How to give a sense of space to a small apartment? By decompartmentalizing and modifying the distribution of parts. Demonstration with three projects realized by Olivia Henriette and Olivier Fabert, interior designers of Agence o2 ...
Case 1: Make a studio more spacious and user-friendly
The problem: In this studio with garden-oriented balcony, the separate kitchen turns the living room into a corridor. However, the kitchen and its window offers the room to live a potential of reorientation to the balcony and the garden.
The solution of the interior designer: The kitchen was opened on the living room, bringing an additional window and changing the direction of the main room. This is no longer a corridor but a living room rich in new perspectives. The counter of the kitchen has been reduced to the benefit of a drop-shaped table, at the usual height, which does not close the kitchen compared to the living room.
Designed for rent, this studio has also benefited from a complete renovation, with quality materials that allow easy maintenance and aging without damage. All equipment and storage were integrated.
Case 2: decompartmentalize a 2-piece and make it more practical
The problem: Very compartmentalized, this 2 parts profits from a bad distribution of the parts. The kitchen is far from the living room while a corridor is synonymous with lost space. Finally, the separation between the living room and the bedroom reduces the feeling of space.
The solution of the interior designer: The desire was to open up the rooms as much as possible and to reverse the layout of the bathroom and the kitchen. Thus, in order to offer a greater volume to the apartment, the partitions between the rooms were deposited and the American kitchen was integrated into the living room.
The passage between the living room and the bedroom has been enlarged, creating a series of windows. Only the bathroom remains partitioned and incorporates a closet opening from the entrance.
Case n ° 3: Option semi open kitchen for this 2 rooms
The problem: This apartment on the 6th floor is very bright. But the separation of the rooms in depth gave an impression of darkness and confinement that made him quite sad. Finally, the kitchen in length does not allow lunch, despite its large enough area.
The solution of the interior designer: The new apartment offers an inverted order of rooms in length, giving rooms to live a volume bathed in light. The open kitchen is now leaned against the bathroom. It is separated from the living room by the bar and a fixed glazed frame, workshop style, which keeps a beautiful transparency.
The room was opened by a wide sliding panel (150 cm) on the living room to be able to choose between an open space (with the lighting of the 3 big windows) or a stay separated from the room. Soft materials and shades are awakened by smart tiles in the kitchen and bathroom.
Olivia Henriette and Olivier Fabert
Agency o2: 26, rue de la Victoire 75009 Paris. Such. 01 42 36 38 40