Warm, Comfy Midtown Minimalist interior by workshop/apd

Architecture & Interiors

Oh this is a great example of a sort of soft, comfy modernism that isn’t lame and cold and sterile. Really, it’s so comforting to know that we can still create clean, crisp interiors that aren’t visually cluttered but also aren’t completely devoid of personality. The soft color of the wood floors is lighter than pale, but not quite white, so it brings a brightness to the space without being harsh.

The furnishings are so perfect: they have clean lines and an almost retro-feel, but they also have great, soft upholstery choices that are a variety of neutral colors. In fact we really love the sophisticated layers of neutral colors that show up in the palette: you see creamy beige and warm creams and light whites all mingling together, but then you see some darker natural wood tones for contrast. I basically just want to read a lot of books or nap or snuggle dogs all over this entire apartment.

Created by workshop/apd.

Not convinced? More spaces that have a cozy, comforting, neutral palette-based modernism: Het zwarte huis (The black house)OKHA InteriorsHouse in Inokashira and Jacques Grange-designed French apartment.

What do you think about the neutral color palettes to this space? The furnishings they’ve chosen? The layout and overall design? We wanna hear your opinion, yo!

Images: Evan Joseph via Archinet
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  1. bminimal

    Apr 5, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    I would give up one of my treasures to live in this place!

  2. admin

    Apr 5, 2012 at 5:15 pm


  3. bminimal

    Apr 6, 2012 at 9:33 am

    a michael jackson autograph from 1980 something, a lucky rabbit’s foot that truly brings good luck, the list goes on and on ;)

  4. Megan Jones

    Apr 23, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I really like the design of this apartment. It walks that fine line between modern and sterile so well! I do love modern lines, but I also love warmth, comfort and personality in my designs. It seems rare to find all of these things in one space, but this one definitely has it all!

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