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Ocean Blue and Mustard Yellow Breathe Life Into This Revamped Apartment

An old and weary apartment in need of an affordable and modern makeover in Portugal, Hugo’s House combines brilliant splashes of color with a neutral backdrop and does it while utilizing the available spaces in a smart fashion. Designed by FURO, the modest apartment was bought by a graphic designer and the architects wanted the new interior to reflect his taste without having to splurge a ton of money on the makeover. Apart from the obvious change in floor plan that allowed for a new, more efficient interior, a key change was the removal of the old grey ceramic floor. In its place came the new wood floor, which is more thermally efficient and aesthetically pleasing as well.

Using the TV wall to delineate space in the open-plan living area

The large, open-plan living area is largely done in white and grey with décor in matching hues. A flood of natural light accompanied by smart artificial lighting makes sure that there is no drabness in here. In the corner is the kitchen with its striking blue cabinets even as a custom partition in deep yellow and ocean blue delineates space without blocking light. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are neatly tucked away to one side and this change in the floor plan gives a clear division between private and public areas.

Kitchen and dining area of the apartment with ocean blue cabinets and yellow bar stools
L-shaped modern kitchen with smart, space-savvy shelving and cabinets in blue
Revamped interior of old apartment in Portugal with wooden floors and bright yellow walls
Smart partitions and lovely natural light create a cheerful apartment
Sunroom and storage areas inside the small apartment
A yellow partition turns a part of the living room into the sunroom [Photography: Mariana Sanches]

A sunroom that is separated from the living space using a custom partition, a couple of storage rooms, and space-savvy furniture complete the transformation of this dreary apartment into a brighter, cheerful, and more modern home.

Bespoke media unit and partition for the space-savvy living room
Bespoke media unit and partition for the space-savvy living room
A closer look at the mirror and vanity inside the modern bathroom in light yellow
Custom walls inside the home create new spaces that can be used in more ways than one
Revamped floor plan of Hugo’s House, designed by FURO in Portugal

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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