When space is at a premium you have to use as much as the wall space as you can, and do it cleverly. Here, the owner has made clear perspex floor-to-ceiling shelves to display her books. The fact that the shelves are transparent means more light and more of the wall is seen, so the shelves don't look too dense.
The apartment doesn't feel claustrophobic - especially in the dining room - despite being small and having a mixture of furniture and furnishings from around the world and from all decades. The secret to this is because the owner has chosen just a few pieces in complementry colours and finishes. A 1950s oval dining table sits happily with an Arco-style lamp, a modern monochrome print and unusual cinema chairs.
Having worked as a professional chef, the owner knew exactly what she wanted and how to organise a truly functional kitchen but with a dash of fun. Orniments from around the walls mingle with ingredients on the recessed stainless steel shelves.
Cavendish Equipment have a huge range of stainless steel kitchen furniture
Like a secret room the bed sits raised up on a mezzanine level and in a large alcove tucked behind rustic, Oriental metal and glass cabinets. To make the most of the snug space there is more storage under the bed.