You Won't Believe What This Modern Space Used To Be

Photo: Courtesy of Ewout Huibers/Design Milk.
By Caroline Williamson
This Amsterdam-based home used to be a garage before i29 interior architects got ahold of it. Now, it’s a light-filled space with a long, pitched skylight that runs through the open floor plan living area. The main floor houses 230 square meters (2475 square feet), so each area feels open and spacious.
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Photo: Courtesy of Ewout Huibers/Design Milk.
The color palette was kept simple with bright white for the walls and ceilings, light gray floors, and rough oak and black surfaces; the bold green couch spices it up.

Built-in cabinets sit above the black fireplace creating continuity with the adjacent kitchen.
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Photo: Courtesy of Ewout Huibers/Design Milk.
The splash of green, along with the black and wood elements, ground the large space, and the hand-knotted rug, designed by i29 also, ties everything together.
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Photo: Courtesy of Ewout Huibers/Design Milk.
Two steps lead to the kitchen and dining room, which continues the use of simple materials. A black table is paired with black and wood chairs, and the light fixture, though prominent, is ultimately simple.

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Photo: Courtesy of Ewout Huibers/Design Milk.
The kitchen was custom designed with integrated storage within the large panels of wood.
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Photo: Courtesy of Ewout Huibers/Design Milk.
Here, you can see the black cooktop was incorporated into the black island with a wood base beneath it.
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Photo: Courtesy of Ewout Huibers/Design Milk.
It's practically impossible to tell from this photo that this space was once a garage!

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Photo: Courtesy of Ewout Huibers/Design Milk.
An outdoor patio sits between the living area and the master bedroom.

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