When decorating a small space, the conventional wisdom is to use light colors to make the space seem as large as possible. But when your small space has high ceilings and great lighting, sometimes you can get away with breaking a few rules — and create a studio apartment with all the style of a much larger home.
This Swedish — of course it's Swedish — studio has a separate kitchen, and a rather large, high-ceilinged space that serves as both the living room and bedroom. An overall palette of black, white, and neutrals, accented with just a bit of greenery (and a few touches of gold), gives the space a moody, dramatic appeal. The dark walls provide a lovely contrast to the white ceiling and and light-colored floors — and help draw the eye to the room's intricate moldings.
Besides the high ceilings, another thing that contributes to the apartment's feeling of spaciousness is that it's not packed with furniture. Even in a smaller apartment, the designers have chosen to leave quite a bit of floor space empty, for a relaxed, uncluttered feel.
The black and white palette continues in the kitchen, with a leafy black and white toile wallpaper, and black cabinets that provide a delicious contrast to the white walls.
Want to see more? There are lots more photos of this apartment on My Scandinavian Home.