How can timeless architecture unite in harmony with modern aesthetics? Leading Greek design studio Urban Soul Project shows us how beautifully this can be done with their stunning makeover of an apartment located in a listed 1930s deco building in downtown Thessaloniki.
The result is a sleek, elegant, unpretentious, and, above all, easy living apartment that gives us serious design envy.
From the moment you step inside the chic wooden double door you are presented with “a mix of old-world charm and urban cool”. By bringing these styles together, the designers were able to create a wondrous space that redefines traditional architecture.
All spaces are open to the front view and unified in a square room, with the living and dining room and master bedroom all connected. The master bathroom is located centrally and opens up through a glass curved wall featuring a fixed glass curtain for when privacy is required.
The finishes in the bathroom include green marble from Tinos, which is displayed on both the bench space and on the floor.
Materials throughout the space include mixed green, black and light green terrazzo tile, oak wood floors, as well as white woven reed incorporated in the lacquer doors and closets. Brass details are also featured on doorknobs, light fixtures and floor finishings.The curved glass curtain opens towards the entrance, where there is extra storage space, as well as access to the kitchen and the guest toilet.
The final effect is both stylish and serene, with the entire space being transformed into an inviting and airy home.
Photo Credits: Kimberley Powell
Architects and Designers: Urban Soul Project