Last week I showed you this gorgeous private dining restaurant designed by Nicemakers. This Amsterdam based design studio has some more beautiful projects in their portfolio. Like this stunning canal loft in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The building was originally built in 1615 as a residence and served as an orphanage in 1681. Signs of this buildings rich history is evident in the stunning Amsterdam ‘Renaissance’ entrance and throughout the 190m2 living areas spread over 2 levels. Nicemakers: “The design process began with a detailed study into the building. Investigating the atmosphere and lighting in the apartment at different times of the day. The heritage beam structure created an interesting design challenge for lighting the spaces. These beams added so much character to the space that the interiors remained calm with a restricted colour palette. The interior has been designed for ‘5pm’, the moment the couple often arrive home. It had to be a home that you long for, that feels cosy, warm and inviting, a place to rest after a busy working day. The different living spaces are functional and social. An aperitif at the grey sofa by the fireplace, then some cooking and laughter in the kitchen followed by a dinner at the long dining table. It is a home designed for living and bringing people together.”

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