Reinterpreting the needs and wishes of a modern inhabitant, this apartment is perfectly adapted to a lifestyle that includes minimization of space and maximization of functionality. Robert Garneau of award winning design firm Studio Garneau turned a pre-war studio apartment into a transformable habitable space beautifully dotted with colors and textures. The Transformer renovation project included adding sliding walls to create a versatile space, a walnut clad wall bed for that extra space necessary for yoga during the day or a custom-made modular sofa that transforms into a queen size bed. Spotted on Desire to Inspire, the transforming living space has many interesting details that describe it as versatile – the large sliding wall is either hiding the bedroom or hiding the library. It can even become the surface on which movies are projected. In this open/closed floor plan, the kitchen couldn’t strike the wrong note – the dining table converts to a countertop at the push of a button. Even the washroom wall opens to expose walnut clad laundry hampers and linen closets – how is that for versatility?
Emerald is a color that has consistently topped trend charts in recent times and its jewel-toned glamor is perfect for bedrooms with Hollywood Regency style. Malachite pattern and color is also a smart choice if you love that luxurious look in the bedroom while eclectic bedrooms drenched in green goodness steal the show with sheer audacity and flair.
Green in the girls’ bedroom coupled with pink works surprisingly well and it elegantly complements other colors such as brown and orange as well. Working with more than 3 or 4 bright colors in a room requires great care, perfect planning and a hint of ingenuity that lets each hue standout even while blending with the overall look. While it does sound like a risky proposition, get it right and you will have a playful kids’ room that is a visual treat.