A very cozy tiny studio interior in Paris
Of course, 15 sqm is not too many meters, but for a student, and even in Paris, it’s just a dream. Especially if they are decorated with such impeccable taste.
Look at the photo ! Small apartment such as this one is only 15 square meters ! But it looks extremely attractive. The secret of this tiny studio is its laconic and elegant colors: white and turquoise prevail here, plus some neutral gray and natural woods. Located on the third floor, it is imbued with daylight and looks very fresh, youthful and neat. What a young man needs.
This very small apartment, bought for a student, was in the most deplorable state at the time of its acquisition: dirty, cramped and completely uncomfortable. Obviously, a high-quality “refreshing” renovation was required here, and at the same time a more thought-out layout. Because 15 meters is still quite small. But here you need not only sleep, but also study, eat, and also be able to occasionally invite friends. Marion Albert, a young Parisian decorator and stylist, undertook to fit all the needs of the young owner into a more than compact size. The studio came out bright, clean and extremely comfortable – the dream of not only a student, but certainly many young bachelors.
Plan. The tiny studio has a fairly convenient plan: a rectangular space in the central room (about 12 meters), and the rest is a 2-meter isolated bathroom and a tiny entrance hall.
View before reconstruction: cramped, uncomfortable, uncomfortable and dark. The only thing that Marion left from the old finish was the parquet, which, of course, was looped and tidied up. The French treat old floor coverings with great reverence and will not change them unless absolutely necessary. And it’s not just about economy or environmental friendliness, but also about respect for old materials. The combination of old and new is one of the main hallmarks of the French approach to design.
The first thing the designer did was to clear the wall of gypsum panels and erect the most convenient bookcase-rack, made strictly to the size of the room. The doors are opened by pressing, the only exception is the wardrobe doors, they are too heavy for such a mechanism. All shelves are made to fit: for CDs, vinyls, books. The rack has built-in spotlights and sockets for a music center and a ball lamp
A compact sofa fits into the niche, which nevertheless converts into a comfortable double bed. Turquoise colored pillows helped to diversify strict gray – it was he who was chosen as the dominant accent: turquoise in the studio is not only accessories, but an entire wall opposite the library.
The beauty is in the details: there is a minimum of furniture in the house, but it is extremely light and elegant. An example is tables that fold under each other. An ideal solution for a small studio – they take up a minimum of space, but can be expanded into 3 full coffee tables, which is indispensable for the arrival of guests. In addition, you can “play” with them by laying them out in a ladder, which always looks interesting.
Marion turned the kitchen around in relation to its original location. Now she stands not in a narrow wall, but along a long wall. A small cabinet downstairs houses a refrigerator, the size of a minibar, and a cupboard. Upstairs there is a microwave oven and cupboards. The sink and induction hob are embedded in the oak worktop. The kitchen did not become larger in size, but it was extended with the help of an oak table, which in this case is extremely multifunctional and can play the role of both a cutting surface, a dining table, and a table for study and work.
“Apron” in the kitchen is made of glass, decorated with stainless steel. “It looks more interesting than just glass and is more practical than a stainless steel finish,” says the designer.
In a tiny hallway measuring one square meter, it was not even possible to fit a full hanger. Her role was taken over by cheerful colored hooks.
The bathroom is tiled with beveled tiles, which in Europe are called “metro”. It was designed for the Parisian metro at the end of the 19th century and is still loved by Parisians. A shower, a toilet and a small sink with a convenient cabinet fit into 2 square meters.
From SL https://incredibletinyhouse.com/
Originally posted 2020-08-29 12:42:27.