Israeli interior designer Lauren Reik renovated a roughly 750-square-foot apartment in Tel Aviv that belonged to her great-grandmother, transforming it into an inviting, open-plan space filled with personal touches.
Designed by Foz Design for a couple, this luminous Manhattan loft features a professional-grade kitchen done up in warm walnut. In the open-plan space, a dropped ceiling in walnut helps define the kitchen area. Throughout the apartment, wide planks of hickory make up the flooring.
In a 1920s building on St-Dominique Street in Montreal, formerly a factory for canned soup, a sleek apartment for a family now stands. The space was reoriented in order to accommodate a third bedroom for the residents' second child. The adjustment required reducing the size of one of the existing bedrooms and relocating the kitchen, which now is an open-plan space next to the living room.
Joaquin Altamirano and Silvia Martín worked with Daniel Bergman Vázquez of Estudio Untercio to create an open-plan oasis in an apartment building in central Madrid.
With the help of architect Sarah Zames of General Assembly Design, Brian Crano and David Craig merged two Brooklyn apartments into one while preserving their general layout. One apartment serves as a space for entertaining while the other, housing a bedroom and home office, retains a more intimate character.
Slade Architecture renovated a penthouse duplex in New York's Soho neighborhood for a newly married couple. While the apartment contains outdoor terraces on both of its levels, the previous configuration blocked light from filtering through the space. The transformation introduced new views and a rich material palette to create a sophisticated, high-design retreat in the heart of the city.
To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of double-duty furnishings, seen here in their open-plan kitchen, dining, and living space.
When he's not poring over the blueprints, architect Felippe Crescenti works in the theater and on film sets—and he brings his savoir-faire to this cozy two-bedroom apartment in Rio de Janeiro. The apartment's open-plan living area—and its picture windows facing a patch of tropical foliage—makes the space feel larger than it is.
This restored 1930s apartment in Barcelona features a very open floor plan centered around a custom dining room table.
After a young couple purchased an apartment in New York City's Greenwich Village, they turned to Matthew Miller of local firm StudioLAB to rescue its dark, closed-off interiors. The kitchen was originally long, narrow, and completely closed off from the rest of the apartment. Miller opened up the plan to create a more spacious feel.