Kaemingk Design is an American interior design studio, located in Portland, Oregon. The studio designed the interior of the penthouse of Cosmopolitan Building and named it Cosmo Penthouse. The interior is light and clean so the attention remains on the beautiful view all throughout the apartment.
Organic elements such as a painting by Eric Blum and the modular sofa complement the hard lines of the dark-coloured fireplace.
The clients of Kaemingk Design wanted to refresh their penthouse in the Cosmopolitan Building in Oregon. According to the American interior design studio, the home felt lifeless and there was no coherence between the individual pieces of furniture and between the furniture and the rooms. ‘Each piece was either too large, too tall, too complicated or had too many individual elements for a place with commanding views,’ says Chelsea Kaemingk, one of the designers. ‘And although everything was neutral in tone, the colours clashed.’ Kaemingk Design took its inspiration mainly from the existing architecture of the rooms and the beautiful view that comes with a house on the twenty-seventh floor. Organic elements such as a painting by Eric Blum and the modular sofa complement the hard lines of the dark-coloured fireplace. A mixture of neutral warm colours and natural materials make all the pieces of the house into a whole. The view is an important element in the experience of the house so the studio chose to use as much low furniture as possible. The office space was transformed into a reading room with a view of the Fremont Bridge. Kaemingk Design gives the Cosmo Penthouse character by bringing soft colours and minimalistic elements to the space. The rooms are coherent and simple due to the expressive materials. Brandt Kaemingk adds: ‘Every material has a role to play in a space and when paired right, they can create harmony in the big picture.’
Photography: George Barbaris