My House: Architect Ester Bruzkus’s Irresistibly Playful Berlin Loft

Ester Bruzkus works her magic on a top-floor apartment in Prenzlauer Berg, going all out with colors, textures, and materials.

This was not Ester Bruzkus’s first rodeo. When a top-floor unit in her Berlin apartment became available, the architect jumped at the opportunity to revisit a design challenge as an even more seasoned designer. Like her first apartment in the building, the new home features warm wood and bright colors—but takes bigger, more emboldened chances when juggling contrasting hues, materials, and scales.

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