Next up in my best of series are studio apartments. I always love studio apartments because I feel that people are most creative in small spaces. Here are my favourite studio apartments of 2016.
While everyone is posting Christmas related interior I decided to go for a more normal home tour today. This studio is only 30 square meter but it screams luxury. The custom made cabinets are high quality and the studio is filled with Scandinavian design classics. It’s perfect as a pied-à-terre but honestly I would have no problem living permanently in this small but comfortable studio apartment.
A teeny tiny studio apartment often looks like a closet with a bed. Unless of course when you’re Scandinavian and you give it the Scandinavian look. This 18 square meter studio apartment in Gothenborg is decorated in a traditional Scandinavian style. They remained neutral in the color palette with white walls, and grey & black decor pieces. The bed is covered with cozy pillows and throws to make it super cozy and ideal for living ánd sleeping. If you have a teeny tiny studio apartment, this is how you should style it. Definitely no closet-feelings here!
When you have been blogging for a few years like I have, it’s quite possibile that you find homes that you’ve featured before only differently styled. I like to browse (Scandinavian) real estate sites and I recognized this studio apartment in Gothenburg immediately. I have posted this studio a year ago and even though the style hasn’t changed dramatically it’s still nice to see the space with slightly different decor. This time the studio is styled in some warmer tones which suits the season very well. The studio has lots of natural elements such as the plants, wooden furniture and the IKEA Viktigt chair suits this space very well (unfortunately it’s no longer for sale). Which style do you prefer? This one or the summer version?
That I’m a big fan of studio apartments is probably not a secret. I find it incredibly inspiring to see what people can do with a tiny space and make it a comfortable home. I have posted this studio apartment in Stockholm a few months ago on tumblr and it was a big succes. Now the studio apartment has been put on the market again by Alexander White. They have redecorated the studio and I must say it looks even better now! The studio has an industrial vibe and it doesn’t lack for anything. The wooden floor and Kakelugn already give the space a lot of character and they didn’t clutter the small space with too much furniture. The living room only has a Chesterfield sofa and a chest of drawers but they decorated the space so wonderfully with artwork, plants and candles that it doesn’t look bare. Could you live in such a small – but cool – studio apartment?
I have posted about the projects of Tara and Percy of Jersey Ice Cream Co many times before on my blogs simply because their work is absolutely stunning. Today I will give you a brand new project by Jersey Ice Cream Co that they have just finished renovating and the best thing about this home is that you can actually stay in it! This Rittenhouse apartment already had a good foundation with high ceilings, lots of old charm and a private roof terrace but after Tara and Percy worked their magic it has become a beautiful serene space. The apartment might be small but with the neutral colorscheme and clever design such as the benches against the wall they made it a beautiful serene and functional space, it’s the ideal airbnb stay to unwind after a long day in Philadelphia.
We’re in the middle of the summer holidays (and nice warm weather has finally arrived in The Netherlands, yay!) which also means that the real estate market is slowing down for a few months. However every now and then a beautiful home shows up like this studio apartment in Gothenburg styled by Emma Fischer. The homes that she styles always have such a serene and light atmosphere they are the absolute perfect example of great Scandinavian design. The base of this studio apartment in Gothenburg is white with some soft natural tones in the accessories. The plants give a nice pop of green and the botanical atmosphere continues in the kitchen with a botanical flower wallpaper. Living in a small studio apartment is absolutely no problem if it is styled as well as this studio in Gothenburg.
There are many perks about living in a studio apartment; it’s cheaper, you have less space to clean and it’s always cozy. But of course all your belongings are in one room and sometimes you really don’t want to look at your unmade bed, maybe you have guests and want to get some privacy or you simply want to create some different areas in your studio apartment to make it feel more like a ‘proper home’. There are many creative sollutions for this problem and I have made a lovely selection on how to divide a studio apartment.
This small yellow studio apartment might be for sale in Stockholm. The former owner of this apartment is an architect and has completely renovated this small home where he made excellent use of all the available space with storage in the most unexpected places (f.e. on top of the bathroom). This amazing studio apartment combines the old 1800’s details of the building with modern design. Beside the wonderful design there’s something else special about this apartment which has everything to do with the new Stockholm real estate agency Nooks.
Oh hello dark beauty! I only saw one picture of this dark coloured studio apartment and I was sold. This studio apartment just came on the market by Entrance Mäkleri (seriously their homes are just amazing). I absolutely love the dark coloured walls in the living/sleeping space, despite this the space is very light thanks to the combination of the three windows (see that cute little one in the corner) and the light wooden floor. The studio is quite large and can be divided into seperate rooms (I prefer it this way though) and there is a seperate spacious kitchen, with again a large window and nice wallpaper from York Wallcoverings. I love studio apartments and this one is definitely high on my list of favourite ones.