Our Rockaway Hotel design rewinds to the 1960s: a seductive beach where urban grit meets surfable waves. Each room blends beachy pops with Scandinavian modernism; all topped off with rattan furniture, teak finishes, and vintage Indonesian textiles. The goal is for hotel guests to feel at home in the lobby, dining spaces, poolside and bars, the perfect balance of vacation socializing and private getaway.
This was a full renovation job completed in 2022. The space is 450 square meters with 32 employees. SINTEF's former office premises bore the mark of poor layout and was in need of a major upgrade. SINTEF are researchers and therefore need to sit in their own offices in their daily work. This solution was therefore continued, but with today's need for more interaction, it became even more important that the social zones could also be used for less formal meetings, in small and large groups.
BA3 is an upscale restaurant, cafe, bar, lounge, rooftop and nightclub at Solli plass in Oslo, all of which Curious Yellow conceptualized and designed. The concept was for each area to be unique, layered and welcoming so color palette and texture was at the forefront of design.
This Atlanta eatery transports guests to Indonesia, where the fish is abundant, the greenery is lush, and the furniture is solid teak. This concept is infused into every detail, with chairs and benches covered in thick, durable leather, and custom chandeliers designed to look like antique fish traps.
Tufto is an artisan chocolate kitchen and showroom in Oslo, Norway. We conceptualized with the clients to develop designs that fit the existing Tufto brand with feminine, modern and and colorful notes.
Parisian Chic on Madison: This fami- ly-friendly residence effortlessly blends radiant charm with airy high ceilings, in- tricate details, and a neutral backdrop splashed with vibrant colors and eye-catch- ing wallpaper. Mixing different materi- als and styles, the living room becomes a sun-soaked haven, bathed in natural light, steering clear of dark shades, and instead, bursting with lively art, cozy textures, and inviting materials.
A contemporary sushi bar in the heart of Oslo bringing together the humblest of Nordic and Japanese culture.
This 9k square foot transitional home was a unique gut renovation challenge. While keeping a traditional sensibility, we moved walls and stripped back unnecessary details, added bathrooms and outdoor living, while infusing it with modern and clean touches. The goal was to create a beautiful, fresh, beachy yet livable home that was equally chic and unpretentious. The was achieved by using high and low designs, a textural variety of color, and whimsical art and wallpaper.
This full-floor apartment overlooks the East River and the radiant morning sun. The two-fold design is both subtle and modern with white oak, blackened steel, travertine and white boucle, while feminine shapes and soft materials complement the architectural foundation. These dual elements are balanced perfectly with playful paneled nooks and artistic wallpaper.
This was a full renovation job completed in 2022. The space is 450 square meters with 30 employees. SINTEF's former office premises bore the mark of poor layout and like most office buildings - sterile and uninviting. They had few social zones, long corridors and the space did not invite to get together in the work place. Curious Yellow embraced these challenges with the floor plan, with e.g. to build custom seating areas around columns and technical rooms. The result today is a bright and colorful office, which is a nice balance between professional and homely.
Juxtaposing the existing architectural features such as concrete, steel, and shiplap with colorful wallpapers and rugs softened this sleek modern home. When you aren't staring in awe at the ocean’s crashing waves, visible from almost every window, you may take note of the jewel-like pedants dripping from the ceilings or the mix of earthy materials that relax the sturdy structure.
The Ivy is a famous, popular nightclub located on the west side of Oslo. It was built for for extremely hard use, but designed to always look glamorous and chic. With it's vibrant, retro-inspired space, this is a place to see and be seen while dancing the night away. Carefully laid out and lit to accommodate large crowds late into the evening, we arranged the flow for adequate seating and to maximize bar operations.
Phase one of this mid-century modern home renovation was a simple facelift of paint, wallpaper, and hardwire lighting, while we prepared for permits for phase two. The first step was to infuse the space with retro vibes, layering in color, vintage pieces and fun. Phase Two includes an additional 2,000 square feet of playful space. Check back in 2024!
This beach hotel has deep roots in a town that takes pride in their local energy and history. We aimed to maintain the structure while brining it up-to-date with paint, updated siding and modern railings. The rooms are filled with Balinese fabrics, teak and plenty of rattan. Montauk is a fishing town first and a vacation destination second, so our goal was to make a cheerful, unpretentious getaway that doesn’t stand in the way of local culture.
We transformed this typical Hamptons home into an ultra-modern, wood-laden masterpiece with the help of REV 4 Architecture. 12,000 square feet of cedar ceilings, along with rope and jute only heighten the whimsical touches of wallpaper and color. These dynamic differences make this beach home more playful that initially expected, durable as can be and perfect for entertaining.
It’s a fast-food restaurant—but it’s no McDonald’s drive-thru. This sun-soaked space focuses on culture and nostalgia, on a dime. With nods to the 70s and 90s hip-hop culture, the final design is a youthful vibe where everyone is welcome.
