Interior Designer Annabell Kutucu was responsible for one of my favorite homes in 2016.
So it’s no surprise that I’m sharing more of her work and in one of my favourite European cities. In line with Berlin’s status as a magnet for artists and creative culture, this apartment is also a home studio. A sleek style elevates the home’s raw edges to a refined, effortless cool.
Annabell Kutucu is an expert when it comes to balancing a home’s individual personality with an earthy, raw sensibility. Here, she strips back the apartment’s existing aesthetic to focus on the bare brick walls, ceiling beams and sprawling windows. The color palette is a staunch monochrome, the light is natural with a couple of lights to create a warm night-time glow. Herringbone timber floors and black tiles define the living and kitchen space, while the bedroom is softened with a plush charcoal carpet.
With its enormous windows, bare walls and white bricks, the living room could feel hollow, but the layered rugs, sprawling couch and bookshelves add personality. The open plan leads nicely to the kitchen, where the dark tones and modern appliances are softened by earthy crockery.
The studio component of the home has been integrated as separate spaces. From the grand piano tucked around the corner of the living room to the separate music room, where keyboards and synths are each given prime position to pick and choose from. It doesn’t feel like a home where the work and play are segmented, more like different spaces to create.
While this apartment has significant cool factor, it never feels untouchable. The unpretentious design and materials let the building’s views and structure do the talking. As Annabell Kutucu has already demonstrated, doing more with less is what makes a home truly unique.
Photos Claus Brechenmacher Info Est Living