Kitchen design for small spaces

Kitchen design for small spaces

Kitchen design for small spaces

Stockholm-based
interior stylist Sasa Antic’s apartment covers an area of just 24 square meters
,
so maximization space is essential. He tells us how his ingenious kitchen
design enables him to live comfortably in a home of this size.

I like
rooms with walls.
My flat originally had an open-plan layout, but I had a wall
built to separate the kitchen and sleeping areas. It has shelving on one side
for storage and a huge mirror on the other to create the illusion of space.
Installing the mirror wasn’t an easy process: it took eight men to carry it up
four flights of stairs and into my flat.

Kitchen design for small spaces

I wanted the
kitchen to be simple, spacious and functional.
That was the brief I gave to my
friend Fredrik Moselius, who worked with me on the design. I’m not a fan of
folding chairs or other compact-living solutions – I’d rather own fewer pieces
but be selective. So I only buy glassware and china that I will use every day.
Iittala is one of my favorite brands.

I always
come back to simplicity. I like plain white crockery, basic cutlery, and design
pieces such as my Alvar Aalto stools. My kitchen has a classic feel – I’ve used
marble on the surfaces and the back wall for a clean-lined, graphic look.

I love the
blue color scheme.
I picked the shade because I’d seen it on a cashmere scarf
that I bought in London; I went to a paint store and had the scarf scanned to
identify its Pantone code, which helped me to choose the perfect hue.

I often do
my sketches in the kitchen: sometimes I’ll put my computer on the marble
surface and work standing up. Breakfast on a Saturday morning is one of my favorite
kitchen rituals. I’ll spend hours reading the papers, eating toast and drinking
fresh coffee.



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