Provence-Inspired Apartment with White Furniture & Gray Walls
This apartment was inherited by Hanna from her Grandpa just a few years ago. Now the space looks so neat and fresh that you might think that it’s newly-built. Actually, the dwelling was built back in 1950s and had a very inconvenient layout featuring two tiny rooms, a bunch of unnecessary walls and narrow non-functional corridors. Besides, all the walls, ceilings and floors needed major repair and had to be replaced.
An experienced construction crew has fixed everything within a few months. They arranged French stretch ceiling in all the rooms, coated the wall with neutral washable paint, laid shock-resistant laminate flooring in both rooms and same-color tiles in rooms with high traffic.
The living room is pretty narrow, but thanks to light walls and flooring and absence of extra furniture looks quite spacious and open. Most of the furniture arrived from IKEA stores. Still, there are some exclusive things, including antique stuff. For example, a landscape picture for the lounge used to belong to the Russian Tsar’s family. The standard lamp is a cheap copy of a famous Artemide Tolomeo model. Linen curtains by Ralph Lauren Home in the lounge are arranged above common blinds.
A pearlescent potbelly China-style vase decorated with mosaics has a few chips and thanks to that was obtained with a huge discount on a flea market.
The bedroom is white with a few color accents: a blue floor vase, which arrived from China 20 years ago, a bright bedspread, and sweet flowery pattern on the blinds. Furniture shapes, chandelier design and the blinds create lovely Provence-style motives. A hand-made bear was bought in Scandinavia.
The kitchen is white and pretty minimalist, which reminds of Scandinavian style, but with some Provence motives.