Made of black hill bricks, hickory wood, oxidized brass, polished concrete, and red cedar, Christophe Colomb is a minimalist contemporary home by an architect Henri Cleinge and interior designer Manon Bélanger. Making the best of a lot of just 41 meters (134.5 square feet) deep, both the architect and interior designer aimed to visually enhance space through outdoor/indoor areas and lots of white color.
While Cleinge worked on creating a natural relationship between the outdoor and indoor spaces, Bélanger used the blank white interior as a canvas.
After setting the base for each room, which is similar everywhere, the designer added quite a few bold accents to each area to give them more character.
The living room got wooden shelves and statement lighting, while the kitchen – a blue kitchen island. The dining area uses a few of statement design elements. Its chairs come in different colors. There are fabric-looking fixtures hanging above the table. And a fashionable nun photo finishes off one of the pristine white walls.
A graphic black rug in the home office punctuates a wooden retractable desk. And a perfume bottle-shaped shelving in the bedroom renders it delightfully feminine. Lights and sinks in the bathroom are most unusual, while the wine room is probably the only room in the house that features dark walls the color of wine itself.
Combining the reflective properties of white color and polished concrete, the apartment further benefits from daylight that comes from every direction.