There is something innately beautiful about churches that have been transformed to serve a different purpose in the ever-changing world. While we have seen some being altered into breathtaking bookstores and libraries most often old churches find a new lease on life as unique and dramatic contemporary homes.
There is a reason why most modern homeowners and designers prefer the comfort of neutrals. A background clad in neutral hues gives you flexibility allowing for a change in color scheme with the simple swap of accents down the line.
Of course many of us limit color such as white gray and brown just to the backdrop and turn to brighter more cheerful hues to add another layer of intrigue to the room. But designer Gabriel Fontes de Faria of HomePolish took the love for neutrals a step further with his that is all about a beautiful balance between contemporary minimalism and a cozy ambiance.
Exposed whitewashed brick walls create a cozy yet neutral backdrop that allows the furniture and accessories to shine through. The presence of a wooden ceiling heavy wooden beams and window trims adds warmth to the interior and keeps its original industrial flair intact. Blessed with ample natural light and filled with dazzling lighting fixtures this New York home is a cheerful and ergonomic delight!
Modern extensions to classic homes often take inspiration from the existing setting and the idea is to find that delicate balance between the existing and the new with one space flowing into the other.
Building a modern home inside a protected eco-zone is a task that requires both sensitivity towards the natural bio-network that already exists and ingenious architectural solutions that will create a structure that will seem like a natural extension of the landscape.
The new living area has a more open floor plan with the kitchen turned into the heart of the space and this allows for greater interaction between family members while providing a wonderful ergonomic party zone.