We’re back with another Before & After post. This one is for you people out there who love an eclectic look as much as we do.
Warning: you’re about to see the most perfect mix of bold colours, patterns and textures all in one reading (if we do say so ourselves).
Bold but understated studio.
As there was only one bedroom in this apartment, it meant we seriously had to make the most out of each room and put practicalility at the front of our design. By incorporating a sofa bed (yes - gone are the days of boxy, bulky ones!) in the sitting room, it could go from a place to sit in the day to a place for guests to sleep at night. This was especially important as the property serves as an Airbnb so more beds equals more $$$.
Injecting pops of colour with the use of cushions and artwork helped to create the real life definition of eclectic; fit for a person who can appreciate some colour, but toned down with the neutral, tonal walls, chair and rug.
Despite the open-plan layout of the apartment, we wanted to zone off the bedroom from the sitting room one way or another. The landlord had toyed with the idea of building a partial wall to create a division between the two areas, but loved our idea of open shelving to double up as a divider and storage.
We didn’t want the bedroom to feel disjointed from the sitting room so we carried the orange from one room to the other to maintain a cohesive design whilst adding a monochromatic cushion and throw. Plug-in wall lights were also used to produce a relaxed feel and differentiate it from the sitting room by giving it more of a bedroom look.
Does this look make you happy inside? Let us know!