When I first designed the Studio’s little lounge off the main bedroom and bathroom, I pretty much threw together allsorts of extra furniture that we already have and designed a space based on that. But since then the studio lounge area has changed quite a bit as it is now completed cornered off. So there is a door leading into the bedroom and another door into the main area that will have the kitchenette, craft table and office nook. The lounge has a huge window with a glass door leading out into a little private garden.

In the first design I had thought the room was a lot bigger so could accomodate lounge furniture and a desk space. This is definitely not the case and therefore the room is now simply a lounge but as it does have a door leading in from the outside, I am also looking to create a little “entrance” area but as space is very limited is is going to be confined to wall fittings as much as possible.


As the room has a large window view of the mini garden, I decided that it would be a good idea to make this space feel like an extension of the garden. So instead of the “darker” and “moodier” cactus canvas, I have opted to hang the 20 floral watercolour originals I bought in Spring from Jackie Diedam on the wall behind the sofa and follow this pastel colour palette to the cushions (all from IKEA x Hay Collection). The room has an award nook behind the door leading into the bedroom so my old IKEA stacked bookshelf will be ideal for the space, creating height but also not hogging up to much floor space which is at a premium. I am also hoping that one of the bottom shelves can act then as a side table.



Also, when I looked again at the architect plans, I realised that the room is going to just barely contain the sofa (and hopefully matching ottoman) and that no adidtional chairs will be possible. So I am hoping that this IKEA x Hay one will slot in nicely – serving as a coffee table come bench come side table.