NEVER TOO SMALL ep.23 49sqm Art Studio + Small Apartment

NEVER TOO SMALL ep.23 49sqm Art Studio + Small Apartment

this apartment is located in the inner
west of Sydney in a suburb called Marrickville known by locals as the
Warren because it’s a sort of rabbit warren of an area the apartment is in a
three-story walk-up built in 1960 and the unit is one of 18 in the building this apartment is 49 square meters the
client had a very clear understanding of what they wanted they wanted to carry
the same ambience that was in this place already over to the renovation however
he needed vast improvements to functionality the client is certainly
not interested in reductivism and he will continue to accumulate things so
ample storage was very very important we removed a series of walls that divided
the master bedroom from the rest of the apartment and we shifted the sleeping
space into what was the old bathroom the old bathroom went into what was the old
laundry and what was the master bedroom became an art studio and a sleeping
space for guests by removing the walls we decided to insert a really large
storage pod into the center of the unit the new insertions were realized in mirror
gold the reflective gold is really quite dynamic and that it reflects the light
and it amplifies the effect of all of the trees and the plants that the client
has dotted around the apartment inserting the pod enabled us to demarcate spaces and distribute zones and that pod contains all of his clothing
general dump storage the laundry art supplies and also a niche where he can
create art we used black in the art space niche it’s quite reductive it
doesn’t detract from the effect of the mirror gold it’s much easier to keep
clean with all of the mess related to the art and there’s some continuity
because the front of the pod is Imagine Italian black the sleeping nook is
where the original bathroom was were conducive to fit in a queen bed the gold
panels make the sleeping nook feel like a much larger space than it otherwise
would the sleeping nook is elevated by two steps so that we can store a pullout
bed underneath so that on the other side of the pod a bed can be pulled out for
guests and the room can be shut off with the use of a curtain that retracts from
the pod the soft light that emanates from the
junction of storage pod in the wall draws the eye through to the rear of the
space the client has a desire to have plants in every space within the
apartment and that included in the bathroom so we created a small soaker
tub cum shower and then a secondary tub if you like to house a garden we use the
reflective white tile and a white shower curtain to create a very light airy and
bright space which is offset with the polished gold tap where the kitchen has
all of the functionality and amenity of a regular kitchen however is completely
concealed all of the appliances are hidden because it was important that the
kitchen be probably the most recessive component within the design there’s an
under bench integrated fridge oven dishwasher cooktop there are no overhead
storage instead that space has been reserved for heart to again help the
kitchen blend into its environment we decided to paint the walls in a
semi-gloss rather than a flat paint and the paint continues from the walls up to
the ceiling even with all of the decoration there’s
a calmness and a continuity to the space because the tile pervades every space this sort of building stock has great
access to light and Tabriz and by removing all of the partitioning in the
apartment and starting the layout again the spatial organization again we’ve
unlocked a whole heap of new potential

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “NEVER TOO SMALL ep.23 49sqm Art Studio + Small Apartment

  1. Ouch That hurted says:

    Okay but that naked guy on that book was staring at me

  2. Owl Leep says:

    Im not exactly sure why i was recomended this but very nice

  3. Kodie - Lee Rose says:

    this is literally so beautiful!!! i love it when smaller spaces are both functional and cozy

  4. Oatmeal Honey says:


  5. CallMeLexis says:

    My only concern is the fridge is so small, there no real freezer space lol

  6. TiffanyIndigo says:

    3:50 Is that a picture of a guy sitting on a dragon dildo?

  7. Yoyo Liang says:

    wow! i love the bathrooom!!!! <3

  8. Jamie Tey says:

    This is definitely the best comfortable use of space + cozyness I've seen for a home.

    Never would have thought the gold mirrors would be so elevating yet classy for this space!

  9. kcsnipesArt says:

    Mines still smaller 😁😢

  10. sulthan adib says:

    Amazing Job

  11. Juliane Albright says:

    …. my apartment is half this size where's my youtube special about creativity I share a bathroom with 20 people

  12. melanie sunstorm says:

    what is the dimension of space?

  13. Rachel Lee says:

    beautiful 😀

  14. Somnivers says:

    Doh, I live in 30 sqm with my girlfriend and cat.

  15. P. Hamilton says:

    It's too small….where would I put the indoor pool ?

  16. Stefanie says:

    I like that there's no overhead storage.

  17. MissCherry says:

    Wonderfully designed, but so many plants make the room way to crowded

  18. FengShuiSusan says:

    Just lovely 😊

  19. Solange says:

    Dude. Great work! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  20. akakaka says:

    gaaaah this is beautiful

  21. Jenn Z says:

    Lol. Only thing I could think of is that it's pretty big for NYC

  22. jasmine ツ says:

    im sorry did the subtitles say they created a cum shower?????

  23. i kabby says:

    This apartment is totally amazing! 😍🙏🏼 totally my style

    Only thing I don’t like is that small kitchen sink and cooktop. I live with those now and find them uncomfortable.

  24. Lena Cali says:

    Wowww, I would Love to live here💖

  25. Anime の Randomness says:

    Honestly goals

  26. Elizabeth Tulod says:

    Uhm hi I lived in a 20sqm condo, thank u very much, also everything is cite but the plant beside the tub idk about that, wouldnt that be messy and bugs would live there?

  27. Gracie Lepold says:

    Oh my literal god. I’m coming to steal this mans apartment

  28. Alchemist1330 says:

    ummm…. This apartment is MASSVIE.

  29. Aaron says:

    not small at all and that gold its gonna be a bitch to clean, do not touch

  30. Morrie Mukoda says:

    50m2 is not a small one bedroom apartment. It is actually the minimum planning regulation requirement in Sydney and is pretty much the standard size for most new apartments. This apartment is nicely designed though.

