Maid rooms in Paris have long been considered ungrateful and secluded spaces in the beautiful Haussmann buildings. Always located on the top level under the roof of these buildings, they are characterized by their small size, with rudimentary aesthetic interior spaces and common circulations difficult to access. However, due to the general increase in property prices, these forgotten square meters generate a new consideration and become a new type of housing.
Located in Lensovetovskij, a village near Saint Petersburg, Russia, this small but elegant crib was especially developed for a young couple. Even though the room is quite small and they don’t have a formal bedroom, reasonable arrangement with right color painting makes the room big, bright and airy. The colorful lighting element give a special touch to the space and create a vivid ambiance. The usage of huge mirror and glass shelves make the bathroom more spacious.
This charming central Stockholm duplex apartment spreads over a total of 55 square meters, has the design in mind to offer a luminous environment fit for Sweden’s long and dark winters. Wide usage of white wall, furniture and decoration bounce the light around and provide a bright urban living spaces. Arched windows invite sunlight deep into the apartment. High ceilings allows owner to have a mezzanine bedroom which is also flooded with light from the skylights. Moreover, the mezzanine connected with a cozy terrace which provide a perfect place to enjoy the sun and fresh air. The only thing is a bit awkward for the place is it seems only have one bathroom on the mezzanine. It means visitors have to to through owner’s bedroom and dressing place to use the bathroom. But for the rest, there is no much left for complaining.
When talk about Scandinavian apartments, the first thing comes into your mind might be the usage of white color. White wall, white ceil, with furniture, white is undeniable main tone for Scandinavian apartments, and there is no exception for this one. However, different from others, the first interior you are likely to observe upon entering this 34 square-meter crib probably is its edroom, creatively separated from the rest of the project through glass walls. The glass and giant mirror helps to open up the room and give the spacious impression. A series of accent items such as the coffee table, the the candles, the chandelier or the fireplace give the apartment a unique personality and a mixed ambiance. Moreover, a small yet loevly balcony is perfect for a coffee and breakfast during warm summer mornings. The only suggestion I can give this place is to have some kind of curtain inside the glass bedroom to provide some privacy.