Name: Edwin Nikkels
Location: Amsterdam – The Netherlands
Size: 645 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 1 year
Edwin played it smart when it came to furnishing his small space; he kept the design minimal, the colors neutral and found a unique way to carve out a bedroom (despite there not being an actual bedroom).
He also invested in high-quality pieces of furniture and decor. The result is an airy, "feels bigger than its size" space.
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Apartment Therapy Survey:
My Style: Modern, industrial and functional with a dash of "Americana" and "Asia," or just call it "Cosmopolitan."
Inspiration: Modern multi-purpose urban dwellings in London, New York and Tokyo.
Favorite Element: Wall cabinet system in my living room (I call it my "Wall of Inspiration")
Biggest Challenge: To make the apartment feel as big as my previous apartment (which was twice the size) while maintaining the same level of comfort.
What Friends Say: My interior has inspired many friends to revamp their interiors as well.
Proudest DIY: My "sleeping cabinet" at the end of the kitchen.
Biggest Indulgence: The stunning view from my roof terrace overlooking the skyline of Amsterdam.
Best Advice: Avoid IKEA and develop a taste of your own.
Dream Sources: My goal was to replace all my furniture by IKEA with genuine designer furniture, so that being said, I already made my dream come true.