The July project of the month winner is virginie-h and her New appartement paris. Virginie overcame an oddly shaped set of rooms to work with and created this wonderful one bedroom apartment. The apartment’s carefully crafted design works well due to the open planning and a practical use of space both horizontally and vertically. The ceiling lamp is a graceful addition that also gives a sense of playfulness to the living room.
The entrance is conveniently in the center for quick access to all the rooms. You can see in this plan view how Virginie took advantage of the separated area to the right to include room for the bathroom and a big home office.
The living room is to the left of the entrance. The bright walls and reflective wall hanging help make the room seem bigger. The teal color of the rug leads the eye into the dining area and the use of wood and plants make the room feel comfortable right away.
The hanging light claims this space for the dining area. Teal is used in different shades that tie into the living room rug and make it all one big space. The kitchen is tucked neatly along one wall and an island provides extra counter space and a natural spot for visitors to talk with the host. Once again the wood island and dining table warm up the tone of the spaces.
Virginie has made good use of the apartment’s windows to take advantage of the natural light. Down the hall a little way are the bathroom and the home office.
Another curvaceous light accents the home office complete with a couch and shelves behind the work (and play!) desk. Shades of black and white are used with a nice warm wall color. A quick peek down the hall will let you know when the meal is ready.
The bathroom is quite simple, but it still works nicely since the three tall windows add immediate interest to balance with the simple forms and surfaces.
A dramatic dark royal blue wall brings strong contrast and vitality to the bedroom. The artwork has been carefully chosen and provides an accent of bright yellow taxis zipping and zooming around. The bedside hanging lamps are just the right touch.
When you have a spatial challenge like Virginie did, apply some of her methods to make your design shine too.
Now it’s your turn!