This tiny apartment of only 42 square meters (about 452 sq. ft.) in the Linnéstaden district of Gothenburg, Sweden illustrates that you can turn a very small space into a comfortable and elegant home. The red brick kitchen island and dark gray stone floor give the space a stylish look. The open floor plan and bright decor in the living room makes the apartment feel bigger than its actual small square footage.
Interior designers Flora de Gastines & Anne Geistdoerfer of Double g created a cosy atmosphere for this small apartment in Paris, France. Using a simple white background, the designers added tasteful touches of green and yellow to brighten the canvas. The contemporary interior decor makes the simplicity of the small space a welcoming private haven.
You can live elegantly in a big city small apartment with a well arranged floor plan and tasteful interior design. Albert Court apartment is within walking distance of Hyde Park in London, England. This 1,380 sq. ft. (128 sq. m.) apartment has a contemporary and bright interior decor with beautiful hardwood floor. It is an example of elegant living with simple luxury.
Freelance Swedish interior designer for IKEA AnnBritt Wallmén created an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere for this apartment in Älmhult, Sweden. The yellow sofa from IKEA set the colour theme for the living room and dining area. Wallmén believes you can mix and match any style, as long as the colour remains the point of harmony, you can mix the 1960’s with 1700’s. You can put an IKEA furniture here and an antique piece from the flea market there, and make the room come alive elegantly.
The original open plan of this loft in Vancouver, Canada presented a challenge for design team Campos Leckie. It had to accommodate a young family within the spatial constraints of this urban loft. The floor plan only has access to natural light at one end of the loft space. As a solution, a series of sliding partitions are created to divide the open space of the lower floor, turning it into three bedrooms at night. During the day, the partitions are withdrawn and light fills the entire home.
Situated on Clifton Beach in the suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, the Victoria 50 apartments take full advantage of the ocean view. The interiors have plenty of natural light and the outdoor terraces are fully utilized for entertainment and viewing sunsets. Designed by Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects (SAOTA), these luxury apartments reflect the best of contemporary coastal living.
Robert and Cortney Novogratz of Sixx Design took a beat-up old building in New York City and transformed it into a functional, chic and fun family home for the couple and their six children. They installed glass balconies to maximize the view from the inside. For the interiors, they created a sleek and contemporary look and put a working vintage fountain on the back of the outdoor patio for contrast. For their kids, they built a basketball court on the roof and designed a dome over the court to mirror the dome of the building across the street.