on the penthouse floor of a retrofit building in the heart of lisbon, studio arthur casas has completed TM apartment. designed for a couple, the elegant interior balances neutral tones and wood finishes with splashes of rich blue, connecting to the panoramic view of the tejo river outside.
once you enter the apartment, the classic portuguese tiles by d’orey announce the blue protagonist of the project
all images courtesy of studio arthur casas
the layout of TM apartment has been specially curated to the wishes of the client as they were looking for both cozy areas to receive friends and more private spaces. with this in mind, studio arthur casas has split the plan into two hemispheres, starting from the social hall. on one side, the southern portion, social life takes place in the living room, bar, dining room and kitchen; while the intimate areas are concentrated within the northern portion.
the amorfa dining table, designed by arthur casas design, is inspired by organic forms of nature and escapes from the conventional pattern, with a dynamic design to bring its users closer
once you enter the apartment, the portuguese tiles in the dining room announce the blue protagonist, a striking color used throughout the project, and which is also present in the delfino armchairs and carolina semiatzh’s painting. in the center of this space, the amorfa dining table, designed by arthur casas, is inspired by organic forms of nature and escapes from the conventional pattern, with a dynamic design to bring its users closer. finally, the convex mirror, by studio básico, amplifies and visually integrates the social areas.
leather voyage chair by porro and wooden amorfa table by arthur casas design contrasting to the d’orey blue portuguese tiles
the project also features neutral tones and wood finishings – present on the floor, woodwork, furniture and decoration – to balance the color palette and harmonize with the landscape. other highlights in the social area are julião sarmento’s ‘all the different shades of off-white found in the studio at this time’ on the living room’s main wall, the vintage coffee table and ceramics, the table lamp from paris flea market and the table center piece by the portuguese ceramicist bordallo pinheiro.
the social life takes place in the southern portion of the apartment
the private area, with three suites, follows the same color palette of neutral and earthy tones and also features generous windows, creating comfortable environments well served by natural lighting and ventilation. carrara mate marble tiled bathrooms harmoniously articulate with the bedrooms.
‘plinto’ (2013), by pedro barateiro, and convex mirror, by studio básico, over custom sideboard by studio arthur casas
with a panoramic view to tejo river, the living room and its neutral tones contrast harmoniously to delfino armchairs, which offer a touch of blue to harmonize with the landscape
jupiter bar stool, by borje johanson, along with una vintage wall pendant, by florian schulz, at the bar
to balance the color palette, neutral tones are added by the groundpiece sofa, by julião sarmento’s piece of art and by rio coffee table