This Berlin Apartment Makes the Colorful Case for “Dopamine Decor”

published Oct 25, 2023

This Berlin Apartment Makes the Colorful Case for “Dopamine Decor”

published Oct 25, 2023
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Sisters Cira and Lischa Steiper, who founded the creative club and interior decor company Don&Dandy, have lived in their two-bedroom Berlin apartment for six years. 

Credit: Don&Dandy

The Don&Dandy ethos, known for its pastel hues, liquid-like shapes, and pieces that exude happiness, is clearly expressed throughout their apartment — even their landlord, whom they’ve rented multiple spaces from, takes notice of the warm designs. 

Credit: Don&Dandy

“It’s been so long that we actually became friends with him, and every time he enters the space, he can’t believe how it looks today,” the sisters say. “He is super supportive and happy we are taking care of his property.” 

Credit: Don&Dandy

Since moving into the 688-square-foot apartment (they also have another work-in-progress home in Milan), they’ve drenched the space in their funky, maximalist, “dopamine decor” style. Whether it’s including their signature colorful rugs, vintage pieces, or upcycled DIY products (like a transformed IKEA chest), the home screams Lischa and Cira. 

Credit: Don&Dandy

When friends visit their space, Lischa and Cira say they often hear that their apartment is welcoming, cozy, and embodies who they are as people and creatives with the pastel-infused decor. 

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Credit: Don&Dandy

PAINT & COLORS

  • Living room — Obi Baumarkt Paint 
  • Upcycle projects — Montana Spray Cans 
Credit: Don&Dandy

LIVING & DINING ROOM

  • Velvet twin sofa bed — Formel A
  • Rug — Hand-tufted by Don&Dandy
  • Coffee table — Vintage upcycle via Kleinanzeigen
  • Bowl — raawii 
  • Dining table — Vintage upcycle via Kleinanzeigen
  • Space age sideboard — Vintage find via Kleinanzeigen
  • Vintage tacke metal wire armchairs — Vintage find via Kleinanzeigen
  • Verner Panton Fritz Hansen magazine rack — Vintage find via Kleinanzeigen
  • Magazines — Type01
  • Coasters — Don&Dandy
  • Varmblixt lamp — Ikea x Sabine Marcelin
  • Fagerhult floor lamp — Vintage find via Kleinanzeigen
  • Ceiling lamp — Hay
  • Bench — Noo.ma 
Credit: Don&Dandy

KITCHEN

Credit: Don&Dandy

BEDROOM

  • Sideboards — Vintage upcycle via Kleinanzeigen
  • Flower rug — Don&Dandy
  • Mint cube — Don&Dandy
  • Gaston Rinaldi chrome chair — Vintage find via Kleinanzeigen
  • Oversized mirror — Vintage find via Kleinanzeigen
  • Candle holders — Vintage IKEA upcycle
  • Cushions — Fest Amsterdam
  • Breakfast in bed tray — IKEA upcycle 
  • Ceiling lamp — Hay
  • Posters — Gia Ram
  • Lila green blanket — Klekks
Credit: Don&Dandy

IKEA DIY HACK

Thanks, Cira and Lischa!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.
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