Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tiny studio apartment decoration

Tiny studio apartment decoration | My Paradissi ©Eleni Psyllaki

How can a 11'x11' studio (that's approx 3.50x3.50m) get all cozy and vibrant? Here’s my take on this tiny apartment in Harlem. The owner, a young, creative lady (she's a wedding and floral designer), wanted something fresh and bright, with pops of color and quite affordable to put together. 

I knew I wanted to somehow add more space into that space so I was ecstatic when she agreed on my initial proposal to dress one wall with a big forest photo mural! It was something I've been meaning to try a long time now, photo murals used to be something so passé (almost vintage if I may say) but they have sort of comeback these days. I guess in that helped the evolution of technology and high res printing on larger surfaces. Anyway, I must admit I was thrilled by the result. What do you think? It gives depth and perspective in this tiny space and, along with that, adds a natural tone to the decor (that most definitely ain't happening from the dull city view of the windows). 

Tiny studio apartment decoration | My Paradissi ©Eleni Psyllaki
Tiny studio apartment decoration | My Paradissi ©Eleni Psyllaki

With the large photo mural stealing the show, I kept the rest of the decoration plain, in neutral, mostly white, shades, with colorful touches coming through the accessories and photos on the walls (the owner is an avid traveler and has a great collection of photos from her trips). As you might recognise, most of the furniture are from IKEA as I wanted to keep the budget to a minimum. Although the space is really tight, we managed to fit a chaise loveseat for extra comfort. Due to the space limitations here are furniture on casters, like the coffee table serving as media console, the kitchen cart parked by the fridge when she's not cooking, and the folding dining table that is mounted on the wall and can be put away when not needed. Also, the teal lidded ottomans, serve as accent tables and seating (remember this post?) plus open to some extra storage.

Tiny studio apartment decoration | My Paradissi ©Eleni Psyllaki
Tiny studio apartment decoration | My Paradissi ©Eleni Psyllaki
Tiny studio apartment decoration | My Paradissi ©Eleni Psyllaki

All these happened through the Decorilla e-decorating platform, where I'm really excited to be a part of for the past couple of months. If you would like to design a room online with professional interior designer at a fraction of a cost, this is the right place to visit ;)

So, what do you think? I'd love to hear your feedback on this project!


Tiny studio apartment decoration | My Paradissi ©Eleni Psyllaki




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3d renderings by Eleni Psyllaki.

10 comments :

  1. Super cute ideas! I really love the pop of color the wall gives.

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  2. It looks amazing, Eleni! You seemed to have brought so much light + greenery into the space using mostly white decor with pops of green (that wall mural is GORGEOUS and so much fun!) I love the idea of bringing the outside in when you're living in such a small space - it really opens and brightens up the space! Really fantastic job!

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    1. Thanks Jess! I'm so happy you like it :)

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  3. This is absolutely amazing! So cute!

    I love your blog (have read since maybe... 2011?) and your aesthetic so much, and now I am VERY tempted to post a photo of my NYC living room to see what you could do with it! Even though I have beautiful images in my head for what I'd like my home to look like, I never seem to have the time/energy to create a beautiful surrounding. But that before/after design for that tiny, bare bones little studio has me thinking I should prioritize a beautiful, budget-friendly makeover for my apartment :)

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    1. Thanks for being around so long and for your sweet words :) Well, you know that I'd say that, but living in a beautiful homey home definitely makes a difference to our life and feelings! I'll be more than happy to help you transform your place into a little paradise on a budget! Feel free to send me an email with more details.
      Best,
      Eleni

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  4. Congratulations for the Apartment Therapy feature!! I love it :)

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  5. Where did you get the wall mural from and how much did it cost?

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    1. Hi, the photo mural is from wayfair and costs $101. You'll find the link to it within the text :)

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