e want a light-filled open-plan living room with an exposed kitchen, which even so has a discrete cooking area, and a private corner to relax in. This is what prompted the owner of an apartment in Rome to turn her open-plan living room into a multifunctional space with private areas set aside for different uses. Studio Dz4’s design is a really simple idea, an inspiration for our own homes.
A simple bookcase from Ikea supports the loft bed, it was remodelled and altered by a carpenter (left-hand side before the refurbishment). The bookcase was painted white, except for its columns, to perfectly blend in the space. Plus, it acts as a buffer between kitchen and reading space on the loft bed.
This bookcase is not just a really practical piece, because it can be used from both sides (living room and kitchen), but most importantly because by deciding how much to store on its shelves, you can choose how much it filters through.
You’d think, the perfect space for cats. So welcoming and cosy, partially hidden, which lets you see what happens down below. So, it doesn’t surprise us one bit that it has rapidly become the favourite spot of the lady of the house.
Apartment renovation with living room with loft bed
Location: Roma, Italia
Architecture and interior design project:
Studio Dz4, Adriana Correa Machado and Luigi Martinelli
Via dei Zeno 4, Rome, Italy
Tel: 0039 06 96841213
Credits Sebastiano Pupillo