Nature’s greatest example of alchemy is at work as green leaves turn gold and fall on a gentle bed of brown pine needles. Do leaves feel bitter that trees drop them so easily? Certainly there is an elemental change in the air; a strange melancholy in the misty mornings and early sunsets that wasn’t there before. But even as the air grows chill we find warmth in cozy kitchens, oversized knits, and the world turning gold around us.
We ran across this lovely 105 square meter apartment in Barcelona that draws attention due to a vivid design and an original house plan. Designed by Miel Arquitectos, this crib inspires joyfulness and energy. The house is organized around a diagonal axis and on both sides, the rooms follow one another creating triangular shapes that ensure originality. It is interesting how the designer chose to go with an abundance of color while leaving the walls white. This way, the contrast is absolutely charming and the rooms are not overcrowded. There are plenty of details that you may find inspiring about this crib, starting with the creative staircase, the spiral shelving unit on the wall or the “liquid” hanger near the main entrance door. We also like where the stairs lead- a small, creative space that each can use in their own way (perhaps a reading corner could be well integrated here). Enjoy! [Photography: Nuria Vila]
After having a look at the photos taken in this lovely Scandinavian crib, one can only guess the last thing this apartment lacks is space. You will probably be pleasantly surprised to know that in fact, the total surface of this one room home is 44 square meters. Located in Vasastan, Stockholm, this bright and cozy studio seems to have it all: a delightful contemporary design, function and an overall welcoming atmosphere. According to Alvhem Makleri & Interior, this is an apartment that exudes peace and tranquility. The living room is a bright and social space with openness to both the kitchen and sleeping area. Large glass walls dissolve the border between inside and outside allowing natural light to reign. We are certain you already noticed the alcove, large enough for a king-sized bed. This may be a small apartment, but the design approach used to enhance it inspires only “over-sized” ideas.