The creative factor is played up by the graphic art lining the walls and studio lights, but the overall looks is softened with the generous use of textures and fabrics.

Stripped of its furniture and accessories, this two-bedroom contemporary chic apartment will look like one of many clean and clinical white spaces. But with the homeowner’s collection of framed contemporary art, beautiful objects and iconic designer furniture, it takes on a fun and quirky, yet sophisticated personality. We list the design features we love in this home. Design by Distinctidentity.

1. Iconic lamps

The use of natural materials in the form of the Hans Wegner Wishbone  chairs and Eye Clock by George Nelson channels a Scandinavian aesthetic.
The use of natural materials in the form of the Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs and Eye Clock by George Nelson channels a Scandinavian aesthetic.

The statement-making Ingo Maurer Zettel’z hanging lamp suspended above the dining table is an immediate eye-catcher. But it’s not the only iconic lamp that pulls focus in this quirky home. Throughout the contemporary chic apartment, distinctive lamps like the Moooi Rabbit lamp and Flos Taccia lamp serve as modern sculptural centerpieces, even when not illuminated. These designer lighting fixtures are functional art anchoring each living space.

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2. Poster art

The study is done up in a vibrant manner, with plenty of soft fabrics and colourful posters.
The study is done up in a vibrant manner, with plenty of soft fabrics and colourful posters.

A hallmark of this contemporary apartment’s eclectic style is the homeowner’s love of impactful graphic art posters. Framed modern poster art spanning a rainbow of colors adorns the walls, infusing each room with fun pops of vibrancy. These oversized prints aren’t your typical home decor, giving the entire space an edgy, hip quotient that’s totally on-trend.

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3. Toys

Displaying toys and cartoon characters in the study gives the kid's bedroom an unexpected playful touch in this 2-bedroom apartment with a $130,000 renovation. Interior design by Distinct Identity.
Displaying toys and cartoon characters in the study gives the kid’s bedroom an unexpected playful touch in this 2-bedroom apartment with a $130,000 renovation.

In this contemporary chic apartment, designer toys and figurines get the spotlight treatment, styled alongside sculptural vases and high-end accessories. From the living room to the bedroom, these nostalgic collectibles elevate each vignette, refreshing and enlivening the space with an unconventional twist. This quirky home decor approach is utterly unique and delightfully playful.

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4. Designer furniture

The decor of the master bedroom is kept minimalist with the generous use of white as well as natural materials.
The decor of the master bedroom is kept minimalist with the generous use of white as well as natural materials.

While the toys and decorative accents are certainly eye-catching, the homeowner hasn’t skimped on iconic designer furniture either. Showstopping picks like the Egg chair by Arne Jacobsen in the living room and the Frank Gehry Wiggle Side chair in the bedroom are the true centerpieces around which each stylish space is designed. These exceptional contemporary chic furniture choices demonstrate the level of detail and intentionality behind every decor decision.

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5. Whimsical styling

The tongue-in-cheek arrangement of the penguins huddled under the table is a sure conversation starter.
The tongue-in-cheek arrangement of the penguins huddled under the table is a sure conversation starter.

Finally, this contemporary apartment truly leans into its quirky spirit with unexpected whimsical vignettes that surprise and delight at every turn. Take for instance the “invasion” of penguin figurines arranged in an artistic cluster – a fun, smile-inducing moment you’d never anticipate. These are the small touches that make the space feel curated and collected in the most personal way possible.

From iconic lamps to bold graphic art and playful designer toys, this contemporary chic apartment celebrates quirky home decor in a refreshingly modern way. With thoughtfully arranged vignettes and iconic designer furniture as anchoring pieces, the overall effect is a space that feels energetic, personalized and truly unique.

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