s-period Lisbon house. The new plan realized a wider two-bed room modern flat that retains a lot of the unique architectural appeal however zips it up with vivid colour and lighthearted particulars. (Note the presence of carved moldings — unique element from the constructing — that have been graciously left alone save for a shiny new coat of white paint.) The front room, in deep peacock blue, is directly welcoming and invigorating; accents of gold and purple on modern chairs make it stand out in all the perfect methods…whereas classic china plates hanging on the wall give it a basic nod to its heritage.
In this replace, mild performs a key position: above a white bookshelf and partial wall, beaming by way of a transom, shining in a hallway with vintage-framed artwork and a kitchen with a classic “rug” as wall décor. It portrays the solar over a eating room doorway — approached by sculpted birds flying upward. Dazzling inexperienced geometric flooring makes a galley kitchen really feel roomier, whereas a stately lamp on the main bedroom ceiling harks again to the house’s roots. Up one step is the ensuite toilet — which could be cleverly camouflaged with a white folding door. Another tub is all in inexperienced and white, with an orchid as a sleek Eastern-themed accent. The architect calls this venture “Contemporary Memories” — an apt description for a mix of historical past and modernity, of holding onto treasures whereas sustaining an uncluttered entire.