"The hallway, living room, bedroom and kitchen are all one room," Emma tells me. "Our bed is behind the curtain, behind the sofa. And the kids' bedroom is in a separate room. The closet has been changed into a bedroom for our youngest daughter - so compact living, yeah!"
Looking at the style, which Emma describes as "country design and second hand - full of harmony, ikea hacks and warm colours", you'd be forgiven for thinking this budget friendly pad is in the countryside - but it's actually in a 90's block, right in the heart of the city!
Ready to feel inspired? Pull up a chair, and take the tour!
At mealtimes, the table is pulled out from the window to create seating for the entire family.
One of the beautiful things about this apartment, is that there is storage almost everywhere (look closely and you'll see open shelves and rows of hooks on almost every wall throughout the flat). And yet it still looks uncluttered, cosy and charming.
Behind the dining table you can glimpse Emma and her husband's bed by the window.
Sheer curtains are ideal for flexible small space living. During the day, they can be pulled back to flood the sitting room area with light. By night, the curtains can be drawn across to create privacy while still slipping in soft, filtered light to the other half of the room.
The corner of the sitting room doubles up as a dressing room.
Above it, family photos and a selection of art add a personal touch to the room.
Despite the small space, the apartment is dotted with beautiful pieces that create a unique and homely vibe.
While the youngest family member sleeps in a converted closet. This is how it looked before the make-over:
To make it more 'liveable' Emma removed the door and painted the interior in cosy two-toned walls and added small details such as a mini shelf, hooks, and a canopy.
Compact family living at its finest!
And also, a perfect example of how you don't need to go contemporary just because you live in a modern apartment in the centre of town!
Truly inspiring, don't you think?
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Fox Johnston director Conrad Johnston says the central courtyard on the main level was an early idea developed to gather light and segment the living level into zones without constructing walls – a concept introduced to dismiss the feeling of being in one long room. “The living level is conceived as a continuous ground-plane from the rear courtyard to the front balcony, to balance the site topography and make the space feel larger than it is,” Conrad says.
Materiality from the exterior is reflected inward and vice versa – copper panels clad the facade and reappear in the warm-toned exposed ceiling beams, western red cedar windows and doors. At the same time, concrete flooring extends from the living room out onto the balcony. “We aimed to achieve a cohesive language; instead of breaking up the flooring from inside to out, the concrete continues out onto the balcony, so when the doors are open, it feels like one space,” associate Brad Phillips says.