This project for a small apartment in the heart of Milan had the purpose of optimizing the space, and adapting it to the client’s needs without making the space too heavy.
We tried to enhance some things that could seem cons: like a recess behind the sofa, transformed into two cabinets, filling it with plasterboard.
A relaxing and harmonious livingroom
Light and bright spaces are the main features of the living area. At this point of the house, efforts were made not only to optimize the available square footage in the best possible way, but also to wisely combine various subdued shades, to give notes of character and add an immediate feeling of serenity.
Inside the room there is also a perfect division between the dining table with chairs, the TV corner, the sofa and other furnishing accessories with minimal and refined lines.
An aspect that actually increases living comfort and allows maximum freedom of movement.
The uniformity of the light-colored coverings is also broken up by a powder-blue plasterboard niche placed immediately behind the sofa. This area combines open modules in which books and ceramic accessories have been inserted, highlighted by the recessed ceiling spotlights.
An original pair of low tables, a TV stand and a coordinated sideboard complete the environment. Plaster frames have been applied to the walls which help to emphasize the sense of aesthetic cleanliness and the division of space.
Furnishing elements that do not go unnoticed, but which nevertheless remain consistent with the whole are the spherical pendant chandelier placed on the table and the wall lamps, which create an interesting play of lights, as well as a welcoming and balanced.
A functional open kitchen
An open kitchen is very often the right expedient for creating unique environments in which to receive, prepare dishes and eat meals. An increasingly sought-after solution, thanks above all to the performance characteristics of the hoods, in this case with a tubular shape and immediately placed above the induction hob.
Despite the limited space, the arrangement of the volumes made it possible to create a passing kitchen at the entrance, without causing discord or usability problems. The choice of closed modules with doors and without handles has instead made it possible to add greater aesthetic cleanliness, while eliminating dangerous edges.
The cooking area, as well as a large work area, becomes a pleasant element that delimits the area from the rest of the room.
However, the continuity between the open kitchen and the living room is still marked by the recessed ceiling spotlights that reach the sofa.
The configuration ultimately adopted was dictated by the obligation to have the kitchen in the same living room, but it turns out to be a functional and practical solution, despite the small spaces.