Interiors: Graphic modern apartment
A welcoming entryway
Since the apartment opens directly onto the living area, designer Nicola Marc created a stylish vignette to give the space a sense of welcome.
An L-shaped sofa with its back to the entrance was used to demarcate the open-concept living area.
Eschewing upper kitchen cabinetry on the feature wall lends the kitchen a light, open feel. Floating black shelves are kept tidy with pretty displays. Nicola used different fabrics for the kitchen and living room drapery to separate the spaces. The fabrics work well together - in part because of their playful linings.
For visual impact, the kitchen's feature wall was covered in marble tiles. The wooden kitchen island looks like a piece of furniture that ties into the living room.
Nicola created attractive vignettes on the kitchen's open shelves with useful items like these pretty gold teaspoons.
In the dining area, a round dining table was a great way to deal with the small space. Above it hangs a clever art display that Nicola fashioned by framing photographs of her own shoes.
The guest room/home office has a relaxed, lived-in look, thanks to the sculptural desk and artwork leaned casually against the wall. The yellow chair is "a ray of sunshine," says Nicola.
The sofa bed is a neutral colour, but the throw pillows provide hits of pattern and colour. The pinboards are painted bluish grey to play to the other bold accents in the guest room/ home office.
Floral accent colours
" Pink is bold enough to make a statement but gentle enough to match with almost any colour," says Nicola.
In the master bedroom, metallic wallpaper creates a focal point, while the custom headboard covered in grey velvet grounds the lighter colours. A sleek white bedside table is topped with a desk lamp that Nicola painted black.
The archair in the corner of the master bedroom is an antique, reupolstered in white linen. "You need a chair in the bedroom," says Nicola. "It's not only a great dumping ground, but it also beckons you to sit down and relax."
A sleek white vanity replaced a tired old pink one. It's simple lines allude to the style of the home and fit nicely in this very small space.
Sliding closet doors were swapped for French doors outfitted with mirrors to provide light and sparkle.
The dresser, formerly dark wood, was painted a cool grey colour and fitted with modern white handles.
If you like Nicola Marc's graphic modern home, you have to see Lindsay Mens' eclectic and colourful condo.