The New York Studio of Selma Akkari and the London studio of Rawan Muqaddas collaborated to renovate the Amity Street apartment. The designers added a minimal but warm environment to the apartment with natural materials.
It is located in a 1910 stone building in Brooklyn, New York, with a view of Amity and Clinton Street. A big apartment with 1,400 square foot interiors. As part of the renovation of the Amity Street apartment, the studios rearranged the rooms and created a spa to relax.
Rawan Muqadads, the founder of the New York studio, states that the Amity Street apartment’s central theme was a dialogue of opposites. A mix between a minimal space but with warm tones.
The designer left the essence of the 1910 residence by reflecting in their décor the traditional details. Some of the areas that the last owner’s designer was left untouched.
The two studios turned the single-floor apartment into an open space living room, kitchen, and dining area. The designer left some original features like the decorative cornice and the bold skirting.
From the living space, there is a beautiful view, previously obscured by the street, thanks to the two large windows.
For the Muqaddas, the first thing that caught his eyes was the 30-foot-apartment apartment front with two big windows. The designer felt that there didn’t have the spotlight that they deserved. Therefore, to celebrate the curve, the designers enlighted the windows.
Inside This Minimal but Warm Amity Street Apartment
In collaboration, the designers covered the floor with warm wood and the walls with a creamy neutral color. In addition, they added some contemporary chairs right beside the windows.
For the Amity Street apartment décor, the designers used a warm color scheme to unify all the decorations in residence. There is a study area in the back of a room that can easily be an extra room if needed.
To join forces of the interior and exterior, the studios added curved arches to the interior of the Amity Street apartment. They made the opening area a more welcoming space thanks to the open process. The back area was the more private space.
In the kitchen, the designers incorporated an airy aluminum clad with island counters and marble storage cabinets. The studios wanted to contrast unexpected colors and textures.
The warm materials and color scheme continue throughout the main bedroom and the second room, where the floors and furniture are beige.