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Living Large in a Small Apartment

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For today we would like to show you a beautiful small apartment (61 sqare meters) located in Sweden. You are looking at a crib that is perfect for socializing but also for meditation in solitude. With wide and spacious interiors, this home looks very warm and inviting. The color palette is cheerful, yet subtle and tasteful. A large living room greets the guests with its homey feel: pillows on the floor, plenty of books to chose from. Due to the presence of many glazed windows, the boundary between inside and outside is minimal. I guess you could say that the main “attraction” of this small apartment is its stunning looking terrace, perfect for having friends over.

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  1. Rico said:
    June 14, 2010

    wow! simply amazing! this is beautiful.I’m planning to take up interior design and I bacame more interested and inspired when I saw the pictures..Wow!

  2. john said:
    June 14, 2010

    650 square feet is a decent size for one person living in an urban environment. It is very well done, but I couldn’t help but notice the tremendous amount of dead space between the living room and kitchen.
    It gives a great sight line to the terrace, but when you’re paying $400+ a square foot, every inch counts. I’d have placed the desk on the wall with the red painting and used that extra space for more living room seating.

  3. June said:
    June 14, 2010

    is nice…

  4. Heti said:
    June 14, 2010

    What does the G stand for in the plan of the house?

  5. ize said:
    June 15, 2010

    Love it. Not sure about then pink couch.
    Scandinavians really love white.

  6. June 15, 2010

    I love this images. the light airy feel and openness is just the look I am trying to achieve for my home. The way the bright colour of the cushion and sofa don’t over power but accent … love it !

  7. Melody said:
    June 15, 2010

    I am loving all of the ideas about making the most out of your space! As a recent college graduate, and a recent hire of an intirior design firm, I am always on the look out for cute, functional, and stylish looks for small spaces and or for not a lot of money! Love that I found y’all, and that I found this blog! This has inspired me!

    Feel free to check out my blog, too!
    http://www.laurauboutqiue.blogspot.com

  8. dave said:
    June 15, 2010

    The letter G in the plan for the apartment stands for “Garderob” in Swedish, meaning “Wardrobe” in English.

  9. Taruli said:
    June 16, 2010

    can’t stop gasp …cantik banget…Really cool…small but Big…

  10. June 17, 2010

    wow what can i say, this apartment is amazing! I wish i had the ideas and the knowledge to come up with a beautiful design for a place. Its amazing how minimalistic furniture and a pure white walls can make a place look so fresh and much bigger than it is!

    I love it, wonder how much a place like this costs.

  11. Lightory said:
    June 17, 2010

    The right lighting is the most important detail when you rearange an appartment. Excellent post!!!

  12. Kirpiks said:
    June 17, 2010

    I love this place! especially the terrace and the colours used, it’s very inviting. But I think the kitchen size is too big for such a small apartment.

  13. SoOhCliche said:
    June 23, 2010

    I’m loving those ideas ! So inspirational. My own appartment being pretty small this totally spoke to me :) Thank you !

  14. June 28, 2010

    beautiful!!!!!

  15. anonymous said:
    July 15, 2010

    absolutely beautiful, however calling this a small apartment is a bit of a stretch.

  16. Ricardo Robles said:
    July 15, 2010

    small apartment? you should see mine!

    it’s a really cool apartment, but I think it has too much white in it

  17. Wendy said:
    July 16, 2010

    Nice place, but small? In my city this is massive, and I suspect it’s the same for many other cities in the world. I would love to see a truly small apartment done up, like 300 to 500 square feet (sorry, think in American measurements).

  18. MioMio said:
    July 16, 2010

    ….small?!
    it’s huge! with all that light too! I’d love to see what they consider a big apartment. A barn, maybe? :P Too much white though. If the floors were a bit darker, all that white would look more elegant and less like a hospital.

  19. Beth said:
    July 17, 2010

    Sorry, but this is not a small apartment. I’d like to see “Living Large” in a studio. The terrace was done beautifully, but I’m not impressed with the interior.

  20. Courtney said:
    July 17, 2010

    you call that a SMALL apartment?

