Smallspace monthly | exploring an Aus mini apartment

For anyone who looks to Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration, you know the moment when something catches your eye and you almost gasp in excitement. The combination of wood finishes, neutral colors, greenery, and contrast between them all is what makes my thumb halt while I audibly say “oooo” – even when I’m at a coffee shop filled with people. Well that’s what just happened when I scrolled by this project showcasing a mini apartment, ironically located just near where I used to live in Melbourne! It’s filled with textures, neutral colors, and greenery in all the right places. There are several functional aspects of this space that communicate the strong principles behind Mont’s process! Check it:

Look at all this balanced asymmetry! Love it. The designers – from Tsai Design, by the way – clearly marked the zones in this space to divide and define their uses, though they have no barriers between them. The entry, covered in wood paneling, intentionally pulls people across the room with the direction of the flooring. The directional flooring doesn’t continue into the living room, because this space holds less movement; it’s defined as a relaxed area with solid colors.

image found on Planete Deco

Also, check out this epic tiny mud room right next to the entrance. It’s totally flexible with the pegboard, and looks downright sexy with those wine bottles if you ask me.

image found on Planete Deco

And then there’s the kitchen.. a beautifully balanced mass that is subtle in its nature, yet acts as an art piece to the room with its dark contrast in stone top counter and recessed surfaces.

image found on Planete Deco
image found on Planete Deco

Inset lighting gives some drama and brightness to the space. Lighting the walls, regardless of the shelving or cabinetry that covers them, forces your eye to see the full width of the room and in turn makes it feel larger!

image found on Planete Deco
image found on Planete Deco

A white, semi-opaque sliding door conceals the bathroom and creates the illusion of a fogged window.

http://www.tsaidesign.com.au/

So the GIF above is what makes this project pop to me. I. Love. Multifunctional. Walls. Tsai Design has done such an incredible job making use of each of the 35 sq meters.

Check out their full project at http://www.tsaidesign.com.au/

 

Stay inspired! Cheers! x

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