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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 ikea,”  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 ekby 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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