It would barely come as a surprise to anyone following early trends of 2017 that natural design elements are currently a hit among homeowners and designers alike. Wood is the undoubted leader of this pack with modern homes embracing the warmth and organic elegance of the material at its beautiful best. Adding reclaimed wood wall to your home is an affordable, easy and creative way to give the interior a quick face lift without having to splurge on a major makeover. With each passing week, reclaimed timber is climbing up the ‘hot trends’ chart, and it is barely a surprise that a generation surrounded by polished artificial surfaces is now falling in love with the warmth of wood!  Be it ingenious décor, stylish accessories or even exceptional backdrops, wood is pretty much everywhere you look around! Now is definitely a great time to get in on the ‘woodsy wave’ and you can do it without completely revamping your existing living room.

Completed by Kababie Architects in Mexico City, Apartment KG is a contemporary home defined by an original design scheme. Its uniqueness comes from an unexpectedly vibrant mix of textures and furnishings in a neutral palette of white, gray, brown and black — and that spectacular ceiling.

According to the architects: “The KG project uses a neutral color palette with earth tones, contrasting with various accents of color that are present in the accessories that complement the space.
The room and the family room are unified through the ceiling design, a prefabricated lattice made of reclaimed Wood; in its hollows are located the luminaire which provides light, indirectly, to these two spaces.  The kitchen and the family room are unified through the harmonious ceiling design, a prefabricated lattice made of reclaimed wood,” the project developers said. Lighting units are creatively hidden within the sculptural addition, making it both aesthetic and functional. These areas of coexistence are complemented by the dining room that is subtly separated from the kitchen through a Breakfast/eating area which is closed towards the dining room and opens into the kitchen area. The central landmark of the public area is the library, which is accentuated by a completely sober fireplace finished in grey marble. By its location and transparency, this area can be seen throughout the apartment. All the bedrooms are grouped in a specific wing of the apartment. The master bedroom is complemented by a T.V. room that functions as a vestibular chamber and that makes a different dynamic in its interior.

The reclaimed wood wall lattice continues from the ceiling down opposite walls, forming a bar area on one side and a media wall on the other. What do you find most inspiring about this modern Mexico apartment? [Photography by Jaime Navarro]