Visit an Architect’s Color-Happy Contemporary Home

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Visit an Architect’s Color-Happy Contemporary Home

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, architect Richard Keating of RKA Architectural Design Studio takes viewers inside his renovated Scotland home, which once belonged to his grandmother. Keating updated the 1,076-square-foot, semi-detached bungalow with a playful contemporary style for his family of four.

In the kitchen, blue cabinets, pale pink Formica countertops and accents of green, black and white punch up the fun design. A skylight tube offers a peekaboo view into the kitchen from the second-floor hallway. A double-height living room features an artful staircase with exposed birch plywood. And in a bathroom a curved wall of shimmery tile in various shades of blue and green creates a memorable moment.

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kschmid1

No doubt the whimsical colors and design make Scottish weather much more enjoyable to experience. I am so impressed by this architect’s creativity and talent, makes a white kitchen look rather pedestrian in comparison.

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K S

Hallelujah! A home with some color! Cheery, fun, nicely designed, and a home for "regular" folks, ie, not just the wealthy. Thank you!

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Gary Jones

Where is the fridge?

   
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xinexine

I like the whole house, especially the kitchen. Generally, pink wouldn't be my choice but in this case, it's a stellar feature. Good job of making the most of a smaller space house.

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squirrelyq

The light tube is really smart and doable I think at my house. Hmmmmm thanks for the idea.

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Akimbo

Wow! I love the round shaft of light that goes all the way thru to the main floor. So many good ideas. Not having a graspable handrail on the stairs would never pass house inspection in our region, but I do like the clean look of it. Nice to see a reno from Scotland. Thank you.


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buster57

WOW

   
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Helen Grützner

Where are the bathroom tiles from? They are stunning!

   
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whitesel

Beautiful use of color! Wish we could see the other rooms. What will you do with the outside areas?

   
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Elena Bain

This is very exciting! I lOVE 1960/70s house transformations and the use of colours, light and space is fantastic. Amazing transformation.

   
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mouthycow

I would love to know where the wall tiles used in the bathroom were from.