It is the top floor that houses the living area kitchen dining room study and a powder room with the entire level overlooking the rest of the garden area thanks to the use of sweeping floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Much of the interior uses a neutral color scheme with white and lighter tones of gray shaping the backdrop as one sees a clear contemporary-minimal style hold sway.
Stone fireplaces play an important role in bringing this sense of inviting warmth as their presence in the living room bedroom patio and the family room give each of those spaces a fiery and dreamy focal point. Custom décor lighting fixtures and accessories add to the rustic beauty of the interiors without compromising on luxury.
Lighting fixtures like the 85 Lamps Chandelier enhance the underlying industrial flavor of the home while custom décor pieces in the bedrooms and guest spaces add to the sophisticated atmosphere indoors. Color is kept to a bare minimum and the backdrop is kept as neutral as possible with edgy elegance becoming the predominant theme.
Accent pillows lighting and carefully selected décor pieces bring in bright color and lively pattern to an otherwise muted setting where aesthetics and function converge with urban refinement. The black and yellow metallic exterior of the Gardenhouse adds to this sleek suave image of a home where adversity was turned into opportunity!
Vintage and unique décor pieces from the 50s are combined with sculptural decorative pieces and colorful artwork that comes from the region. There is a very strong ‘Brazilian flavor’ inside the house and each of the individual elements has been carefully chosen to accentuate the overall ambiance.
Of course turning an old and unused tire shop into an edgy industrial and elegant home does sound like a planet-friendly makeover showcasing the many benefits of adaptive reuse. But the Tire Shop Project goes way beyond that by simply merging the residence of designers Mark Fekete and Viviana de Loera and their workspace into one.
The interior of the spacious home has a light and cheerful ambiance with pops of color added to the living space using the vivacious yellow Togo Sofa. Color is otherwise kept to a minimum with white and gray dominating the backdrop in every room.