This cozy and tastefully renovated 32 square meters Scandinavian studio apartment we just spotted on Alvhem is located in Linnéstaden, Gothenburg, Sweden. Upon entrance to this welcoming Scandinavian style home, you are greeted by original brightly painted gray plank flooring and white washed walls. The kitchen is very spacious and comfortable, recently being given a complete transformation. The classic Ikea kitchen in gray occupies one wall, very tastefully designed with a Carrara marble countertop and classic bevelled white subway tile backsplash. Dimmable spotlights in the ceiling creates great ambient lighting for cooking. The kitchen has enough space for a small, cozy dining table next to a large window offering views across the yard and out to the private balcony.
The spacious living room is stylishly designed in a delightful color palette that is cheery and warm. The space plays double duty as a living and sleeping area, large enough to accommodate furniture arrangements of a sofa, small bed and clever storage solutions. A large window and glazed balcony doors allows plenty of natural light to penetrate the interiors, making it feel bright and airy. The cozy balcony with views out to a private courtyard offers plenty of space for seating and plants. With a wrought iron railing giving a period setting and flooring make of cast concrete with a wood decking overlay to add style and warmth.
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The bathroom is designed in a timeless style with white tiled walls and tile flooring in a gray-brown hue. The ceiling casts a glow with recessed spotlights and underfloor heating ensures that feet stay toasty warm after getting out of the shower.
Interior NVMD is a duplex with a loft designed for a family with two children by INT2 Architecture, located in Zelenograd, a city in Moscow, Russia. Comprised of 1,614 square feet (150 square meters), the whole space reflects a minimalist feel with Scandinavian aesthetics mixed with eco-industrial elements. The lower level offers a spacious open plan concept with living and dining rooms and beautiful chef’s kitchen with an island breakfast bar, perfect for entertaining friends and family. Also on this floor is a guest bathroom and laundry space situated under the staircase. Meander on up to the upper level where you will find three bedrooms, which all share one bathroom. The attic space offers a seating area, office, bar, media library and closet to store seasonal clothing, as well as a shower.
Highlights to this fabulous home includes preserved structural elements of the building such as exposed wooden beams, brickwork, girders and roof cladding. High ceilings helps to make the home feel bright and airy and wooden flooring throughout most of the interiors creates clean lines and a beautiful aesthetic. Bold splashes of color can be found in various parts of the home that has a pretty dominant neutral color palette.
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Photos: Courtesy of INT2 Architecture
This fabulous modern loft space was designed for a professional photographer, completely gutted and re-designed by Rad Design, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The space was setup with the exclusive intention of catering to the photographer’s needs. With custom shelving and displays to showcase the homeowner’s antique camera equipment and collection of photography books. Reclaimed wood materials were incorporated into the design as well as metal elements to create clean, simple lines. A clean white kitchen is bright and airy, offering plenty of cabinet space and a center island perfect for cooking. In the bedroom, a custom bed was designed on a platform to give the feeling of floating just above the floor. A clean lined bathroom adds to the modernity of the space. The whole space caters perfectly to the needs of a bachelor, simple, clean lines and modern, yet with a lived in feeling. Some pops of color and texture have been added through the use of an area rug in the living room, pillows and throw on the sofa and the bed linens and pillows. Artwork carefully placed on the wall adds some character and personality to the space. The furnishings and built-ins have an industrial feel with the mix of wood and metal.
This beautiful office space offers beautiful custom designed built-ins and shelving perfect for displaying books and personal knick-knacks. With a bank of windows on one side of the loft, the white walls helps to bounce light throughout the interiors, creating a bright and airy space. Exposed air ducts is in continuity with the industrial-modern feel of the space. Let us know your opinion on this loft space, is this a cool bachelor pad?
Photos: Courtesy of Rad Design
Interior IG is a small bachelor apartment designed to create a cozy yet highly functional interior atmosphere by INT2 Architecture, located in Minsk, Belarus. With a total surface area of 742 square feet (69 square meters), this home is a transition point for a young programmer for the next couple of years. Structured on one level, all spaces are kept open, with the only isolated areas being the bedroom and bathrooms. The bedroom is limited by a glass partition, helping to make the space feel larger and to bring sunlight into the room. A drapery curtain inside the bedroom can be pulled across for privacy. Metal has been a consistent element seen throughout the interior scheme, such as the living room cabinet, bar shelf, dining and coffee table. This is not the only industrial elements within this project, you see open air ducts, the light fixtures, old boards on the bedroom wall with graffiti and the brick partition bedroom the living room and hallway. The interior colors are based on the contrast between white and shades of gray with pops of brightly colored accents.
Features of this home includes an open plan living, dining and kitchen with an island, a small office space, bedroom, water closet and shower room with a laundry and sink and cozy balcony. Its amazing how this apartment is so small yet so well designed, with everything a person could possibly need. What do you think, was this small project successfully designed?
Photos: Courtesy of INT2 Architecture
INT2 architecture have recently completed the Interior TR project, consisting of a cozy studio apartment that maximizes living spaces, located in Moscow, Russia. We have presented to you many inspiring ideas on decorating small apartments here on 1 Kindesign, here is one more that will hopefully give you some great DIYs! This tiny space is comprised of just 430 square feet (40 square meters), designed for a young couple to live for a few years until they can save money to move to a larger space. A lot of us can identify with this, so why not embrace it and make your small apartment a home, not a temporary space, give it some personality. This is just what was done in this contemporary project, with the main principle to create a comfortable atmosphere, by zoning spaces into the needs of the inhabitants. The main functional areas were isolated, the bedroom and a working area, living room, dining room, kitchen and even a bar area on the balcony. There is a walk-in closet situated in the hallway, bathroom and even a small laundry space. That is a lot to fit into just 40 square meters! This project was an impressive division of space and came across very successfully.
Although small, the interiors feel spacious and cozy, what do you think? Could you live here?
Clever storage ideas are everywhere you look in this great studio design. Well appointed interiors are soothing on the eyes with a very clean color palette. Small furnishings help to make the space feel bigger while at the same time create divisional spaces with the separate arrangements.
A magnetic chalkboard wall is the perfect solution to housing a wall of spices. These magnetic spice containers can be found at places such as World Market and IKEA.
Tip: To help create more space for your washing machine, take out the door and install a curtain. You can purchase either a tension rod from a hardware store or a piece of cable from IKEA or West Elm to install the drapery curtain.
Photos: Courtesy of INT2 architecture