  21. bathroom tiles said:
    July 19, 2010

    Its a nice apartment. I think small is subjective and that “Oh yes, its tiny…fuck off” signifies envy or perhaps some other form of bruised ego. Material has nothing to do with success in life folks. You were born naked and you won’t take anything with you. That being said, I can also say that I have been rich and I have been poor. This apartment is small by US standards. It is large by most European standards, and certainly by Chinese standards. I think it is beautiful and cozy. It would be great to curl up with a nice book on the “Terrass” :O)

  22. Ivana said:
    July 20, 2010

    If these are small, mine is microscopic! :D

  23. sir jorge said:
    July 24, 2010

    that’s small? you should see where I live…geez. perspective is so wrong on this post, no offense

  24. Dan said:
    July 26, 2010

    Just throwing it out there. 61 meters isn’t all that small. Especially if only one person is living there.
    Living in Paris, I’ve learned to live in the tiniest places. My current apartment is 9 meters. Roughly the size of the bathroom shown here.
    =]

  25. Cezary said:
    August 5, 2010

    I want to build something similar.
    The perfect place for me and my fiancee

  26. Courtney said:
    August 8, 2010

    Big Mistake — You can’t watch T.V. w/o breaking your neck.

  27. August 8, 2010

    I find the roof terrace is by far the best about this flat. The bathroom is a little to spartan for m taste, other than that this is truly an inspirational living space. 61 square meters is pretty big, I lived in Tokyo with my spouse in 25 square meters.

  28. srebrina said:
    August 9, 2010

    You know, this might be small apartment by your standards but me and my husband live in a place at least twice as small as this and we don’t have a balcony, so if you’re gonna show us how to live in a small place, why don’t you find an actual ‘small’ apartment first. The only way this is small is if you compare it to a 5 bedroom house, and you know…most of the world can’t afford none of this stuff….

  29. Flo said:
    August 11, 2010

    I really love this place, it’s so beautiful !
    I’m currently looking for shelves like as those that can be seen above the sofa but I can’t find :-(
    If somebody knows and can help me it would be very nice !

  30. renee said:
    August 12, 2010

    wow, your place tells me mine is really crappy and small
    I live on 14 m2 bathroom, kitchen living room and bedroom included…

  31. August 16, 2010

    Its a nice apartment. I think small is subjective and that “Oh yes, its tiny…fuck off” signifies envy or perhaps some other form of bruised ego. Material has nothing to do with success in life folks. You were born naked and you won’t take anything with you. That being said, I can also say that I have been rich and I have been poor. This apartment is small by US standards. It is large by most European standards, and certainly by Chinese standards. I think it is beautiful and cozy. It would be great to curl up with a nice book on the “Terrass” :O)

  32. Krash said:
    August 20, 2010

    wow.

    this is WAY bigger than my apartment.

  33. Kendra said:
    August 21, 2010

    If that is considered a small apartment then mine is a shoe box XD but that apartments looks great.i love all the colors

  34. Peter said:
    August 22, 2010

    I really love it.

  35. Angel said:
    August 26, 2010

    This is not a small apartment. I’ve lived in around 16 apartments in my life and not one of them was as big as this is and they were your average apartment. The design is beautiful but I’d like to see something for a realistic small apartment.

  36. Ginger said:
    September 19, 2010

    I keep waiting for the small room. This apartment is pretty spacious. I am really interested in something that is truly small for some insight.

  37. October 7, 2010

    This is a very nice sized apartment in my view. It does not seem small at all. I had rental homes and the back house was approximately 500 square feet, but was perfect and nice for one person or a couple. Plenty of room with large living room, bath and bedroom. The kitchen was kind of small, but adequate. This apartment is very nice and spacious, with a nice bath and extra nice shower. The kitchen has plenty of cupboard space. The whole living area is well lit and inviting. Teri Piper

  38. Mariana said:
    October 15, 2010

    I am sorry, but that is not a small apartment. You can come to my 30 sq meter apartment any time, I will show you what small is.

  39. Maria Papadopoulou said:
    October 16, 2010

    This is a wonderful apartment but it’s not small because i leave to a small one.

  40. October 16, 2010

    small room but very like.thank you..

  41. Atlanta homes said:
    October 25, 2010

    ~656 square feet is by no stretch of the imagination a small apartment, at least for an urban setting.

  42. valrus said:
    November 4, 2010

    I’ve just learned a new definition of ‘small’…
    best of luck

  43. nina loy said:
    May 19, 2011

    not a very small space actually. should re do a tiny studio and then lets talk. that is where the real pressure is. not a one bedroom with a sizable living room leading into a pretty standard size kitchen for one person. i do not see the challenge.

  44. June 3, 2011

    I really love this blog. It gives me inspiration to design a luxury home.

  45. May 15, 2013

    Amazing!

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