A Tiny Stockholm Studio with Tons of Style

A Tiny Stockholm Studio with Tons of Style

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Nancy Mitchell
Mar 17, 2016
(Image credit: Elle Decoration)

The Stockholm studio of stylish Sasa Antic is quite small — only 260 square feet — but it's ample proof that living in a little space doesn't have to mean sacrificing style.

(Image credit: Elle Decoration)

Throughout the home, Sasa has used calm, muted colors (part of a color direction we're stating to see more and more of), which give the space a unique style without overwhelming it. The one exception to this is the kitchen, whose bright blue cabinets provide a delightful (and unexpected) contrast to the white marble countertop and backsplash.

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In a lot of smaller apartments, the designers choose not to divide the space, but Sasa, who admits that he hates open floor plans, did just the opposite. He added in a few short walls, one between the entryway and the kitchen (in the photo on the left) and another between the kitchen and the living room (in the photo on the right), which help to define the space. This way, the kitchen is tucked away a bit, and cooking messes and dishes left in the sink aren't visible from the whole apartment. Covering one side of each wall with a mirror visually enlarges the space and helps the walls to disappear (and also makes for some pretty trippy photos).

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Sasa has opted for a daybed, a hardworking piece of furniture that serves as both bed and couch. This solves the problem of where to put the bed and the couch in such a small space. The daybed (and all the rest of the furniture in the living room) being so low to the ground helps to create a feeling of spaciousness.

The photos of this space originally appeared in Elle Decoration: to see more, check out Coco + Kelley and Nordic Design.

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