Interior DI is a wonderful small apartment design with open and functional interior living spaces by INT2 Architecture, located in Saint-Petesburg, Russia. This 1,130 square foot (105 square meters) renovation project encompassed adding additional space to the home by incorporating the balcony into the interior of the apartment, transforming it into a plywood box. The addition gave space next to the kitchen for a breakfast/dining area right next to a bright window. Another part of the remodel was space created for a work zone. This included room for a desktop and office equipment, separated from the common areas by a bilateral bookshelf. The open kitchen was given an unconventional new layout with storage space and appliances located in cabinets along the far wall and in the kitchen island. The wall cabinet also plays host to book shelves for cookbooks and reading books for the living room. The back of the kitchen wall features floor to ceiling exposed brick that has been painted white, reflecting light from the nearby windows. The style of the interiors is a beautiful mix of Scandinavian tradition and modern interior design. The white washed walls and neutral wood planked flooring act as a backdrop to the pastel hues of coral, pale blue and pearl gray, creating an atmosphere of warmth and comfort. The most important characteristics of the interior ambiance is the simplicity of design and great attention to detail. At 1 Kindesign we love to feature unique and well designed apartments for inspiration, and this sensational apartment is no exception.
The graphic print from the area rug and pillows adds texture and detail in this otherwise simple design. Small coffee tables are simple to move around when guests come to visit to create more space or to use for placing food and beverages. The easy flow between the living room and kitchen makes entertaining easy. We here at 1 Kindesign love hearing our readers thoughts on the homes we feature. So, what do you think, do you like enjoy the simplicity of this design?
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This charming turn of the century apartment discovered on Alvhem invites a social lifestyle with its bright and airy interiors, located in Linnéstaden, Gothenburg, Sweden. With a total surface area of 570 square feet (53 square meters), this home showcases plenty of preserved details from the late 1800s. All rooms having been renovated to offer current trend amenities while at the same time incorporating lovely details from the past. As you enter, you are greeted by a bright kitchen and beautiful living room. The open floor plan provides a lovely space, with stylish furnishings, white painted walls and original white painted oak planks that runs throughout the apartment. The cozy kitchen is very spacious and open to the front hallway, hosting a small dining table, perfect for entertaining guests. The living room has clean lined and functional furnishings, with one corner adorned by a beautiful white tile stove that is purely for decoration. Two large windows welcomes light into the space, make it bright and airy and a great place for being social. The walls, with crown molding framing the ceiling, are painted in a light gray hue, which helps to highlight the preserved original details.
The back of the apartment is where the bedroom can be found, in a peaceful location looking out onto a quiet courtyard. The bathroom is situated my the main entryway, adjacent to the kitchen. This allows for great access from all areas of the home and makes it easier when guests are over to not have to enter the bathroom through the bedroom, which is the usual setup in homes of this size. We enjoyed sharing with you this small, yet functional and stylish apartment. Have a look through the rest of the images and let us know what you think!
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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 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
Your apartment interiors should be designed to support you and your living needs, helping you to decompress and unwind at the end of a long day. If this is your first apartment, creating a space that is functional, organized and cozy can be a major challenge. If you have a look at a helpful website such as Apartment Therapy in New York, there are all sorts of ideas on how to dramatically change the way your apartment looks and feels, all with some easy to follow steps. No matter what your budget, it is possible to implement any type of style inside of these different apartment interiors, whether it be contemporary, modern, traditional, transitional, eclectic, beach style, industrial, you name it.
Living Room Add Ons
There are some great additions you can make to your living room to make it feel more unique. Unfortunately most apartments are not very spacious, but if you like to entertain guests, this may not allow you enough room to have ample seating for everyone. That is why you should consider floor pillows for extra seating. These oversized pillows can be placed next to a coffee table or sofa and are great for instant seating or for lying on the floor while watching the TV. Taller side tables are a great addition as well. Most people go for tables that are smaller or on the level with their seating. However, taller tables provide more room underneath for added storage, plus it can increase the dramatic appearance in the living room. Adding in a tall cabinet works the same way. Tall cabinets use a lift, which can increase the amount of storage room available in the apartment.
