Petite London flat with big style

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Oftentimes, it's the apartments that have the smallest footprint that end up being the most resolved. This is due to the fact both the occupants and the designers are required to thoroughly analyse the internal layout and consider every last square metre of space and its use. In this case, we see a petite flat in Hoxton reconfigured and renovated to pack a big punch! This is both in terms of style and layout, whereby Cassidy Hughes Interior Design & Styling has managed to successfully plan the space inside this apartment, creating a home that is cleverly divided with a stellar interior fit out. Take a look…

Additional credits: Photography – Morgan Hill-Murphy & Architecture – Claudia Iannantuoni.

The kitchen & dining area

The kitchen and dining area is a mix of Nordic themed furniture and cool retro vibes. The navy coloured cabinetry adds a dramatic touch, contrasting wonderfully against the white walls and pale timber floor. Storage is always an issue in small kitchen design, but as you can see, shelves and an abundance of cupboard space has been installed to ensure every necessary cooking object or appliance has a home. There's a small and casual breakfast bar to the left of the kitchen counter, great for an on-the-go coffee or quick meal. Otherwise, when the occupants prefer a seated meal at a table, that option is available to them too.

The kitchen up-close

The up-close view of the kitchen allows us to see the fusion of retro and contemporary fixtures and features that have been installed. Note the super space age looking rangehood that protrudes from the wall? This is to ensure cooking smells are kept in tow so as not to disturb those in the neighbouring rooms or those sitting on the couch. The intricately tiled splash back is yet another innovative feature in this space, replacing the tired and traditional perspex or large tiles we're so accustomed to seeing occupy the back of our stoves.

The living area

Here, you can see how the designers have cleverly used furniture to create subtle divisions between the various spaces in this open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The L-shaped sofa provided a distinction between this space and the next, yet does it in a way that is free of partitions and barrier free. Again, you can see the personality of the occupants take shape, through the exciting mix of pictures, books and textures on display. The bookcase which is located on the backside of the cupboard is a fantastic example of how the designers have best used every inch and surface of available space. 

The bedroom

Inside the bedroom, we find a sea of colours and patterns that show off the flair of the designers. Here, it is possible to see how they employed an eclectic theme and executed it in such a way it looks sleek and resolved. Given that many people have their ah-ha moments before they fall asleep, it is only fitting that the place we drift off into the land of nod inspires pleasant thoughts and creativity. 

The bathroom

Lastly, but definitely not least, we are treated to a view inside this extraordinary bathroom. The tiles that don a strip of the wall and floor in its entirety are really something special. Not only does it add a much needed contrast to the sea of white that has been employed in this space, but it also injects the room with a punch of character and charm that wouldn't exist otherwise. Down the smallest of details, each nook and cranny has been considered and decorated in such a way you can clearly understand the relationship between this room and the others in the home.

If you'd like to see another small apartment in London that has employed space-saving genius, check out the following ideabook:  Hidden secrets: Carpenter's workshop conversion home

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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