Envisioned and implemented by Filipe Ramos Arquitetura Design, Apartamento Cobogo in São Paulo, Brazil is the result of a complete renovation. According to the project description we were e-mailed, all walls found on the site were removed, and the existing concrete beams exposed. Windows were replaced and new millwork installed. Parts of the existing parquet hardwood floor were kept and the former kitchen area was filled with reclaimed parquet wood pieces in the same style as before. The entire floor was ebonized to make all pieces match in color.
The highlight of this 57 square-meter apartment is the see-trough concrete brick wall built to divide the living room and bedroom areas. These bricks are called “cobogo” in Portuguese and they are part of the history of Brazilian modernist architecture. This is one of the most inviting modern apartments we’ve seen lately and its design strengthens our belief that minimalism will soon have to make way for creative twists in order to increase the welcoming factor. [Information provided via e-mail by Filipe Ramos Arquitetura Design; Photographer: Maira Acayaba]
As we alluded to earlier, green and white is a smart combination that works well in a modern bedroom and balances energetic overtones with a serene backdrop. The amount of green you use here depends on the size of the room and the amount of natural light that floods into your bedroom. Smaller bedrooms with too much green might seem both overwhelming and visually cluttered.
Painting the walls might be the easiest way to add green to the bedroom along with bedding and accessories in matching hue, but think beyond the obvious if you want a truly captivating room. Painting the ceiling in green can be a fun alternative and by leaving the walls white, you will still have a neutral and versatile backdrop that will beautifully showcase wall art and sculptural décor additions. And for those who really want a personalized solution, mixing different shades to come with your own custom green hue is indeed an exciting and enjoyable alternative. This will assure that you are proud owner of a one-of-a-kind bedroom with a shade of green that you came up with.