This Parisian studio packs an enormous amount of functionality and style into a compact 30 square meters. Light, bright and airy, the apartment has all the necessities and still manages to be very chic and comfortable.
Designed by architect Katerina Mijic, every bit of space has a purpose. The entire studio is done in a pale oak that helps keep the residence light in color and atmosphere, ideal for the owner who is a young photographer. Despite the size, this small space packs in a fully equipped bathroom and kitchen, a semi-separate room, a dining space, and a lounge area. The light green color that’s paired with the wood is also a visual link to the rooftop lawn outside the window.
A critical factor in deriving the most function from a small space is, in this case, the custom furnishings and storage units that are used in this studio space. All the furniture and built-ins are made by Domus Arhitekti in Serbia. From this view into the kitchen, a striking feature is the lack of hardware on cabinetry everywhere, which helps maintain a clean and uncluttered look.
While every bit of space is functional, the design includes plenty of attractive visual elements. Shelving units in pale green are accented by the green cabinet fronts in the kitchen. The full wall of storage cabinetry is broken up by the green elements, particularly the display cubby in the center. Having a few things artfully displayed helps convey an uncluttered, unstuffed atmosphere, which is key for not feeling closed in. On the right side, cube shelving units hold books and on the opposite side, a unique single row of wine cubes runs from floor to ceiling, emphasizing the height of the space.