An old studio apartment was transformed by Square Design Interiors into a modern yet cosy and vibrant space, equipped to accommodate up to four people. The core idea of the design brief was to create a fresh and welcoming space for visitors, where they should feel relaxed while enjoying the amenities of the compact space during a few days stay in the centre of Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in Greece.
The empty studio to accommodate the new space originally had a small and practical kitchen, as well as a small and practical bathroom. Square Design Interiors, aiming at the maximum use of the space, designed a bespoke raised sleeping bed wide enough for two people. A series of steps that reveal storage drawers lead to the bed and the whole structure is finished in white lacquer, accomplishing a stylish and airy design result.
Below the bed frame, a folding grey sofa contrasts the white bespoke furniture while providing sleep for two more people. Furthermore, decorative cushions on the sofa match to the colours used on the bespoke design on the opposite wall. This being the main focal point of the space, joins together harmonically two shades of grey and a bright yet warm yellow and extends up to the entrance point of the studio. Again, the bespoke white lacquered pieces of furniture contrast with the colours and the design of the wall.
The overall feeling the visitor gets is of a fully equipped space, bespoke designed to provide a few relaxing days as a home away from home. The London based interior architecture practice of Square Design Interiors undertakes hospitality and residential interior design projects internationally transforming underutilized apartments into revenue generating bespoke living spaces. Photo credits: Chronis Spanos;