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Tiny Apartment Merges Transforming Design with Organic Style

There’s a tendency for tiny transforming apartments to feel like they’ve been designed by Optimus Prime. Often when you add furniture that folds into the wall, it’s hard for an interior to not have a futuristic, modern vibe. Which is why interior decorator Geraldine Laferte’s tiny “Duhesme” apartment is so successful–it merges transforming furniture with a warm, organic style.

The Parisian apartment measures a mere 193 sq ft, yet features a dining area, kitchen, lounge, desk, bed and bathroom. Laferte uses a mixture of warm woods and muted wallpaper to keep the place feeling anything but cold and futuristic. The transforming elements include a wall bed that sits above a built in sofa and there’s a small dining area with a table that folds into the wall when not in use; three cube-shaped stools serve as seating. The whole space is lined with floor to ceiling cabinetry to maximize storage.

  • Marrena

    Beautifully done. I don’t like it as much as your home, but for someone living alone this was done perfectly. My only concern would be the door opening when the bed is down–as long as a person could get out in that situation.

  • Carole

    Genius ways to use space. Gorgeous!

  • Chris

    A wonderful imaginative use of the space. They’ve maximized how the space can be used with a few deceptively simple approaches to folding / hiding furniture.

    I agree with Marrena that having the bed covering the door could be an issue in case of an emergency.

  • Wow what a change! I love the wooden design. Very modern and simple.

  • Maggie

    Love what intelligent design/architecture can achieve.

  • maggie crehan

    I like it. I think I would have a full-length sofa in case I wanted to nap or didn’t want to climb the ladder for some reason. Could have little fold down shelves as end tables over it for more or less the same effect. Could door swing out into hall? We have to have them do that here…