Contemporary Starburst House In Pastel Colors

This spacious and light filled home in pastels is in Beijing, China, and was built for a family with a young kid

This spacious and light-filled home in pastels is in Beijing, China, and was built for a family with a young kid

Chinese architects and designers keep surprising us with cool and functional homes with done impeccable taste. Here’s one more example of how brilliantly they can work.

HAO Design designed the Starburst House for a young couple and their small child in the Haidian District of Beijing City, China. The 116-square-meter interior featured slanted ceilings which required creative thinking when it came to accommodating ample space for a growing son and two adults that work from home. They began with an unfinished space and reimagined it into a simple, contemporary home that embraced the tall ceilings and its slopes.

To enhance the open feeling throughout, they used a subdued color palette featuring white, natural woods, and soft pastels. Where the wall meets the sloped ceiling, windows were installed on both planes to fill the main living space with ample natural light. Sliding chalkboard doors open up to reveal the child’s room and to extend sight lines to both sides of the apartment. Pegboards cover the walls in the entryway allowing the residents to reconfigure pegs to hold coats, bags, or shelves.

The main space is a large open layout with a kitchen, a dining space and a living room in one, all of them seamlessly flow into eahc other

The main space is a large open layout with a kitchen, a dining space and a living room in one, all of them seamlessly flow into eahc other

The dining space is done with a comfy trestle table and modern chairs

The dining space is done with a comfy trestle table and modern chairs

The living space is done with a comfy sofa, a side table, a potted plant and a trolley, which can be moved anywhere

The living space is done with a comfy sofa, a side table, a potted plant and a trolley, which can be moved anywhere

The large windows fill the whole space with natural light and provide cool views of the big city

The large windows fill the whole space with natural light and provide cool views of the big city

The concrete staircase looks architectural and chalkboard panels cover the kid's space

The concrete staircase looks architectural and chalkboard panels cover the kid's space

The upper floor features a lot of storage space and private zones of the house

The upper floor features a lot of storage space and private zones of the house

The kid's room features small windows, a plywood covered attic, a chalkboard wall and colorful furniture

The kid's room features small windows, a plywood covered attic, a chalkboard wall and colorful furniture

The other walls are clad with concrete for a more minimalist look

The other walls are clad with concrete for a more minimalist look

The master bedroom is a peaceful space in blue and white, with an upholstered headboard and a window that takes the whole wall

The master bedroom is a peaceful space in blue and white, with an upholstered headboard and a window that takes the whole wall

The master bathroom is done in black and white, with neutrals and a double floating vanity

The master bathroom is done in black and white, with neutrals and a double floating vanity

The entryway is covered with pegboard and modern furniture, with shelves and potted plants

The entryway is covered with pegboard and modern furniture, with shelves and potted plants

There are many textures, brick, plywood, wood, metal and other surfaces that make the interior interesting

There are many textures, brick, plywood, wood, metal and other surfaces that make the interior interesting

The upper floor features a TV watching space, too

The upper floor features a TV watching space, too

Here you may see a working space in the corner with a floating desk and a storage piece

Here you may see a working space in the corner with a floating desk and a storage piece

Here there's an additional bathroom hidden with a curtain

Here there's an additional bathroom hidden with a curtain

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