Complete renovation of a 30m2 in Scandinavian style

Complete renovation of a 30m2 in Scandinavian style

When you live in a 32 m2, you want to feel like in a cocoon. This is the challenge that was proposed to the interior designer Cécile Gorce, founder of Madam Architecture, with this small apartment located in Tours, in the famous Plumereau district. A complete renovation, in a Scandinavian style with workshop canopy: the result is full of charm and design. Your turn to judge ! Area: 32 m² Budget: € 20,000 excluding furniture

Before, a dark, old-style apartment

The owner wanted to give character to this dark, old-style apartment. She therefore called on Madam Architecture to supervise the work, draw on professional advice and above all give free rein to the architect's creativity. Before the intervention of Madam Architecture, the room was poorly arranged. All the living spaces seemed to be mixed in the large living room: the bed placed in a corner of the room, the kitchen, a large table ... As for the bathroom, it was more than briefly decorated: ultra classic brown tiles clear, a mini mirror, white walls (also with white wall tiles), the apparent water heater… The main objective of this renovation was therefore to add a sleeping area and make the apartment more modern, bright and functional. The site lasted 3 months, as agreed!

Before the architect's visit, a somewhat sad, classic apartment without unity.

First project: rearrange the space with a glass roof

Cécile Gorce of Madam Architecture had to completely rethink the apartment, starting by creating a real sleeping area separated by a superb custom-made canopy. The back wall was painted black, to delimit the space and recall the shade of the glass roof. We have the impression here of winning a real extra piece! Part of the entrance partition was also demolished to create storage in the "sleeping area". In the kitchen, everything has been demolished, except for the sink. The architect selected a central island serving as both a work plan and a table for meals, thus promoting circulation in the living room. As for decoration, the choice fell on a superb black and white credenza. The niche has also been painted black, to clearly delimit the space for preparing meals. The Ikea kitchen is more functional and above all offers more storage space. Finally, the bathroom was completely demolished. The bathtub has given way to a shower, with a basin made to measure to adapt to the original wall with a little bias. A hanging toilet and Leroy Merlin cement tiles complete this modern decoration.

Clearly redefined spaces: a bedroom area, a kitchen area, and a lounge area!

Impose a Scandinavian style

The client wanted a very trendy Scandinavian style. Cécile Gorce therefore proposed shapes and colors using the codes of the style, with refined and solid materials and a predominance of light wood. The owner chose her own furniture: the anthracite gray BROKE sofa and the kitchen FJORD shelves come from Maisons du monde, the Delvin bar stools from and the BRIMNE bed from Ikea. To complete the decorative touch, the living room wall has been painted in a soft pastel blue, and square and rectangular shelves with colored backgrounds (pink, mustard, etc.) decorate the corner of the room. Finally, the floor was covered with imitation parquet PVC slats, giving unity to the entire living space. Result: a new, optimized, bright and functional apartment. Success for the architect!

Light wood, pastel colors, refined furniture, all the codes of the Scandinavian style are there.