The Berliner Zimmer is a recently renovated apartment in the elegant Charlottenburg district of Berlin, which elaborately channels the architectural legacy of the building while at the same time showing contemporary finesse. The meticulously detailed and exquisitely designed apartment is a treasure with intricate interventions and bespoke furniture, the restrained sophistication of which hides a focus on functionality and a passion for the fine art of design while reflecting the taste and sensibility of the owners.
The name of the project, Berliner Zimmer, refers to a common feature in the city’s apartments from the 19th and early 20th centuries, a large space that connects the front building with a wing in the back that is normally used as a lounge area becomes. The architect enlarged the opening that connects the Berlin room with the adjoining dining room, thus increasing the amount of daylight that flows in from the front of the apartment. The owners also wanted to include a large, colorful rug they fell in love with, which greatly influenced the decor of the room, including the choice of wall color, a bespoke shade of red and orange that came from a long process of trying different color swatches was. Complemented by shades of blue and beige, with shiny accents of glass and metal furniture, and soft textures, thanks to lush sofas and armchairs, the spacious space is both lively and calming, inviting guests to relax in an environment of subdued opulence.
While the Berlin carpenter is using the building’s original configuration, the rest of the apartment’s floor plan has been radically reconfigured. Like the rest of the apartment, the space features bespoke furniture, built-in gems, and exquisite details such as the semi-recessed boudoir, whose curvaceous shape is reminiscent of the shape of the glazed lava stone sink, the freestanding bathtub, and the restored radiator cover. The focus of the main bathroom is undoubtedly on the round silk carpet.