This 750-Square-Foot Home’s Style Can’t Be Classified (in the Best Way!)

published Jun 25, 2024

This 750-Square-Foot Home’s Style Can’t Be Classified (in the Best Way!)

published Jun 25, 2024
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Home Type
Bedrooms
Square feet
750
Sq ft
750

Jadranka has owned this two-bedroom 750-square-foot apartment in Zagreb, Croatia, for five years. She shares the eclectic space with her two cats, Schmul and Ksenija. It’s located on the fifth floor of a building in the suburbs of Zagreb, and it’s a cozy space.

Credit: Jadranka

“The style I was most inspired by while decorating was a combination of Provence and Mediterranean style with some eclectic details,” Jadranka writes. “My bedroom, however, is inspired by a more Zen vibe, and I went for Japandi style there.”

Credit: Jadranka

Jadranka explains that she loves “colorful and warm spaces with a lot of light, so I tried to bring that to life in my home. I didn’t want for my home to be defined by a single style or to fit into any mold; I wanted it to be eclectic and different.”

Credit: Jadranka

“I really wanted for every detail to be something that is meaningful or beautiful to me, without worrying about rules of interior design. When it was done I felt that it came together really well, and it felt like my home — not something generic that was designed as a crowd-pleaser.”

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LIVING ROOM

  • Bookshelves — Vivre
  • Couch and bench — Vivre
  • Painting — Neuschwanstein castle by Detlev Nitschke, bought used on an online auction
Credit: Jadranka

DINING ROOM

  • Table and chairs — Bought from a local furniture store
  • Two main paintings on the back wall — Aquarelles by a Croatian artist Goranka Politeo
  • Small photos of flowers — Framed cut-outs from an old calendar
  • Flower rack — Vivre
Credit: Jadranka

ENTRYWAY

  • 100-year-old antique mirror — Bought secondhand locally
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"My bathroom sink cabinet is made from an antique buffet commode. I cut of the top of the commode to make room for the sink."

BATHROOM

  • Sink cabinet — DIY project; it was made from an old buffet commode, bought secondhand.
Credit: Jadranka

BEDROOM

  • Chest and the bed frame — Vivre; both are made from teak wood

Thanks, Jadranka!

This tour’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.