This captains house, built in 1780, was renovated with integrity to keep the energy, and as many materials as possible, of the past intact. Because of the uniqueness of the projects interior we chose to keep the staging minimal yet special. The furniture here is either vintage or designed by Lukas Machnik. The gorgeous living room rug is by Eskayel, and paintings are by Lonny White and Lukas Machnik.
This quick renovation nods to the quintessential soho loft with its brick walls, exposed pipes, and rough creaky floor. We added a modern oak kitchen, plaster, and pops of pink to balance the rougher more architectural edges.
The Juicery Porsgrunn is one of Norway’s many juice bars. A casual, cafe environment, a variety of seating, creative lighting and an assortment of plants create this playful, Scandinavian, minimalistic style.
This Tribeca Penthouse design hinges on white oak, brass and sunlight to enhance the bright, airy space. We brought texture into the design with interesting shapes and pops of color from an impressive art collection, working in more classic mid-century pieces from Hans Wenger and other contemporaries.
At the heart of this project was the original single-room home in the center. Taking inspiration from the original 19th-century construction, we mixed the salvageable materials with warm woods, bohemian materials, and a Scandinavian ethos. The result is something chic yet unpretentious, reminiscent of living in the clouds.
Modus is a co-working office space in Oslo, Norway with a 150-person capacity. The project goal was to make private offices flow seamlessly with shared common areas, meeting rooms, and a kitchen. We color-blocked with durable materials and modern shapes and lighting, then added plants for good energy and a zen quality.
This new build was inspired by the farm houses and horse farms in the surrounding area. This modern farm house was built so that every room has a designated purpose, with nothing overdone. The client’s primary home, the aesthetic is summery and bright but also lived-in and warm. Woven together with luxurious layers, surprising colors and plenty of rich wood, the final result is a cozy, comfortable year-round space that is both functional and beautiful.
This popular restaurant blends indoor and outdoor spaces, with an air of transportation. Contrasting black-and-white and brilliant green foliage team up with rattan and sunlight to carry guests someplace tropical and wild. Order a margarita, feel the breeze through large windows, and consider yourself on vacation—even if only for a meal.
This Wall Street penthouse was designed for a busy, young family. Filled with mid-century classics, un-fussy fabrics, organic shapes and pops of color, the white walls and stark black windows act as a canvas for the various textures and materials. The result is a modern, Scandinavian, fun and comfortable family home.
This 15-foot wide, four-story Brooklyn Brownstone was a challenge of proportions. A reunification of several apartments, the demo revealed many renovations and the history of the building. The goal was to keep the history in-tact while injecting art, travels, playfulness and soul.
Justisen is a historic bar-house and events space located in central Oslo. Originally an apartment building from the 1840s, this protected space is rich with antique elements. We built upon the existing atmosphere by adding layers, luxurious textures and lighting to enhance the Old World beauty of the building with hints of sophisticated and modern design.
The Black Barn in Wainscott , NY transformed this space into something rustic and warm — infused with Bohemian Indonesian custom furniture and the client’s existing pieces for a special and eccentric twist.
Doodle Workspace is a membership workplace for tech creatives. Playing off the raw space of high ceilings, glass, and concrete floors, we added pops of pink, mid-century loungers, architectural lighting and celebrate prints from famous artists. The finished product is equal parts comfortable, trendy, and low-key, an inspiration for the 20s-30s tech crowd.
Our client named this Southampton estate “Shangri-La”, so our goal was to create Utopia: “A remote, beautiful, imaginary place where life approaches perfection.” Our client’s version of Utopia was a high-style design but with the peaceful ethos of comfort, yoga and whimsy.
This Columbus Circle duplex overlooks Central Park, which inspired the rich coloring of the design: deep walnut, beige, and pops of green and grey dance with charred black wood and luxurious brown velvets. The result is structured, clean and elegant, reminiscent of both the city and park landscapes.
This Traditional Hamptons home already had wainscoting, coffered ceilings, and wall panels. Rather than fighting or altering this old-school design, we upgraded it with various design elements: silk wallpaper, jute, high art, and beautiful black metal fixtures. Off the walls, we added deep linen and boucle couches, marble touches, and lots of wool to balance the space texturally. This dualistic approach yielded a comfortable, homey space with thoughtful, elevated style.
This Tribeca loft has the most perfect light, which we accentuated by creating a glossy white box. Like a treasure chest, it contains a collection of special pieces from vintage stores and worldwide travels, mixed with eclectic accessories and contemporary art from local greats. This space is an homage to NYC.
The first phase of this 1980s Salt Box redesign was inspired by casual dinner parties, whimsey and a collection of vintage items. Each piece was picked for its uniqueness, history and fun, personalizing the house into a home for living and entertaining.