Open Social Zone Sits At The Heart Of Small Apartment In Porto Alegre

A relatively small and modest home compared to the many lavish ones that we often stumble upon here on Decoist, the lovely Humaita Apartment in Porto Alegre, Brazil makes most of the limited space on offer. The 70 square meter apartment was renovated and redesigned to meet the needs of a young couple and their urbane lifestyle and an elegantsocial zone’ sits at the heart of this reconfigured interior. The design of the social area is more about functionality than stunning aesthetics as a simple lounge area / library is coupled with a smart dining space and a small kitchen in white.


Modern apartment renovation in Porto Alegre, Brazil


Wooden cabinets, open shelves and a black wall fashion a fabulous living area

Open living area of the small Brazilian apartment with dining room and a colorful door in the backdrop

Dining room and modern kitchen of small apartment in Brazil

Kitchen in white with geometric floor tiles that add color and contrast

Unique herringbone pattern of the floor adds to the style of the small apartment

Long counter from the kitchen to the dining space also serves as a decorative element

Gallery wall leads way to the bedrooms from the living space

Geometric wallpaper with 3D design spices up the bedroom

Cabinet in dark wood for the small modern bedroom

Custom crafted desk for the spacious home office

Chalkboard accent wall for the modern home office

Long wooden desk provides ample space for work and a whole lot more

Conjured up and brought to life by Renata Ramos, the cheerful apartment greets you with a large bookshelf and a dark wall that separates the living area from the bedrooms and the home office. The kitchen in white is contemporary in its design with a 6-meter long counter that goes all the way up to the dining zone. Color scheme inside the apartment is largely neutral with warm wooden cabinets adding contrast even as indoor plants bring in a hint of much needed freshness.


Wooden cabinets, open shelves and a black wall fashion a fabulous living area



Open living area of the small Brazilian apartment with dining room and a colorful door in the backdrop


Dining room and modern kitchen of small apartment in Brazil


Kitchen in white with geometric floor tiles that add color and contrast


Small kitchen design in white with a counter that leads to the dining


Unique herringbone pattern of the floor adds to the style of the small apartment


Smart kitchen shelving idea that saves up on space


Long counter from the kitchen to the dining space also serves as a decorative element

Another ingenious aspect of the apartment is the home office with its custom desk that offers an opportunity for the couple to work simultaneously with additional storage units and a chalkboard wall completing this versatile room. It can also be used as a guest room when needed while the lone bedroom that sits next to the home office is filled with geometric wallpaper and a dark wooden closet to give it a unique personality. [Photography: Marcelo Donadussi]


Gallery wall leads way to the bedrooms from the living space


Geometric wallpaper with 3D design spices up the bedroom


Small bedroom design with geometric wallpaper for the headboard wall


Cabinet in dark wood for the small modern bedroom


Custom crafted desk for the spacious home office


Chalkboard accent wall for the modern home office


Long wooden desk provides ample space for work and a whole lot more


Layout of small Brazilian apartment before renovation


Floor plan of the small apartment after renovation

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