Small Space Living | Mid-century Luxury in a 520 Square Feet Apartment in Greenwich Village

Ending the year 2015 with my favourite topic – Small Space Living :)

This one is a New York city studio apartment belongs to architectural designer Greg Dufner. I really like the layout of this studio, where privacy is still preserved by carving out the sleeping area with a built-in bookcase as divider from the rest of the space. Every inch of the space looks just right.

It’s amazing how much style you can pack into a mere 520 square feet, and the mid-century flair is – oh so warm and luxurious.

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Images via Dwell and Dufner Heighes website


Industrial Meets Glamour | Kensington Townhouse by Suzy Hoodless

Familiar with this wallpaper?

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This is the Arizona from the range of contemporary floral wallpapers designed by Suzy Hoodless for Osborne & Little.

Suzy Hoodless is a British interior designer who has spent 5 years as Interiors Editor at Wallpaper* magazine, before setting up her design consultancy in year 2000. Besides creating stunning interiors, she also has her own collection of wallpapers for Osborne & Little, a rug collection for The Rug Company, and cashmere blankets for Johnstons of Elgin. (See more of her collection here)

Today let’s look at one of her many beautiful interior design projects.

This is a 6-storey west-London townhouse done in collaboration with Michaelis Boyd Architects.

It is industrial, it is glamorous, it is sexy.  And the book-lined study with the Crittal-style windows and patterned floor tiles  is to die for.

While not all of us have the budget to splurge on every designer pieces seen here, I’m sure you will find some inspirations to introduce a little glam and luxe  to your adobe :)

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Felipe Hess | Retro Apartment with Patio in Sao Paulo

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I guess I just couldn’t get enough of the work by Brazilian architect Felipe Hess. So here’s another apartment designed by him.

Simple white walls and unfinished concrete walls provide the perfect canvas for the original pieces of mid-century designed furniture to stand out. The geometric-patterned flooring and accessories bring in just the right amount of colours to compliment the decor. The overall look is classy, yet fun and quirky.

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Images via Felipe Hess

Felipe Hess | A Sao Paulo Apartment with Interesting Mix of Flooring Materials

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In this Sao Paulo apartment designed by Felipe Hess, we are seeing an interesting transition of flooring material from the kitchen to the living area. There isn’t a hard line dividing the two areas, instead, the green tiles/vinyl covering in the kitchen are laid out to look like water flowing towards the wooden floor area. Such an interesting design focal point!

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