Former Office Space Becomes Penthouse Focused on Fun

Slide into this fun, personality-filled penthouse designed by Ghislaine Vinas and architect David Hotson that features a floating loft and multilevel slide.
Contemporary Living Room With Great View

Contemporary Living Room With Great View

This one-of-a-kind living room boasts a stunning gray sectional, large arched window and unbelievable views.

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Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design

With a playground-style slide, bold accent colors and unconventional architecture, one thing is clear about this penthouse: it's not meant to be taken too seriously.

Interior designer Ghislaine Vinas and architect David Hotson spent four years turning this former office space into a vibrant home that reflected their clients' laid-back personalities.

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Formal Living Room Focuses on Stunning View

Colors are kept muted in this formal living room to keep the attention on the stunning downtown view. Fun textures and artwork introduce the playful theme of the penthouse.

Making Different Rooms Work Together

Because of the home’s layout, multiple rooms are visible from any given spot, meaning each room's design has to work together. The sleek white kitchen serves as a hub between the living and dining spaces with a view of the second floor. 

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Continuous White Backdrop

Designer Ghislaine Vinas maintained a pure white backdrop throughout the home and added texture and colorful accents to create the energizing attitude the couple wanted for their home. 

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Modern Bedroom With City Views

The glamorous white bedroom features modern design with a highlight on the surrounding city views. Pretty patterned wallpaper and a gilded chandelier add a feminine touch to the soft space. 

Secret Passage

A pass-through leads to the penthouse's best feature: the hanging nest getaway.

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Nest-Like Getaway

Positioned over the formal living room with a connecting hallway to a guest bedroom, the nest serves as a getaway with just enough room to sit down on a small sectional.

Bringing All Colors Together

All of the accent colors in the home are laced together in the bold wallcovering in the guest room next to the nest.

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Slide on In

The top floor of the penthouse features some of the couple's artwork collection and the entrance to the slide that links each floor.

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Formal Deck With Informal Furnishings

Yellow and green accents pop on this charming wooden deck, which serves as the perfect place to lounge with friends and enjoy the city view.  

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Small Modern Bedroom With Smart Storage

This sleek modern bedroom makes the most of a small space by framing the bed with shelving and drawers for clutter-free storage.

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White Hallways With Angular Walls

Like the rest of this cool, modern home, the sleek white hallway is marked by crisp lines and angular halls.

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The team never had a specific look that they were trying to achieve. Instead, they aimed for a particular feel.

“I wanted the client's sense of humor and easygoing attitude to come though in the feel of the apartment,” Vinas said. “I think our approach for the interiors was playful and cheeky."

Sleek Modern Kitchen With Island

Sleek Modern Kitchen With Island

This sleek modern home makes the most of space with a spacious island with seating for six and a fabulous second story with glass walls, which make the kitchen feel even larger.

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Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design

Because of the home’s layout, multiple rooms are visible from any given spot. This means that every room in the home has to work together. 

“Design for the rooms started with a color selection so we could figure out a color story throughout the apartment,” Vinas says. 

With a pure white backdrop, Vinas introduced texture and and colorful accents to add the energizing attitude the couple wanted for their home. Each space packs its own punch of color with all of the looks culminating in one statement-making fabric located in a floating loft in the center of the home. 

Girl's Bedroom With Slide

Girl's Bedroom With Slide

This modern white bedroom keeps it fun with an indoor slide and colorful artwork which serves as a one-of-a-kind headboard.

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Ghislaine Viñas Interior Design

“The crazy floral fabric in the floating nest area is actually the unifying fabric that ties the colors together in various areas of the home,” Vinas says.

Color isn’t the only thing that makes this home so interesting. The structural components work together to create a one-of-a-kind space with the floating nest area, a continuous slide and hidden crawl spaces for the couples’ cats. 

Hotson's creative architecture made the floating nest area possible. Positioned over the formal living room with a connecting hallway to a guest bedroom, the nest serves as a getaway with just enough room to sit down on a small sectional.

“I was very influenced and impressed with (Hotson's) vision and loved that I could inject my own sort of craziness within these parameters,” Vinas says adding that the space ended up being a “reaction to the architecture” paired with a working knowledge of the couple's lifestyle.

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