Eight open-plan living areas with mix-and-match flooring

This lookbook collects 8 houses with spacious open up-program interiors, where distinctive floor designs have been used to subtly define parts for cooking, eating and lounging.

Open up-approach interiors are an enduring craze in household design, utilized most commonly to blend kitchen area and dwelling spaces and generate a social coronary heart for the residence.

Having said that, this is now competing with an enhance in home owners opting for damaged-prepare layouts that cater to diverse actions and convey a lot more range to their interiors.

In this roundup, we explore the middle ground: open-plan rooms in which combine-and-match flooring is used to softly demarcate kitchens, dining and dwelling locations, visually cutting down the sizing of the area devoid of truncating it.

This is the latest in our lookbooks series, which delivers visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For a lot more inspiration see earlier lookbooks that includes discreet lifts, concrete bathrooms and non-tedious beige property interiors.


Open-plan kitchen of Casa Cas 8 by DG Arquitecto
Picture is by Mariela Apollonio

Cas 8 Dwelling, Spain, by DG Arquitecto

A attractive assortment of mosaic tiles is applied across the flooring of Cas 8 Residence, a 1920s penthouse in Valencia that was recently modernised by nearby studio DG Arquitecto.

As portion of the challenge, the studio made an open-plan residing location with an built-in kitchen area. Here, the tiles assistance to set aside zones for lounging and food items planning, with out breaking up the space.

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Kitchen and dining room with mix-and-match flooring
Photograph is by Nicholas Worley

Hackney Property, United kingdom, by Used Studio

London architect Used Studio utilised combine-and-match chevron flooring in the rear extension of this property in Hackney, the place two various finishes help divide the space.

On one particular facet, black granite tiles outline the kitchen region, complemented by jet-black timber cabinetry. The opposite aspect of the area, which is applied for eating, is lined with picket planks teamed with white partitions and matching furnishings.

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Open-plan kitchen and living room of Klinker Apartment by Colombo and Serboli Architecture
Photo is by Roberto Ruiz

Klinker Condominium, Spain, by Colombo and Serboli Architecture

Colour-blocking marks out distinct spaces in the Klinker Condominium, which Serboli Architecture produced within the shell of a hearth-harmed residence in Barcelona.

In the open-approach dwelling space, a terracotta-hued strip of micro-cement flooring decorates the kitchen area, which has a matching ceiling, splashback and cabinetry that is contrasted with a neutral tiled lounge space.

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Kitchen and living room with mix-and-match flooring
Image is by José Hevia

Villarroel, Spain, by Raúl Sánchez Architects

This open-prepare cooking, dining and sitting down place in the Villarroel apartment is divided into two sections by the flooring, which marries gray-coloured stone slabs with heat wood.

This reflects architecture studio Raúl Sánchez Architects’ total style system for the property, which was to organize it into zones without the need of partition walls, opting for “product codes” that distinguish rooms from a person another in its place.

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Interior of Mài Apartment in Vietnam designed by Whale Design Lab
Photo is by Trieu Chien

Mài Condominium, Vietnam, by Whale Structure Lab

Chunky white-marble terrazzo is teamed with sleek cement for the flooring of this monolithic, multi-intent place in the Mài Condominium in Ho Chi Minh Town.

The graphic terrazzo utilised for the kitchen area and food items preparing spot also addresses its cupboards and worksurfaces, earning the space feel like its own area regardless of opening out into the eating location.

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Kitchen in House Mellinet by Atelier Fréderic Louis
Image is by Tim Van de Velde

Property Mellinet, Belgium, by Atelier Fréderic Louis

Architecture studio Atelier Fréderic Louis opted for a more refined terrazzo for the floor in the kitchen of Household Mellinet, which shares the similar area as the dining space.

Whilst the terrazzo gives a purposeful feel to the kitchen, the eating spot adjacent has wood parquet flooring that establishes a warmer and more personal ambiance additional suited to collecting at the meal desk.

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Kitchen and living room of Nagatachō Apartment by Adam Nathaniel Furman
Picture is by is by Jan Vranovsky

Nagatachō Apartment, Japan, by Adam Nathaniel Furman

Designer Adam Nathaniel Furman made the colourful Nagatachō Apartment in Tokyo as a “visible feast”, with open-prepare rooms that are crammed with an eclectic mix of colors, patterns and textures.

At the heart of the prepare is a candy-pink kitchen suite, which is finished with watermelon-inexperienced vinyl flooring. It connects to a sitting down home with a contrasting comfortable lilac carpet that “appears like icing”.

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Parisian apartment with mix-and-match flooring
Photograph is by David Foessel

Apartment in Paris by Septembre Architecture

Sleek poured-concrete flooring is juxtaposed with rustic wooden planks in this huge, light-stuffed multi-purpose room, which is located in a renovated Parisian condominium.

The concrete is utilized to mark out the kitchen area, which is ignored by a lounge and dining place with Les Arcs chairs by architect Charlotte Perriand and a assertion Tulip table by architect Eero Saarinen.

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This is the newest in our lookbooks collection, which delivers visual inspiration from Dezeen’s archive. For more inspiration see prior lookbooks showcasing discreet lifts, concrete bathrooms and non-unexciting beige property interiors.

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