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Colorful Modern Apartment For A Family With Small Children

Colorful Modern Apartment For A Family With Small Children

Designed for a couple with two young children, the architects at HAO Design wanted to build a space that could meet the current and future needs of an active family lifestyle. This home in Kaohsiung maintains a stylish yet unpretentious aesthetic, with a heavy emphasis on useful features that can adapt and evolve as time goes on. The layout strikes a smart balance between parenthood and romance, offering the best of open living while providing several quiet spaces enjoyable by adults and children alike. Creative storage solutions and multi-functional furniture make the most of every square foot to leave more room for fun and interaction. Plus, the interior architecture is out of this world!

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  • Architect: HAO Design
  • Photographer: Hey!Cheese
The couple is passionate about cooking – while planning the home design, one of the most important requests by the clients was an open kitchen for a full view of the living and play areas.

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In the living room, soft low furniture is exceptionally child-friendly. These casual choices allow for comfortable cuddles without making the little ones climb too far.

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Interactive design, like the chalkboard wall just behind the sofa, ensures plenty of stimulating opportunities for self-expression and collaboration.

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The seating area in front of the big picture window makes it easy for the parents and children to watch the active urban scenes below.

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No matter the weather, the family can have intimate visual communication with the world outside. In fact, it’s the first thing the family sees as they walk in the door.

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Because the living room doubles as a play area, parents can keep an eye on the children while they’re working or entertaining in the kitchen.

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Later, as the children enter school, the parents can supervise homework and creative activities taking place at the desk to the right.

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Although the living and kitchen areas feel unified, they remain visually defined thanks to the winding transition from concrete to bright white surfaces.

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Did you notice the green panel peeking out from the entryway? It’s a LEGO mural! This would be a fantastic DIY project for families with children of any age.

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Line of sight continues through the glass divider and the cutout shelving so parents can keep an eye on the kids while they’re building LEGO artwork.

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Despite its fun theme, the entryway remains exceptionally functional for adults thanks to the wraparound bench.

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Back in the kitchen, calming blue and green accents set the tone for cheerful family dining experiences.

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Black tile, perforated paneling, and concrete walls give just a hint of industrial influence to suit the aesthetic preferences of the parents.

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A mix of molded and wooden chairs gives off an artsy vibe, amplified by the beveled table they surround. Above, handsome UNFOLD pendants demonstrate a similar playful variation.

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Verdant plant arrangements freshen the air and provide educational opportunities for the little ones.

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Small hiding places give children a chance to express their creativity and engage in play either with the family or independently.

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In the bedroom designed for the daughters, smart storage and playful shapes spark the imagination – cabinet cutouts and painted details almost make it feel like a castle!

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Calm shades of green, yellow, and blue help soften the effect of the stylish concrete wall.

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Cubbies to the left and swinging wardrobe doors to the right offer storage solutions that will grow with the children.

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The adorable screw-top stool is from the Tom Jerry line by Konstantin Grcic.

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The parents get to enjoy a creative bedroom design too! Upholstered headboard panels zig and zag almost like a pastel mountain range or a creative city skyline.

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A stunning break from the light and airy aesthetic of the rest of the home – this dressing room and master bath embody a dark and classic style.

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