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A Scandinavian cocoon in Tours

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A Scandinavian cocoon in Tours

Julien Poulain

When the new owner buys this apartment of 32 m2 in Tours, the place does not look mine. Long rented to a student, he was not even have a room. The original bathroom had an oversized tub, the floor was lined with white linoleum and the walls were damaged. Whatever, the owner calls on theinterior designer Cécile Gorce, MadaM Architecture agency, for completely renovate the apartment, all with a limited budget of 20,000 euros !

Creating a small space often requires finding tips to create storage space while facilitating traffic. For this renovation, the focus has been on creating a room apart which gives this apartment its warmth. In the living room, thespace has been optimized to the maximum to create a sitting area and a functional kitchen area. And to limit costs, theinterior designer Cécile Gorce relied on the recovery as well as a reasoned choice of supplies and materials. Vintage furniture, colors and patterns recall the Scandinavian trend. Today, theapartment of 32 m2 makes the happiness of its owner. Discover why!

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The renovation project in brief

Idea : rethink the layout of an apartment by creating a sleeping area separated from the living room with an indoor canopy. All in a Scandinavian atmosphere, both warm and cozy.

Place : Tours.

Area : 32 m2.

Works : 2 months.

Budget : 20,000 euros.

In this 32 m2, the space has been arranged in a functional and clever way

Central element of the apartment, the interior canopy separates the spaces to create a true sleeping area in accordance with the wishes of the owner. Another advantage, it lets the light circulate and preserves the intimacy of the room thanks to its full base. Made to measure matt black painted wood, it brings a chic industrial touch that responds to the monochrome wall of the room. This one defines the room space of 5 m2 and brings out the volume.

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The interior canopy separating the space to create a separate sleeping area

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A wall separates the entrance from the bedroom. This separation has been redesigned to create storage space on both sides. Thus, the entrance benefits from a large closet with sliding door, while side room, part of the wall receives openwork shelves. Two in one, this linear separates spaces while offering plenty of storage space.

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Room side, part of the wall has been arranged to create storage shelves

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In the bedroom, the headboard with built-in storage is an extra space saving trick. Since you can only walk on one side of the bed, you have to find a clever way to create storage without hindering traffic. Practical and aesthetic, this headboard is also used as a bedside table. Here, the decoration contrasts with the more Scandinavian universe of the stay. Black frame, black and white bed linen, monochrome suspension, it's the chic touch that sublimates the volumes!

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Ikea storage bed

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With a surface not exceeding 3 m2, the space dedicated to the kitchen and dining room opens onto the living room. The Ikea model fits perfectly in the small area, accommodating all the necessary elements. Sinks, plates, taps and even refrigerators were recovered in order to keep costs down. The Leroy Merlin cement tile credenza brings out this small space with style. The interior designer has chosen an island against which the sofa is sticking to the living room. With its solid beech worktop that extends into a bar table, it is ideal for preparing but also to take meals.

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The small kitchen of the apartment is as functional as aesthetic! Ikea kitchen, Leroy Merlin cement tiles, Made.com bar stools

Julien Poulain

In the small bathroom, we had to deal with a major constraint: the wall at an angle. To overcome this difficulty, Cécile Gorce has proposed a custom made vanity unit able to adapt perfectly, to offer storage while accommodating a basin of reasonable size. Above the suspended toilets, more modern than on foot, openwork storage shelves were installed. In the comfortably sized shower, we find the cement tiles present in the kitchen, a retro touch that gives character to the space.

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In the bathroom, everything has been designed to make the space comfortable and create storage space. Leroy Merlin cement tiles

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The decoration of this apartment surfs the Scandinavian trend

To meet the wishes of his client, the interior designer has relied on a decoration bringing warmth and comfort, so as to create a cozy cocoon. Using warm materials such as blond wood, and warm lighting, the atmosphere smells of Nordic inspiration. A vintage-style dark sofa, as well as coffee tables and suspensions, respond to the pastel softness of the blue walls. As a bonus, black elements contrast the whole thing: the indoor canopy, the wall of the room and the kitchen, the patterns of the cement tiles and the bed linen. The asymmetric mirror, acquisition of the owner, allows to visually enlarge the space. Although small, the apartment can accommodate guests. Through the bar counter in the kitchen, as the sofa bed that turns into sleeping for two people after dark.

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Conforama convertible sofa, Made.com coffee tables

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Furniture vintage look, pastel blue, warm wood, ... we find the codes of the Scandinavian style

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The living room enjoys a beautiful light thanks to two large windows. The mostly white walls favor this distribution of light in space. The pastel blue on the back wall, as in the entrance, is the touch of sweetness that makes the atmosphere cozy. A large black sticker has been chosen to liven up one of the white walls, while the wooden shelves with colorful backgrounds create a play of interesting shades on the pastel wall.

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In the living room, the atmosphere is warm, friendly and bright

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On the kitchen side, the shelves with colored background liven up the pastel blue wall

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