A Small Space With Big Ideas
This lovely studio loft styled apartment combines two very interesting concepts: metal material and wood. This combination is prevalent throughout the interior design of the space, and it works!
Almost everywhere you look today, metal is a hot interior trend. Everything from copper and brass to aluminum and stainless steel has made it’s way into various décors from art deco to rustic to modernistic designs.
Daring with an industrial touch, this apartment has managed to create a cozy environment in a limited space without overcrowding the area. The layout is meticulously planned with each item in its rightful place creating an even flow. The metal accents reflect the contemporary minimalism of the interior design. With the living room and cooking area fantastically merged into a functional space, the effect that metal has on the overall appearance of the decor is impressive. Especially, with the floor to ceiling metal burning furnace.
The Chesterfield inspired couch (you can always identify this type of couch due to the curled arms identical in height to the back and the embedded buttons and nail-head trim) emphasizes the comfort element, so crucial in such a small space. It’s axiomatic, but not overwhelming. Another interior design technique that adds comfort is the eye catching accent wall of photos hanging from the ceiling. A grouping of photos is always an interesting talking point and in many instances help to “break the ice” in awkward social situations!
Light hued floors similar to European birch helps to broaden the space. Though the kitchen area shares the same area, it has its own distinctive niche. The white tiled backsplash and wall assist with keeping the illusion of a larger spacial dimension. Glossy metal is more than an accent in this small kitchen, it’s very sanitizing and contrast beautifully with the wooden floor. Stainless steel appliances add the right touch of glamor to the ambiance of the space. There are additional metal accents with the microwave, utensils, and cookware. The overall concept is superb!
The entryway is enlarged with a beautifully baroque framed mirror, and the accent wall adds a certain pizazz. The space is small but not cramped. It’s an example of clever manipulation of a limited space.
The sleeping area in the loft is a unique way to enlarge the space while maintaining the decorous comfort level. It’s the perfect way to create a one-bedroom illusion in a single room dwelling.
This studio apartment is reflective of all the qualities that make a small space worth investing in. With a variety of finishes and originality, this dwelling is the epitome of creativity with down-to-earth applications.
Images: Alexander White