Flatiron District Project – an interesting project, which is a clear demonstration of how to use some creative techniques you can turn a small apartment, located in the attic space of multi-storey building, in a stylish and spacious living studio.
A single open loft space Flatiron District project is named in honor of one of the areas of founder of Manhattan Loft culture (New York, USA). Kitchen, bedroom, living room and dining room are comfortable living environment, being in close proximity to each other. Separated here only a small area of the bathroom, which is located behind the kitchen. For the open-plan, as you know, the most important aspect is the visual space zoning, which is designed to prevent the mixing of all functions in a “cocktail” that creates a sense of chaos, but gently form each zone by not always visible at first sight decorating “tricks”.
For example, a bedroom area in the apartment was made on a small podium, to allow its inhabitants to separate from the rest of the room, or simply not be seen by guests who suddenly came. The role of “guardian of privacy and comfort”, was given a soft drapery of white curtains, moving on the built-in ceiling cornice of the same shape podium. Even when in the closed position, the curtains have not only functional but also decorative role, as a “clean” background for the TV, hanging to the ceiling so that it can be rotated in different directions, and watch in bed and settled down on the couch in the living room or cook in the kitchen. A good alternative to wall mounting, isn’t it? In addition, as a result of this decision, the walls of the apartment shall be exempt for a functional and decorative items, paintings or photographs.
Built-in kitchen and a spacious wardrobe perfectly integrated into the room without drawing attention to its utilitarian, but only being a backdrop for the more interesting of the dominant objects. The beams, located on the ceiling had been left in its original form, plastered and painted. Thus, the inhabitants of the attic were comfortable, stylish and space efficient, the only drawback being, in my opinion, is too austere selection of furniture, which is likely was prompted by a desire not to overload the authors visually elegant setting.