Carnide Apartment Lisbon

When two physicians wanted to create a home to bring up their family in the suburbs of Lisbon, they enlisted local firm Lola Cwikowski Studio.

The original interior was conscientiously updated to serve as a pristine haven for the pair of professionals with busy schedules. Neutral walls, left bare to interplay between light and shadow, are humanised by a verdant green section inspired by their love of outdoor travel.

Custom furniture from local craftsmen features simple volumes in wood and white tones that are both the natural and the minimal. Robust yet luxurious, child- and pet-friendly materials dress the interior.

The kitchen and dining room were united into one open entertaining space at the heart of the home. Composite countertops chosen to match the existing stone window sills allot ample workspace and serve as a buffet for the adjacent dining room.

There, a custom-crafted table and floating shelf provide a neutral canvas for soirées, while mid-century chairs and a dry floral arrangement by a local ikebana artist add a spray of colour.

Lola Cwikowski is a Belgian interior designer based in Lisbon. She creates welcoming interiors by combining her knowledge of quality materials and furniture, locally-produced and secondhand finds, and inspiration from her travels.

Her work elevates dwellings into more than just beautiful spaces, becoming highly functional homes that foster enjoyable interactions between people and their environs.

Photography by Alexander Bogorodskiy

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