This family-sized apartment located in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, comes to us from David Guerra Architecture and Interiors; it’s put together with a cohesive sense of warmth throughout, while expressing a variety of personalities through the décor of each bedroom. The nursery is all-white — perhaps an unusual color for a nursery, crib furniture, and such; on the other hand, a white nursery is usable for babies of both sexes! It’s a sea of calm as well; no bright colors to jar little eyes or keep little ones awake or overstimulated. Another bedroom is crisp blue, green, and white, with a built-in counter that runs along the walls and forms both desk and storage space. In what’s clearly the room of a “machine” fan, black-and-white graphic wallpaper complements cars and trucks on shelves and makes for an easy backdrop for a charcoal-and-white bed with simple pillow.
The master suite takes on more of the neutral wood grain, white, and sandy tones of the remainder of the apartment, clearly setting it apart from “kid-focused” spaces. Colors here are mellow: a floral-patterned runner, tile that looks like wood, bedding in white and cream. A modern-lined dining table is flanked by both woven-look and swivel chairs at either end; note subtle notes of color in the blue-and-white ceramic bowls and the red abstract art on the wall. A second casual seating area fronts the floor-to-ceiling windows; gleaming kitchen floors reflect a third informal meal spot. A small “den” affords a cozy nook, while the living/dining space is open and inviting, with sandy-striped cushioned chairs and a couch piled high with pillows. Overall, the home is warm, friendly, and cheerful — a welcoming haven.