Add Accents to a Room
There are some excellent ways to add some pizzaz to any plain room in the apartment. A statement area rug is a really great way to tie the room together. Maybe the rug has a bold color pattern or it is just unique in some way. Regardless, having this kind of a rug is a great addition. Adding some type of foilage to your apartment can make excellent accent pieces, not to mention it helps improve the air quality in the room by absorbing pollutants. A fiddle leaf fig tree or even some citrus trees are great indoors, can add color and also help improve the smell as well.
For someone on an extreme budget, adding an accent wall is a nice way to start. This accent wall is designed to stand out from the rest, such as a red wall, with the surrounding walls in a neutral color. This makes a great addition to any apartment and can truly help take the apartment to the next level. You can also try adding decals or a chalkboard wall. If your apartment is a rental and you are not allowed to paint, you can used chalkboards decals, which are removable and do wonders at livening up large expanses of boring white walls. If you are really wanting to use chalkboard paint, you don’t necessarily have to use a wall. Just about anything can be transformed into a chalkboard surface, such as an old mirror with a unique frame (pick it up at a salvage yard or yard sale). If you are not allowed to hang anything on your walls, you can prop it on a table that is pressed against a wall, a great focal point!
Transform an Extra Closet
It is possible to transform an extra closet so it not only holds more, but looks great doing it. Try painting the inside of the closet, leaving the trim white (or a different color) just makes it feel more like a house. Plus, setting up a desk with shelving can help separate the different items that are to be found inside of the closet, and even wall boards make it possible to hang small odds and ends, without getting cluttered, so it is far easier for anyone to find what it is they need from inside the closet. If you have an upper shelf, try storing small items in baskets to keep organized. An extra closet can also be transformed into a small office space which can be closed off when you are not working.
With color contrasts and surprising design details, this fully renovated old apartment is located in Madrid, Spain, showcasing a welcoming floor plan distribution. Impeccable aesthetics and unique decor are the foundation for this fun and inviting apartment. However this house can be found to be much more than just a pretty face. This small apartment of only 968 square feet (90 square meters) is situated in a building that was build in the twenties. It had a very compartentalized distribution to the spaces within the building footprint. However it had amazing high ceilings and an excellent location being in the central district of Madrid. The owners purchased this home and commissioned interiors studio Dimensi-on to complete the project. They designed a novel and practical layout and finishing up with beautiful new decor.
One key element to the project was to create a separate common area by a wall. Now the living area has access to the master bedroom, walk-in closet and integrated bathroom. On the other side of the wall is an open plan dining room and kitchen with a beautiful design aesthetic that breaks the image of a traditional kitchen.
In the dining room there is a surprising optical effect that has been created with mirrors, a circular neon wall mixed with retro accents.
The bedroom decor showcases some surprises such as wallpaper that focuses attention with its sharp contrasts. The bathroom offers luxury sinks that bring a high level of decorative detail to this amazing apartment.
Photos: Courtesy of Mi Casa
Garçonnière Marais is a contemporary bachelor pad showcasing bright and airy interiors, designed by interior architect Tatiana Nicol, located in Paris, France. Situated in the heart of Paris, this friendly apartment home features 538 square feet (50 square meters) of living space where practicality marries originality and beauty.
Description from the designer: The private rooms are ultra cozy and functional with storage optimized, taking advantage of the high ceilings. As for the living room, volumes have been optimized by painting the wood ceiling beams a clay green. A custom open plan kitchen was beautifully crafted, as well as a library and realizing that it creates a passage to access the room.
An area rug is used in the living room over the hardwood flooring to delineate the space from the rest of the home and to create a welcoming and cozy living room environment.
Photos: Courtesy of Tatiana Nicol
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