Kababie Architects prove a neutral colour palette can still be compelling and vibrant. This Mexico City apartment mixes textures and materials to turn a contemporary space into something unexpected.
The operative word here is “warmth.” Modern design is frequently accused of lacking it, and with a sedate colour scheme of white, grey, brown and black, you’d think this apartment would struggle to create a welcoming vibe. Instead, the space uses reclaimed wood to make a statement and add that all-important warmth.
A spectacular wooden lattice decorates the ceiling and ties the kitchen and family room together. Lighting is creatively hidden within the sculptural addition. After crossing the ceiling, the wood feature transforms into a bar area on one side of the apartment and a media wall on the other.
From the marble fireplace, to the hexagonal tables, to the geometric cooper chairs and that eye-catching ceiling, almost every element in the masculine apartment is designed to draw attention.