I wanted to share with you today one of the smallest apartments I’ve had the pleasure of working on. This newly built apartment in Crows Nest has 42sqm of compact living space. Comprising of a kitchen and living area, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and a balcony.
With limited space my client had a very simple brief, ”I like good design, but everything needs to be compact and have a purpose”. I was engaged to furnish the lounge room, balcony and bedroom. We went for a light contemporary scandi feel with everything we chose to furnish the space. Luckily the balcony was undercover so we were able to make this the dining area, using the inside space for a living room.
Our main pieces came from Jardan, Sounds Like Home, Globe West and The Rug Collection. Every piece needed to feel light, therefore we chose items that didn’t sit too low to the floor creating plenty of negative space at floor level to deliver a sense of spaciousness. We added an original piece of artwork by Kate Clarkson a local Sydney artist, along with a pop of colour through the floor light from About Space and this really brought the lounge room to life. We furnished the balcony with a simple round table and 3 chairs from MamaGreen, and the bedroom with a queen sized bed on legs to again create that sense of space, one bedside table, a floor light at the other side of the bed for balance and some artwork.
Below you can see the floor plan we were working with, my design for the lounge room and a finished shot. We’re still waiting on a couple of items for the bedroom and this will then be completed too.
Just goes to show great things really can come in small package, there’s something quite peaceful about living minimally in a small space.