Located on the second floor of a 1952 building in central Warsaw, a 500-square-foot apartment occupied by Bogusz Parzyszek and his six-year-old son Bartek was gutted and renovated by architect Jolanta Janiszewska. Custom pieces that perform double duty define the streamlined interior, as well as kid-friendly details like a set of skateboard-inspired swings made from European oak.
In this Portland home, design firm Made arranged individually carved white-oak planks in a geometric pattern on the ceiling that repeats itself throughout the house.
For a renovation in a suburb of Paris, the client was a family of five seeking something "simple, bright and spacious," says Djuric. says architect Caroline Djuric. In addition to improving the home's insulation, the architects inserted this skylight into the living area. Light reflects off bleached oak floors, further brightening the space.
Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs a concrete house of their dreams. White-oak stairs connect the first-floor living spaces with the upstairs sleeping areas.
A vacation home in Australia features bunk beds made from Tasmanian oak and covered in Kivet duvets by Marimekko.
A tall oak wall makes for a discrete kitchen for owner Shane Carslake. "Shane wanted the largest fridge possible," designer Nanelda Priftaj says. "With this in mind, we selected the fully integrated Sub-Zero fridge and housed it in the tall oak wall unit to provide him with the maximum storage while keeping the space uncluttered."