Family Home Turns One-Person Flat (We Wish We Had This Problem)

Flavio Castro of FC Studio took this compartmentalized, family apartment and turned it into the perfect space for a young, single person in advertising. Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the Maranhão Apartment now has one large, open space to house the living room, television room, and kitchen, instead of having them divided up as they were before.
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Thanks to the removal of walls, the space looks massive. The long, horizontal shelves help elongate the space, as does the continuation of the same lines into the kitchen.
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Instead of sticking to just one color or finish, they went with several shades of blue to cover the kitchen cabinets, including the refrigerator.
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Photo: Pedro Kok/Courtesy of Design Milk.
Four Tom Dixon Beat Lights hang above the dining table, breaking up the huge space and its all-white ceiling.
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Photo: Pedro Kok/Courtesy of Design Milk.
They incorporated plenty of wood and concrete into the space, but they’ve balanced it out with punches of color, like the bright yellow chairs, blue cabinets, and multicolored cube lights.
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The TV room is outfitted with wooden, L-shaped bookshelves.
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Photo: Pedro Kok/Courtesy of Design Milk.
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