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Revisiting Chic Duality

by habituallychic

12 . 22 . 15

A goal for many each New Year’s is to declutter and minimize. While I was getting a head start on that stack of World of Interiors magazines, I came across this minimally inspiring home in Berlin again. The space belongs to freelance luxury design consultant Gerald Schmorl and while I posted it over a year ago, I think it definitely deserves a repost.

“What I really love is that the public space is white and austere while the private side of the apartment is darker and more romantic. It would be the perfect place to work from home since all the clutter in the kitchen and dining area is hidden in large closets. All of the pieces of furniture in this room become more important and sculptural as well. It’s minimal without being boring.

The darker private side of the apartment was decorated more for evenings with soft velvet fabrics and more ornate antiques. It also uses a more intricate border than the simple hand-painted lines in the public side of the apartment. The Greek key trim in the bathroom relates back to the trim on the master bed linens and trellis on the adjacent veranda. This side is definitely more warm and relaxing.”

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