There are swing seats, and then there are seats that are a swing – it’s a subtle but clear difference that you’ll see illustrated in this quietly quirky 65 sq. m studio apartment located in Minsk, Belarus. Being of studio status, it has the completely open floor plan you’d expect, where you could just about watch your eggs cook from the end of your bed. However, to keep things a little more segregated,
Inside this studio apartment, we’re met with a laid-back
The herringbone flooring has a pale greyish grain to complement the wall decor. A grey area rug defines the lounge from the rest of the open plan space.
A small and slender black
The slender profile of the trapeze swing in the living room has a barely there presence. In fact, it doesn’t really obscure the view through to the home entryway at all. We can see
White shutters dress the window, and a cast iron radiator complements the classic look.
A pentagonal shaped pouffe adds a vibrant burst of red to the room. The low profile seat keeps the plan looking open and large. The full length mirror propped in the home entryway serves a few purposes: It provides a place to check your appearance on the way out the door, it reflects the lounge layout to visually double the space, and it bounces back the light from the window opposite.
Behind the sofa, a second black and wood console unit provides more storage and acts as a low level
Directly behind the living room sofa is a dining room and kitchen, and just off to one side lies the bedroom.
The same herringbone floor runs throughout for a seamless and spacious looking finish.
When opened up fully, the
One of the glass bedroom doors disappears completely from view of the main living room, tucked behind a solid part of the bedroom wall. When in this position, the door gives the illusion that it could be a closet. The bedclothes are grey to match the rest of the apartment decor. Modern artwork decorates the headboard.
A kitchen island runs parallel to the dining table, with a couple of bar stools tucked in along one side for a more casual eating opportunity in the kitchen.
A handy socket in the side of the kitchen island means that it can also be used as a laptop desk – or the socket can facilitate computer work at the adjacent kitchen table.
An obscured glass door at the side of the kitchen leads directly into a bathroom.
The white marble theme continues into the compact but
A vanity unit and toilet are both wall hung models to keep the floor area looking at its largest – it also makes cleaning a lot simpler.
The vanity mirror is framed out in wood, and a wooden stool holds a soap dish within easy reach of the tub.