Gorgeous Contemporary Home with Autumnal-Hued Decor
As Christmas nears, autumn makes its way to many of our homes around the globe. Gone are the fresh, light, summery hues, replaced with a darker, warmer, more comforting palette. An easy way to introduce these hues, without using darker (and often more expensive) wood tones, is to inject burnt orange and olive green – the colours of autumn. This snazzy apartment in Silesia, Poland was designed to house the season within the confines of modernity. Visualised by Plasterlina, its charcoal and wooden background meet colour blocks of autumnal hues, with little pops of colouring playing in-between.
The living room beckons in a bold display of autumnal tones, started off by an olive feature panel housing a clock and stacked wood. As golden Chinese lanterns dangle from the ceiling, charcoal blocks out a TV panel, woollen rug and block sofas. Pops of unexpected orange in couches and walls add warmth, while light wood lies calm in a bookcase, floor and central table.
Leading out of the living room, burnt orange surprises in a charcoal-clad hallway. Pops of colour stand out in places to hide shoes and hang coats. Ceiling spot lighting guides the way.
The focal feature of the room, the olive wall presents two sides: one living, one dining. Beside logs of wood, a similar-shaded dining table and floor blend in. Charcoal walling, a rug and dining chairs are lit by drop lights, while a glass bottom panel brings nature.
Further on to the kitchen, a two-piece block bench halves the room again. Featuring a burnt orange stencil as a focal point, potted plants can sit and offer a window to the rest of the space. Viewed together, the kitchen and dining areas act as a corridor.
The kitchen’s little features make all the difference. A stack of wine bottles remind of the stack of wood in the olive wall. Green potted plants show through the orange stencil, pairing the two for autumnal magic. Different angles show existing green counterparts, while charcoal and light wood unite the space. White demarcates the kitchen cabinetry. A small wooden bookcase hides more colourful reads in the corner.
Views through the space show complementary elements. From the living room, wooden chairs refer to wider wooden flooring. From the dining room, charcoal walls and oblong shapes make the space seem one. From the kitchen, the olive wall and burnt orange stencil continue the autumnal theme.
Bookcases provide a great way to store the household’s knowledge. Lining the corridor to the bedroom, their mostly-white covers refer to the kitchen, in charcoal and wood.
The bedroom shows a more minimalist side in simple wooden and charcoal shades. Looking out to a concrete patio, bedding and curtains sit in the same grey hue as a padded feature wall. Wooden features match the floor in mirrors, chairs, clocks and a bedframe. Lighter grey walls either side offer almost-white spaces. Dandelions make a wish on a side table.
A walk-in wardrobe reminds of our first corridor, without the burnt orange. Culminating in a mirror, charcoal and wood open up to show two sides of the bedroom. Compartmentalised oblongs reflect the contours of the wider interior, with central cubbies lit by LED lights.
A corridor in charcoal and white is a breath of fresh air, feeling #homey. Met by a study and rumpus in olive and white, its feel is different while retaining the theme. Wooden bookcases take on a block shelf quality. Ottomans and hanging lights surround, but in white. An office space, rather than wardrobe, is compartmentalised in the corner. Hanging block art makes the space feel informal.
Burnt orange dominates the bathroom. A large, lacquered desktop and mirror in the hue frame a lit mirror, reflecting a red hue in the white space. Rounded porcelain sits quietly in a bed of charcoal, while an all-white room takes on a block bath. From a shower framed by a simple glass panel, the orange desktop looks almost burlesque, with a single hanging light illuminating its space.
Olive green takes its turn in the ensuite, a corner away from the wardrobe. Framed in the same style as the burnt orange, two hanging lights designate two sinks – one for him, one for her. The sinks allude to a white tiled square below, while a charcoal section holds the necessities.