A Small and Casual Apartment With A View Over The Treetops

Located in Praça Da República, in São Paul, this small apartment has a lot of cool and inspiring design features specifically created to work perfectly with this particular layout and style. The apartment measures 50 square meters across and its rooms are pretty small so SuperLimão Studio, the designers in charge, had to be creative and to come up with unique ideas for how the furnishings interact with the layout and how everything contributes in the end to a welcoming, casual-looking and also fun environment. The use of open shelves immediately becomes apparent, seeing how they’re exploited in pretty much every room.

The balcony is one of the best features of this apartment, being the element that gives the apartment this wonderfully open and airy lookView in gallery
The balcony is one of the best features of this apartment, being the element that gives the apartment this wonderfully open and airy look
The bedroom has a surprising amount of windows as well as access to its own corner balconyView in gallery
The bedroom has a surprising amount of windows as well as access to its own corner balcony
The furniture is generally very simple and designed to be as non-intrusive as possibleView in gallery
The furniture is generally very simple and designed to be as non-intrusive as possible
Open shelves and custom built-in cabinetry gives each room a special look and a sense of belongingView in gallery
Open shelves and custom built-in cabinetry gives each room a special look and a sense of belonging

The living room opens onto a balcony, with full-height windows and sliding doors that let lots of sunlight inside and also create a sense of openness by visually extending the room. The designers looked for inspiration in other successful small house plans but also conducted their own survey meant to highlight the daily needs of someone living in such an apartment. The results led to certain space-efficient design choices and emphasized a desire for simplicity and practicality.

A lot of the furniture elements are multifunctional which is often the case with small apartmentsView in gallery
A lot of the furniture elements are multifunctional which is often the case with small apartments
The palette of colors, materials and finishes is limited to a few options which complement each other harmoniously View in gallery
The palette of colors, materials and finishes is limited to a few options which complement each other harmoniously
The kitchen is part of an open floor plan and yet feels like its own separate space thanks to the layoutView in gallery
The kitchen is part of an open floor plan and yet feels like its own separate space thanks to the layout
The kitchen counter is sort of on the side and not immediately visible from the living roomView in gallery
The kitchen counter is sort of on the side and not immediately visible from the living room
The bathroom, although small, looks bright and airy thanks to the lighting, glass and mirrorsView in gallery
The bathroom, although small, looks bright and airy thanks to the lighting, glass and mirrors
The balcony is like a mini extension of the living room, a tiny al fresco nook with a nice viewView in gallery
The balcony is like a mini extension of the living room, a tiny al fresco nook with a nice view
This is the apartment's floor plans, detailing how the spaces interact with each otherView in gallery
This is the apartment’s floor plans, detailing how the spaces interact with each other