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A Modest, Mostly Vintage Rental in Berlin by Quiet Studios

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A Modest, Mostly Vintage Rental in Berlin by Quiet Studios

February 28, 2018

In Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg neighborhood, a 452-square-foot one room rental apartment was reworked by interior designers Daniela Franceschini and Lua Gasset of Quiet Studios. The designers created a simple kitchen and built a custom hochbett, a German loft bed, furnishing the interior with midcentury modern furniture from local dealers, woven lamps, teak mirrors, and vintage accessories from the flea markets of Germany. Here’s a look.

the designers separated the studio apartment into two spaces; the loft bed is c 9
Above: The designers separated the studio apartment into two spaces; the loft bed is concealed behind a curtain. Here, the living area is designed with furniture that Franceschini and Gasset sourced vintage and had reupholstered.
on the white high table is a mushroom shaped marble lamp bought at an antiques  10
Above: On the white high table is a mushroom-shaped marble lamp bought at an antiques shop.
the kitchen is located off the main room in a small alcove. 11
Above: The kitchen is located off the main room in a small alcove.
the designers wanted to create “something done with care—not just 12
Above: The designers wanted to create “something done with care—not just Ikea,” so they built a made-to-measure beechwood kitchen with custom countertops, vintage accessories, and, admittedly some Ikea (the Raffinerad Oven and Lagen HGC3K Cooktop, at least). A washing machine is also integrated into the cabinetry. Above the counter is a single open shelf, also beech, with towel bars mounted on the underside to hang utensils from.
the simple wall shelves in the kitchen are ikea ekby valter brackets and&# 13
Above: The simple wall shelves in the kitchen are Ikea Ekby Valter Brackets and Ekby Hemnes Shelves in birch.
ninety percent of the furniture is from antiques and vintage stores. here, a wo 14
Above: Ninety percent of the furniture is from antiques and vintage stores. Here, a wood wall sconce found in a Kreuzberg shop, a cabinet bought from an online antiques dealer, and a vase and candleholder from the local flea coexist harmoniously.
to maximize space, the designers built a lofted bed and added floor to ceiling  15
Above: To maximize space, the designers built a lofted bed and added floor-to-ceiling curtains for privacy.
the hochbett has a wood railing and oak curtain rod around the perimeter. 16
Above: The hochbett has a wood railing and oak curtain rod around the perimeter.

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