Today on House Tour Tuesday we continue visiting and virtual touring small apartments from the Small Cool 2012 Contest in Apartment Therapy.
Even though the contest finished a couple of weeks ago we thought it was a great idea to bring some of our favourites in the contest. We were amazed by ingenious people are when they decorate a small place and we were surprised by how smart some of their storage solutions were. Again this week none of our links were winners but they certainly deserved it.
This is a small apartment of 348 sq feet (32.33 sq metres) but it’s big enough for the couple that lives in and their wagging tail chocolate Labrador. It has a living/kitchenette area with some office space and a big couch (a luxury in such a small place). The living/kitchenette area has another luxury: a working fireplace where their dog (obviously) likes to sleep.
A bedroom, small bathroom and big closet next to the entry complete the place. It’s a great example of working with an old building. The fireplace wall has been left exposed and the bricks rough texture mixed with the old floorboards and more modern details create a very dynamic and stylish apartment. You don’t always need to use paint or pattern to decorate; the materials in your decor can do wonders for any space, big or small.
This apartment is actually quite big compared to other we have brought to the blog, almost twice the size of several of them. With 980 sq. feet (91.05 sq. metres) is certainly not small. But the kitchen is very,very pretty and practical. White painted cabinets with very simple lines are combined with stainless steel appliances and a fantastic splashback. The black tiles on the kitchen floor (the same as in the bathroom) complete the look.
The rest of the house is painted in a blue/grey shade that combines very well with the wooden floorboards and the rest of the decor.
This is a 460 sq. feet (42.74 sq. metres) very small apartment. We liked the colours and how well planned the layout is. The walls are painted grey and thanks to the bright coloured accessories manages to look very modern and stylish without overwhelming you.
A main room shares the functions of living and bedroom and the rest of the apartment is dedicated to a full kitchen with dining area and again bright accessories against the grey painted walls, and a bathroom.
Grey can be a terrific colour on your walls when used wisely and this apartment is proof of it.
This is another example of terrific layout in a very small apartment. It’s just 392 sq. feet (36.42 sq. metres) but in that small space it manages to have a kitchen/dining/living room quite spacious and beautiful, a full bedroom and a bathroom.
The apartment is painted in neutral colours with just splashes of colour using accessories. The neutral colour of the wood flooring continues in the light wood cabinets used in the kitchen.
It’s a great layout and a great apartment.
And something different from the previous links. This is a Tudor style house and they decided to decorate the house considering all its inhabitants tastes. The mother liked colourful interiors while the father preferred something more traditional and the daughter wanted something more ethnic and colourful as well. The first floor was decorated in a traditional style making use of strong colours around. In the second floor they created a Moroccan style den for the daughter with lots of bright colours and exotic features and accessories.
It’s a very successful compromise between opposite styles.
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