We Thought We Were Over Terrazzo Until We Saw This Epic Apartment in Lithuania
Why do some trends fizz out, while some stick around and — in many cases — keep coming back stronger year after year? Take terrazzo: We’ve been hawking that gorgeous, endlessly reconfigurable aggregate since at least 2013, but the design world’s adoration of it has hardly waned in the six years since. Still, when you find an application that stops you in your tracks, it’s worth noting, which we happily did this week with an apartment in Lithuania by DO Architects, first sighted on Yellowtrace. The terrazzo floor, made from enormous chunks of marble, granite, and travertine and combined with a white concrete binder, looks like a giant mosaic. Some of the giant shapes even make you do a double-take — at once looking like throw rugs or changes in depth. And though full of an array of hard materials, the space still maintains a warmth through light, shadows, creamy curtains, wooden wall panels, and pieces of furniture in the slightest pale peach. Minimal and crisp, cozy yet full of edges, we’d be happy to move right in.