Small Space Living | Christophe Poyet’s Retro-inpired Parisian Apartment

A small space of 35sqm did not stop architect/designer Christophe Poyet (co-founder of Humbert & Poyet Architecture) to infuse character and charm to his Parisian pad.

This apartment is located in the attic, and originally consisted of three rooms. The highlight of the apartment is the stunning views of Sacré – Coeur right out of the picture perfect window. Christophe has completely transformed the space to visually expand the room so that all three windows can be seen from any part of the apartment.

My favourite part of this apartment is the choice of colours for the kitchen cabinet and wardrobe door. The perfect french blue and olive green that I’ve always wanted for my own home :)

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Images via Domaine

Source – Architectural Digest Russia

30 sqm Apartment in Shanghai Transformed into Creative Home of a Young Couple

The owners are a young couple of the creative sort.

He loves music. Singing, playing the instrument and recording are what he likes to do at home. She works as an illustrator, and requires a bright and quiet space that is conducive for her to do paintings without distraction. She also runs a fashion blogshop, and is in desperate need for  proper storage to keep the stocks from being damaged by the 3 cats they have at home. They both hope to have friends come over for gathering.

However, their current home which has a long and narrow layout, with a small balcony as the only source of natural light, simply does not fulfill any of their needs.

This is a story from the China’s TV show 梦想改造家, which is like the Chinese version of “Before and After” TV show done in Japan before.

And let’s have a look at the result after the transformation done by designer 范继景 from 壹舍室内设计(上海).

The tight 30m2 space was opened up to create one unobstructed space that creatively suits all the needs of the owners’ daily living, her business, their hobbies and not forgetting – the 3 cats :)

Upon entering the house, you are greeted with a splash of colours from the patterned tiles. The kitchen cabinets are kept to one side of the wall, with a pullout table that serves as the dining table for the couple.

On the other side of the kitchen was the toilet separated by a wall made with aluminium panel, which is thinner than a concrete wall. The designer has made some perforated circles with acrylic inserts on the wall and doors too add more visual interest. I think it does look like a polka dots wall when it is illuminated with the lights from the toilet.

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INT2 Architecture | All-in-one box for small space living in Moscow

The last project to share in this INT2 Architecture series, is a small room of 14 square metres in Moscow.

Despite the size, the designer has creatively designed a multifunctional “box” that holds a compact storage for wardrobe, deep drawers for storage, shelves for small items, bookshelves, and a place to sleep and rest (bed and sofa). Opposite the “box” is a sliding door that functions as a the screen for the projector, and when opened, reveal a full mirror that visually enlarge the tight space.

I could really imagine spending my day in this cozy nook that is not lacking in functions at all!

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White and Blue Minimalistic Apartment by in Him’s Interior Design Hong Kong

With one of the highest property prices in the world, small sized apartment are common in Hong Kong.

Here’s another small-sized apartment with cool design to share. This is a City One Block 51 project by in Him’s Interior Design.

Most parts of the hose including the furniture are kept in white to visually enlarge the space. The design is minimalistic, but is far from boring, due to the clever use of accent colour – blue. The injection of blue against the white background, the white sand filled below the glass of the study table, evoke the relaxing feeling of Santorini…

Not too bad at all for a tiny apartment in Hong Kong!

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The customised side table (above) can be expanded and turned into a dining table when needed (below).

And the original coffee table? Just the right height to become the seating bench!

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Images via in Him’s Interior Design