It's not easy to live in 450 square feet. It's even harder to make such a small space look spacious and airy. Danish designer Nikolaj Eis manages to do both with aplomb at his apartment in Copenhagen.
To be fair, it helps a bit that this isn't his full time residence. Still, the home is replete with smart ideas and color pairings for those of us who do live year-round in smaller spaces (as well as for those of us who don't).
- Well-placed color, including the fuschia shelving unit and yellow stool, enliven the apartment and tie it all together.
- Clever tableaus throughout the space look good without being fussy. Here, Eis plays with scale, setting an oversize desk light over a Muji model of New York City.
- A sculptural chair is artfully paired with a bright print. The unadorned windows let in plenty of sun and make the room look bigger.
- Floor lamps, art hung at different levels, and a textured rug create a quietly quirky corner.
- Sleek cabinets and a unique metal light fixture help define the elegant kitchen and dining area.
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Images: Andreas Mikkel Hansen for Bolig.