Today we present you a truly unique home: a Washington, DC area triangular flat on the Georgetown Canal with a complete interior renovation by FORMA Design.
The clients hired FORMA for a total redesign of this 1500 square foot, two bedroom, two bath flat. The triangular floor plan with large exposed concrete columns presented difficulties, incorporating a second balcony off the north facade as interior space.
FORMA approached this project with the aim to open up the interior spaces as much as visually possible, employing mirrors, translucent resin, and reflective panels in key locations.
This created lengthy vistas throughout the home. Richly dark wood flooring, custom cabinetry, back-painted glass panels, and textured wall panels conspire to lay out a brilliant environment awash in daylight, yet warmly intimate and secure at night.
Living room centers furniture on light area rug around “floating” coffee table in matching white. Embedded lighting in far wall highlights art pieces and similarly “floating” black wall-mounted cabinetry.
Opposite angle of living room reveals ultra-modern gas fireplace under mounted television, with open space leading to balcony in distance.
View of modern living room with white sofa in large wall mirror.
Here we have the living room at night. Devoid of sunlight, the room glows with myriad shades of embedded lighting, with striking white shelving standing apart from dark wood panel wall.
This nighttime shot mirrors a prior view of the living room, now highlighting glowing ambiance provided by micro track lighting sources and the contrast between light furniture and dark surroundings.
Living room view near one of the large pillars: wraparound track lighting and smaller, hidden light sources keep the look intimate but visible.
Corner bar area cleverly incorporates pillar into bar itself, featuring white panels surrounding dark wood cabinetry with built-in wine rack and cooler. Raised glass surfaces provide space for glassware.
This view down the central corridor illustrates the open-vista nature of the redesign. Living room space flows into dining area, while large mirror wall helps amplify the illusion of size.
Dining room table in black with white carved seating sits under unique cylinder-shielded chandelier, with wall-size mirror in background expanding the visual scope.
Dining area shares open space with kitchen, featuring light toned natural wood cabinetry combined with embedded lighting and metallic hardware for slick, modern feel.
Kitchen viewed closely reveals glossy white countertop surface mirrored in wall-mounted shelving and cupboards above range. Again, subtle hidden light sources create a warm glow in this space.
Hall space opens up to master bath and bedroom, with expanse of dark wood flooring continuing. Bathroom features white tile floor in contrast.
Head-on view of master bedroom, showcasing white-covered bed in front of monolithic wall detail containing horizontal light strip. Large dark leather ottomans stand on each side.
Bathroom continues use of the dark minimalist wood panels, beneath expanse of glossy white countertop. Dual-faucet sink rests against immense wall-size mirror for expanded visual space.
Close view of sink area reveals double-wide basin, while patterned tile, glass door shower is seen in reflection.
Bathroom features large white floor tiling and smaller brick-style wall surface, with large glass door shower on left.
Guest bedroom features twin beds against large expanse of dark wood headboard, with matching ottoman at foot. View over short dividing wall into office space and outdoor via floor to ceiling windows on left.
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