Materials In Scene

Private apartment at Riehmers Hofgarten, Berlin

Experience how materials and furniture selected create a special feel-good atmosphere in a carefully renovated historic building. 

Concept: naturally elegant – exemplary living, promoting well-being

Riehmers Hofgarten in the heart of Berlin is equally urban retreat, cultural heritage and a popular place to live in a top location. Residents live in renovated flats in historic buildings with high ceilings, stucco, parquet flooring and large double doors. It was important to the client that the choice of furniture, materials, colors, fabrics and leathers as well as the wall colors and curtains underline the exclusive quality of living and upmarket style of the apartment. The flat is used as a second home as well as a show apartment by ACCENTRO Real Estate AG.

The dining room was designed as a salon, enabling dining in larger groups.


A reading corner was implemented as a small retreat.


Calm and balance

Each room was given a distinct character, whilst simultaneously creating a unity with the adjacent rooms. The room shells are very bright, and the concept of rich, muted colors and materials form a harmonious contrast. This concept was applied in all rooms, so the color scheme is reflected in all furniture and materials and forms an overarching ensemble. The resulting rooms radiate calm and invite to pause and linger.

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Sensitivity in colour mood and atmosphere

Natural tones in dark, rich shades of green and blue, a harmonious interplay of matt and glossy surfaces, some interspersed light reflexes and some surprising optical refractions of rust tones. 

Darker wall colors create contrast and depth in the room. Velvet fabrics, matching curtains and rugs breathe warmth and comfort into the rooms. Select accessories and lights add to the feel-good atmosphere.

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Warmth and depth

The contrasting materials: black flamed oak against a light oak floor, light fabrics and leathers against muted, rich shades, elegant-looking velvet next to fine and coarse woven fabrics or smooth leather. Shiny copper creates a special accent. 

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The kitchen invites to sit in elevated position for a quick coffee or a meal.