The h2o Architects have just finished designing the interior of a ski resort apartment in Menuires, France. Their “impossible mission” was to enlarge the living area, without touching the structure. The “out of the box” type of thinking helped them perceive the apartment differently than some would on a regular basis. Here is what they had to say about this subject: “To maximise the rather tight and constricted space, we chose to inverse the way of seeing it. Rather than trying to fit the furniture into the apartment, we decided to fit the apartment into the furniture!”
The apartment is located in a 1965 building, accommodating 2 bathrooms, 8 beds, a cooking area and a living room. In order to prove the impossible, the architects chose a furniture-wall, very functional and spacious. Basically, the furniture defines the apartment. The core of it is dedicated to the snowy white living room, offering a fantastic panoramic view upon the mountains. The curved wall is entirely wrapped in American walnut plywood. The entire concept developed by the architectural firm spins around the winter wood cabin. They tried to capture the coziness of the spot and create a unique homey atmosphere. Interesting and provocative, the apartment puts at your disposal a variety of sleeping nooks. We heard that finding your cushy corner after a full day of skiing, could simply be the best feeling in the world!
Fab Rugs World Tangier Pouf Ottoman at wayfair.com is a colorful piece that can be used as a cocktail table (add a tray), extra seating or a footstool. Jonathan Adler First Lady Needlepoint Throw Pillow by the king of kitsch adds a little vintage fun to a room. DENY Designs Miss Penelope Throw Blanket at allmodern.com has all the vibrant colors in fashion now, blended in one pattern. My Art Outlet Tile Tic-Tac-Toe Painting at allmodern.com has nine hand-painted canvases that can be hung in any configuration. Jonathan Adler Happy Needlepoint Throw Pillow has happy words like cash, puppies and sunshine for some retro chic.
Companies such as West Elm and CB2 have developed a whole range of apartment-size sofas and seating for small-space dwellers, and for good reason: The sofa is usually the most space-consuming furniture piece in a home. Opt for sofas that have a shallower depth, 37 inches or less. Skip oversized, rolled arms — which can waste a foot or more of floor space — and pick a modern, streamlined style with thinner arms. Less arm space also means more seating; in fact, an armless sofa or a one-armed chaise is the ultimate space-saving seating solution.