Welcome to our gallery showcasing the artfully minimalist Travel House, a home designed by Brain Factory.
This home has a unique origin, with an interior design conceived as an emotional journey for the owners.
The homeowners are always seeking new places and adventures to explore, and they wanted a home design that would reflect this. To that end, we see a truly unique interior that functions as an evolving journey and nods directly to the love of travel.
Upon entering the home, we come across a slim copse of bamboo rising against the ceiling, positioned along an architectural cut adorned with white stones over an oak floor. The sense of stepping into a bamboo forest is palpably heightened by a full height mirror across the hall.
Architecte Paola Oliva and designer Marco Marotto have crafted a bold open floor plan that emphasizes a sense of fluid coziness within the expansive, bright space. The colorful tone and textures make the minimalist design truly eye popping.
The living room features an immense black-on-white decal design, illustrating the globe with country names in their respective languages. This arty element heightens the space and reinforces the central exploration theme.
There are several instances of concealed furniture and nearly invisible doors that give way to further reaches within the home, an elegant solution for introducing a sense of discovery to the interior.
The bedroom is brightened by a golden wall, emphasizing the light from a pair of wall sconces. It’s a unique textural flourish that adds a sense of dynamism to the space, separating it from the rest of the home.
The bathrooms truly emphasize the atmosphere of comfort and sensory harmony, by the mixture of natural materials, transparent elements, and utilitarian but beautiful design.
Photography: Marco Marotto
The entry hall introduces the hardwood flooring that informs the entire apartment, flanked by pristine white walls decorated with a slim bamboo forest and a massive mirror. The intricate recessed lighting highlights the length of the bamboo, nested into white stones at the floor.
Looking back at the entry hall, we see the unique illusion created, with the large opposing mirror crafting a sense of forested mystery for anyone entering the home. Here we see the first edges of the globe decal.
The intricately designed lighting scheme spotlights just the right places, emphasizing a warm glow to every aspect of the home. To the right is one of many discreetly hidden doors.
Pulling back to reveal the wide expanse of the living room, we can take in a unique artist’s rendition of the world map. Each country is represented by its name in lettering that corresponds with its respective size. This bold decal directly nods to the owners’ adventurous nature.
The living room is sparingly decorated with art on the walls and a singular modern sofa in grey. The open plan means that it shares a vast hardwood floor with the kitchen and dining area.
The kitchen sports sleek white cabinetry from floor to ceiling, bisected by a jet black backsplash at right. The dining table, in all black wood, is surrounded by a quartet of colored acrylic chairs.
With the dining table floating in the open plan space, the kitchen is a loose, inviting corner of the home. Stainless steel appliances match the ultra-modern tone of the cupboards.
Moving back toward the entryway, we see the camouflaged door opened, revealing a bright bathroom. The sleek wall panels that allow for this invisible doorway help the home feel unified in style and shape.
This smaller bathroom offers a wealth of utility and minimalist grace. A white drying rack hangs on the wall beside the natural wood topped vanity with rectangular vessel sink.
Next to the facilities at the far end of the light grey space, the walk-in shower is enclosed by glass.
The walk-in, glass enclosed shower features an ultra-modern rainfall shower head, and is illuminated by a strategically aimed recessed light in the ceiling.
In the master bedroom, we see the gold accent wall backing the light hued bed, flanked by a pair of floating bedside tables in white. Bespoke wall sconces glow sympathetically beside the white pillow headboard.
Beside the bed, a wall-sized closet is hidden by slabs of glossy white, meshing with the clean and minimalist tone of the rest of the home. The hardwood flooring continues within this room as well.
The master bath sports a similar mixture of glossy whites, light grey concrete, and rich natural wood. The vanity once again boasts a rectangular vessel sink over hardwood countertop.
The sleek white cabinetry panels are hardware-less for an immaculate, minimalist look. The sink features very modern wall-mounted plumbing.
The large glass enclosed, walk-in shower is partially obscured by a rich oak panel, helping divide this larger bathroom into segments.
The effects of the intricately designed lighting can be seen clearly in this space, lending a warm glow to the natural materials and reflecting off the glossy components.
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