It may look like a haven of tranquillity, but this 1930s city-centre apartment is a happy, bustling place. The light and touches of colour jazz up a space that isn't as serene as it may seem, home to a large, foodie family that's extremely busy to boot.
Once upon a time, the kitchen was a separate room kept well away from the other living spaces. I wanted to bring it back to the heart of the apartment in an understated manner, without taking away from the period volumes and style of this apartment originally built in 1931. We needed to optimise the space we had and keep storage a priority, a crucial factor with four children to juggle.
Because I work in communication and interior design, I do know a thing or two, and have a soft spot for 1950s furniture. I also like the graphic effect of using black and white with flashes of colour here and there. But I always seem to end up mixing things up. I need my space to feel alive!