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Inside Peter Fehrentz's Renovated Flat in Berlin

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With a confident color palette and clever space-saving tricks, designer Peter Fehrentz transforms a 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin.
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  The old wood floors throughout the open-plan space are painted a dark eggplant. The vintage PP19 armchair is by Hans J. Wegner for PP Møbler. The painting above it is by Ruben Toledo, a friend of Peter Fehrentz, the resident. A trio of Tom Dixon lights hangs over the Pirkka dining table, with bench seating by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Artek. The Berber rug is from Morocco, purchased from the Paris shop Caravane.
  Photo by Peter Fehrentz.

    The old wood floors throughout the open-plan space are painted a dark eggplant. The vintage PP19 armchair is by Hans J. Wegner for PP Møbler. The painting above it is by Ruben Toledo, a friend of Peter Fehrentz, the resident. A trio of Tom Dixon lights hangs over the Pirkka dining table, with bench seating by Ilmari Tapiovaara for Artek. The Berber rug is from Morocco, purchased from the Paris shop Caravane.

    Photo by Peter Fehrentz.
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  “I could see immediately what walls should stay and what should be ripped out and changed. I had a fantasy about how to transform it into a very personal place." —Peter Fehrentz
  Photo by Peter Fehrentz.

    “I could see immediately what walls should stay and what should be ripped out and changed. I had a fantasy about how to transform it into a very personal place." —Peter Fehrentz

    Photo by Peter Fehrentz.
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  Fehrentz designed the sofa and had it upholstered in fabric by JAB Anstoetz. He cast the concrete base of the table lamp. The 1950s teak coffee table is vintage.
  Photo by Peter Fehrentz.

    Fehrentz designed the sofa and had it upholstered in fabric by JAB Anstoetz. He cast the concrete base of the table lamp. The 1950s teak coffee table is vintage.

    Photo by Peter Fehrentz.
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  Sheer gray curtains by Ulf Moritz for Sahco add to the apartment’s moody atmosphere.
  Photo by Peter Fehrentz.

    Sheer gray curtains by Ulf Moritz for Sahco add to the apartment’s moody atmosphere.

    Photo by Peter Fehrentz.
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  The copper-colored leather pouffe is one of 48 DIY projects featured in Fehrentz’s book, Made by Yourself. The English edition will be published in 2014.
  Photo by Peter Fehrentz.

    The copper-colored leather pouffe is one of 48 DIY projects featured in Fehrentz’s book, Made by Yourself. The English edition will be published in 2014.

    Photo by Peter Fehrentz.
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  He created the star as a prop for a photo shoot. The kitchen cabinets benefit from a pop of rosy color, a custom hue. Fehrentz designed the steel-and-wood storage unit.
  Photo by Peter Fehrentz.

    He created the star as a prop for a photo shoot. The kitchen cabinets benefit from a pop of rosy color, a custom hue. Fehrentz designed the steel-and-wood storage unit.

    Photo by Peter Fehrentz.
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  Fehrentz displays his collections of art and objects throughout his apartment. The chair is a vintage Chiavari from the ’60s.
  Photo by Peter Fehrentz.

    Fehrentz displays his collections of art and objects throughout his apartment. The chair is a vintage Chiavari from the ’60s.

    Photo by Peter Fehrentz.
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  The table is from Flamant and the Metropol light is from Habitat.
  Photo by Peter Fehrentz.

    The table is from Flamant and the Metropol light is from Habitat.

    Photo by Peter Fehrentz.
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  A sliding door divides the verde bamboo granite bathroom from the bedroom.
  Photo by Peter Fehrentz.

    A sliding door divides the verde bamboo granite bathroom from the bedroom.

    Photo by Peter Fehrentz.
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  Fehrentz designed the wardrobe; the doors are covered in canvas printed with a baroque landscape scene. The curtains are by Dominique Kieffer.
  Photo by Peter Fehrentz.

    Fehrentz designed the wardrobe; the doors are covered in canvas printed with a baroque landscape scene. The curtains are by Dominique Kieffer.

    Photo by Peter Fehrentz.
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  “The northern light, combined with dark colors, creates an artistic, almost dramatic atmosphere, reminiscent of the Flemish Old Masters.” —Peter Fehrentz
  Photo by Peter Fehrentz.

    “The northern light, combined with dark colors, creates an artistic, almost dramatic atmosphere, reminiscent of the Flemish Old Masters.” —Peter Fehrentz

    Photo by Peter Fehrentz.

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