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.
There are so many great examples of how to utilize space in small apartment and we just featured an extreme example of a 16Sqm flat converted from a former master bathroom. Designer are trying really hard to make each inch of the space and some people might don’t like it since it is just too complicated. In those designs, mostly like you don’t have your dedicated bedroom area – you either sleep on a convertible sofa or have your bed in the air. There are nothing wrong with it, but someone might not want to go that extreme and still want comfortable, spacious and modern looking living space. Hence, we picked this creative apartment of Cristina Bordoiu, Romania based architect and interior designer, who successfully created a two-room feeling crib out of 40Sqm.
This incredible small apartment (130 Square Feet = 16 square meters) in Paris just create a record among those ingeniously designed tiny cribs featured on Designswan. Converted from a former master bedroom, this micro-apartment has almost everything you need as a bachelor. Thanks to its high ceiling, architects Marc Baillargeon and Julie Nabucet is able to create an elevated platform between the living zone and kitchen, which is not only effectively separate two functional area but also hide a sofa bed to accommodate inhabitants’ living needs. Moreover, you can fully hide the bed to create more space if needed. With all those creative and inspiring ideas, this tiny apartment has fully functional kitchen and bathroom, an eating area, a studying area and a living & sleeping area. The only thing seems missing for me is a wash machine but it is still hard to believe all the rest is only built on 130 Square Feet surface. Anyway, let’s enjoy the photos and get some inspiration of effective utilizing limited space.