WOW! This 400 sq ft cabin in Swannanoa, North Carolina is a simple blend of Scandinavian and Japanese sensibilities and is so brilliantly laid out to maximize the small footprint. While being essentially one open space, it has a living room, breakfast nook, a bathroom, a kitchen, a media loft, a tea loft, and a bedroom. Designed by Shelter Collective – an interior design + architecture + custom furnishings studio whose attention to detail is impeccable. (You can rent this via Airbnb!)
Small doesn’t have to mean insignificant and boring. Make every piece count and a small space can feel larger than life. From white shell, to layered urban retreat. A complete redesign and renovation of this one bed London apartment, creating a new start for the homeowner. A layered scheme of pale wood, natural stone and linen with touches of brass and laquered wood. The palette is a soft neutral base (perfect for our client) with a powerful deep burgundy top note that adds sensuality. Bespoke joinery creates ample storage with black metal details throughout that ground the whole space. We opened up all the doorways to full ceiling height and connected the kitchen to the space with a new opening. Interior design by 2LG Studio.
The home of Washington, DC interior designer Melissa Colgan is the perfect example of how adding lots of patterns and layers in a small space (712 sq ft) can make it feel much grander than it is. There are so many styles going on here and it’s so thoughtfully curated and everything works so well together. This is how you do eclectic!
Photos: Stacy Zarin Goldberg
Type St Apartment, a 35m2 one bedroom 70’s unitt subtly reimagined by architect Jack Chen of Melbourne-based Tsai Design. Cleverly designed to change between office and home.
Inner city living often throws up the battle of small garden space versus off street parking. The option of having both, garden over garage, is in itself problematic. How to get lush green outdoor space without access to a natural soil profile – in planter boxes, on slab and vault structures? This Paddington plot is a clever and oh so chic solution from Sydney-based Paddington Fieldwork Associates.
Photography by Brigid Arnott