Sarah Van Peteghem shows local designs in Berlin apartment

Sarah Van Peteghem showcases local designers inside Berlin apartment

Interior designer Sarah Van Peteghem dressed this Berlin show home with monochrome paintwork, assorted plants and furniture by local design brand New Tendency. 

New Tendency apartment by Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine Design

Van Peteghem, author of interior style blog Coco Lapine Design, was asked by Berlin estate agents Fantastic Frank to style a turn of the century flat in Schoeneberg, Berlin.

She chose to champion local design, selecting furniture and fittings predominantly from New Tendency – after which the New Tendency apartment is named – alongside pieces from other Berlin-based and Scandinavian designers.

New Tendency apartment by Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine Design

Van Peteghem paired the new designs with a selection of repurposed items including flight attendant's trolleys and vintage maps.

"Their designs have a very clear aesthetic and functional form, which contrasted very nicely with the delicate ornaments and the white waxed floors of the flat," she told Dezeen.

New Tendency apartment by Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine Design

Taking advantage of nooks normally filled by white goods, Van Peteghem framed a bright yellow plinth in front of a kitchen alcove.

The metal shelf, named Meta Side Table by New Tendency, is used to display an arrangement of leather-bound books and a Chinese evergreen planted in a white cotton sack.

New Tendency apartment by Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine Design

Nearby, a potted basil plant in a crumpled brown paper bag sits on a black wooden tabletop with pale edges.

This table rests on a black Masa Table Frame with angled legs and sits in front of a blackboard wall decorated with two monochrome palm prints by Peteghem.

New Tendency apartment by Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine Design

The vibrant green foliage of the planting is highlighted against the backdrop of monochrome paintwork. "I like how these bright greens stand out against the black," said Peteghem.

New Tendency apartment by Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine Design

Wooden cooking utensils are arranged on a makeshift counter top supported by a row of flight attendant's trolleys. The area is lit by a pendant lamp with an industrial-style metal shade and a vibrant yellow flex.

New Tendency apartment by Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine Design

A selection of curved-backed and traditional steam-bent cafe chairs sit around the edge of the dining table and a white desk with tubular wooden legs, by Normann Copenhagen, in the grey-walled living room.

New Tendency apartment by Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine Design

Stackable modular shelving units – Shift Shelf by New Tendency – display ornamental items and a white version of Form Us With Love's Plug Lamp. Drawings of Paris landmarks by Swedish designers Studio Esinam hang on the wall above.

New Tendency apartment by Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine Design

"Staying in the French theme, in the living room I hung up a vintage map of France and used the Meta Side Table as a bar," said Peteghem.

New Tendency apartment by Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine Design

A monochrome cushion in the shape of a mountain peak, named Herdubreid Mountain Pillow, softens a white chair with a spindle back.

New Tendency apartment by Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine Design

The pillow, by Berlin-based Icelandic design duo Markrun, is named after a flat-topped mountain in a smokey-grey Icelandic lava field.

New Tendency apartment by Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine Design

A white truncated light fixture by Stockholm designer Thomas Bergman is mounted on the ceiling overhead.

New Tendency apartment by Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine Design

In the entrance hallway off the living space, a black tepee-shaped hat stand contrasts the white paintwork and panelled door frames.

New Tendency apartment by Sarah Van Peteghem of Coco Lapine Design

Photography is by Magnus Pettersson and Sarah Van Peteghem.