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I think we can all agree now more than ever how important it is to be able to spend time outdoors. This jaw-dropping Berlin apartment located in the trendy, leafy district of Kreuzberg is a gorgeous example of modern city living. Did you know this place has two balconies – one front and back? But if being spoilt for choice for leafy views from the first floor isn’t enough, maybe a daily stroll along the Landwehrkanal might whet your appetite? Dotted with cafes, restaurants and sweet little shops, its vibrant atmosphere is bettered only by its natural surroundings.

Let’s get back to the interior, shall we? Built in 1900 in Art Nouveau style, this apartment blends the beauty of its history with contemporary style. Its the epitome of elegance. I just love the warmth that radiates from those aged plaster walls in the living room and bedroom continued in the herringbone oak parquet floor. From graphic white tiles and black grout in the kitchen to striking floor to ceiling glossy black tiles in the bathroom and distressed double doors into the living room – this home is a feast of textures.

The owners have paid real attention to the mix of materials they’ve used in this renovation. Its minimal furnishings allow the architectural features to shine through. High ceilings show off original cornices and warm wood continues into the kitchen with units made from Indian apple tree wood. Despite its overall neutral style, colour has been cleverly (and quietly) used in the terrazzo style worktops and the dark micro-cement floor has a similar look.

You might have noticed the beautiful curtains too. I recently had custom made curtains put up in my living room. You can see the full post here.

I think I’ve just talked myself into it. Anyone else up for moving in immediately?

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For more outdoor inspiration, check out my newly finished garden terrace

Photos by Fantastic Frank.