Look! Sköna Hem's Glamorous Studio

Look! Sköna Hem's Glamorous Studio

Grace Shu
Apr 24, 2009

We've seen a lot of great small space solutions thanks to all the entries for our annual Small Cool contest; and here's yet another great example that combines the challenge of limited space with great style. This studio apartment featured in Sköna Hem sticks to a dark color palette of glossy black, purple, and maroon and uses some tried-and-true tricks to make this tiny apartment feel spacious. Check out more photos and floorplan after the jump...

The back wall of this apartment is lined with mirrors with black moulding creating a varied grid on the wall. In front, a purple chaise lounge offers casual seating and a smaller footprint than a traditional sofa. The real surprise though is what's behind the mirrored wall: At night, the chaise gets pushed to the left, and the mirrored "wall" is actually hiding a murphy bed and two closets on either side.

The dining area--a table and two chairs--take up a small area of the living space next to the window. It also doubles as a home office. Behind the table, the streamlined white cabinets help the illusion of an open space while offering storage inside and above.

The entryway doubles as a landing strip, thanks to hooks painted with a whimsical tree branch theme up the door. To the left of the door is the kitchenette with its maroon tiles and shiny black counters. A portion of the counter is dedicated to the "entryway": a catchall for mail, gloves, and keys sits right by the door along with a gothic candelabra and matte black vase with a pink rose. Underneath the counter is a small refrigerator/freezer combo.

A small alcove acts as a mini-library, holding a stack of books on a chic table underneath a gothic wall-mounted candle holder.

The bathroom carries the same color scheme as the rest of the apartment, albeit with smaller mosaic tiles in black. The sink is a bit bigger than some of the standard wall-mounted sinks to accommodate for extra counter space to hold cosmetics and other toiletries. A chrome towel rack is attached to the sink instead of on the wall.

The floorplan of the studio.

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[ Photos from Sköna Hem ]

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