Architecture and interior design firm, Claire Ansems Defining Spaces, was tasked with the renovation of a typical 1930s home in the picturesque city of Haarlem.

The design project features a modern yet lavish redistribution of the spaces, with a semi-open- plan living room and kitchen achieved with the aid of a custom-designed see-through fireplace.

Center stage in the spacious, light-filled lounge is a Groundpiece sofa upholstered in grey fabric with armrests clad in dark brown cowhide. This spot-on aesthetic choice exudes comfort and elegance while also unifying the color palette and materials in the room – stainless steel, grey walls, leather details – that play-up the overall masculine appeal of the decor.

Design: Claire Ansems - Defining Spaces

Photo/s: Martijn Vonck Fotografie