Adaptation of the interior of a 19th-century tenement house in the heart of Berlin’s Charlottenburg district by

TAKK Studio Berlin. Charlottenburg only became a district of Berlin in 1920.

The apartment, which has been subjected to numerous “improvements” over the years, has lost its original character: suspended ceilings concealing stucco walls, partition walls, numerous layers of wallpaper, temporary repairs and solutions in the kitchen and bathroom left the apartment in a poor condition.
Agi Kuczyńska, an interior architect and designer, immediately noticed its potential and charm. Together with the new owners, she decided to restore the interior to its original splendor, by recreating a sense of space and stylish character paired with modern accents to give it a more contemporary look. The aim of a thorough renovation was to restore all the preserved architectural details decorating the interior. Unfortunately, during the renovation works, it was not possible to save the old parquet, which was too damaged, so the architect and new owners decided to use traditional oiled oak parquet to warm the interior and give it a natural character.

The character of the 19th apartment was broken by a modernist, Corbusier’s palette of colors: from warm beige, through grays and shades of blue, to pink accents. Blue, the favorite color of the new owners, was introduced to the interior through carefully selected furniture, an art collection and decorative accessories: a day bed designed especially for the interior in a bay window niche in the living room, a vintage sofa with new blue upholstery and painting works belonging to the owner.
The design elements proposed by Agnieszka Kuczyńska constitute a modern, successful composition of contemporary furniture and timeless pieces in a bauhaus style. Eclecticism and bold juxtapositions reflect the character and love of contemporary art of the present owners.
The stylish character of the interiors of the other rooms is given by the iconic evergreens of such design stars as Mies van der Rohe, Luis Poulsen, Ingo Maurer, Knoll and Harry Bertola.

Photography : Olga Urbanek

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Anastasia is the lead author of She has studied English Literature and Psychology in the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens as well as Interior Design & Architecture in AKTO College. She works in the field of Higher Education and has a special passion for cozy interiors.

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