  31. unisinko says:

    This is gorgeous

  32. V :3 says:

    Holy cow that apartment is twice as big as mine and we're two adults and three teens. We make it work just fine

  33. Sofia Cavalcante says:

    I loved everything but the kitchen. This guy clearly doesn't cook or eat fresh produce. That fridge is too smal

  34. KurapikaISa BOY says:

    i love it and all but cleaning this would either be the most stressful or relaxing thing in the world

  35. Sandra Milfort says:

    So Well thought 👍🏾

  36. Ali Sannan says:

    I would live here in a heartbeat .

  37. Sonila Kar says:

    how nicely done! impressed!

  38. Oyinyin says:

    this is by far my favorite among all your other videos. I feel so happy just seeing that space

  39. Valeria Ariza Gomez says:

    Such an awesome result

  40. Mushroom Kid says:

    Well, your wallet will feel that good.

  41. JRLM says:

    Now the rent is 4000 a month LMAO!!! DEFEATS THE PURPOSE!

  42. solid244 says:

    I could actually imagine myself living there. Beautiful work!

  43. Ani Vai says:

    I can dig it

  44. Chicelly Crio says:

    i swear each time i watch these videos my studio seems smaller and smaller

  45. bablatoss says:

    Beautiful apartment!!!

  46. Plum Tree says:

    I love this. Omg i love thiiiis so much

  47. Chang Chesserly says:

    Wowzers! Stunning! 💕

  48. casey says:

    I feel like I could never be stressed in this apartment. I want to live here

  49. sam z says:

    i would never live in Australia. i’m not planning getting bit by an ant and die.

  50. Emily Norris says:

    It looks nice and lively, I personally prefer this than the big empty white space that is trending right now

  51. Emily Norris says:

    Love the color scheme of this

  52. Mike Grayson says:

    49 sm = 527 sq ft. I live in a house that is 408 sq. ft with a dog and its more than enough space for me. 527 s.f. sounds spacious to me.

  53. Manaswita Rajguru says:

    One of the best apartments so far😍

  54. natalie meier says:

    you want to sell rent it or what..? It seems like an advertisement..;)!

  55. Talissa says:

    Oh I love this !

  56. Katherine Green says:

    Ugh, it's so gorgeous. The natural light, the plants, the books, the gold storage unit – all of it. It was so interesting to look at all the styling details and this place looks so inviting and calming.

  57. Guverd HR says:

    3:49 – Я правильно понимаю, что это фотка волосатой жопы, в месте где люди едят(да вообще это сука фотка волосатой жопы не важно где она), как говорится – грейт дизайн епта

  58. Teona says:

    Wait, the landlord let this happen?

  59. TrueCrimeRIP says:

    Lol in Berlin 48 sqm is concidered big for a single apartment.

  60. Pondsnake says:

    2:34 what is the name of that plant?

  61. JR ii says:

    Please make videos of tiny Asian style apartments.
    I lived 6 years in this 20sqm apartment since I got here in Seoul for university.
    And I really tried to fit everything in this tiny space, but I'm not yet satisfied.
    I want to see a perfect design reference for the apartments like mine (with a small budget). That may help many people in the Asia.

  62. Sabrina Moon says:

    Heart eyes

  63. 햇님 says:

    This person's art pieces and colors and plants are so beautiful too😍

  64. Natalia Nathalia says:

    This is gorgeous and so functional Bravo to the designers <3

  65. 01a says:

    Laughing in HONG KONGER! My flat is 18sqm

  66. salami says:

    rich ppl be like

  67. madz says:

    ok what for one person this is huge

  68. Nathalia says:

    I study architecture and videos (projects) like this make me agonize thinking I’ll never be a great architect lol because maybe I wouldn’t think of this solution! It’s amazing, really, it may look simple but it’s so creative and practical, and it adapts and respects what the owner wanted. People nowadays want everything with no color and no personality, and this is the opposite of it! Congrats to both the architect, for making something so aesthetic and practical yet simple, and to the owner for knowing who he is and embracing it!

  69. flower power says:

    This apt is much bigger than mine lol. I love having a tiny apt

  70. Steven Daniel says:

    That isn’t even small, and so beautiful 😍

  71. tegan says:

    Amazing transformation! I love that you thought of the plants, it's so bright!

  72. Sierra Delis says:

    I love the thought and calmness that this floor plan and decor brought to this apartment

  73. Dio Brando says:

    So more Mirrors = More open feel. Need nothing more rest is useless.

  74. E. Kim says:

    The best small space interior I've ever seen on Youtube

  75. Nick Mougros says:

    Looks at if Blanche from The Golden Girls murdered someone and had to flee to Australia from Miami and this is where she settled down

  76. katia castañeda says:

    I just love watching this kind of videos

  77. Elizabeth Mcfly says:

    I lived in a 19cm2 studio with my boyfriend for 1,5 year what are y’all talking about

  78. Pun Almighty says:

    he looks like Teddy Atlas

  79. Donea M says:

    I dream to have a space like that.

  80. MrWhiskeycricket says:

    i wish these Australians would stop using a questioning inflection on statements.

  81. Bailey Nandory says:

    This is SO AWESOME. My apartment is about 100 square feet and you really learn to get creative with storage and space. I also appreciate that the client is upfront about not becoming a minimalist- the place looks clean and fresh, yet it's not empty. I love minimalism as much as the next millennial, but it doesn't always have a place in our homes, especially small ones.

  82. Pamela Wolfson says:

    Absolutely fabulous design!

  83. Maricel Mongcupa says:

    The curtain that pulls out from the cabinet to offer privacy for the guest is genius!

  84. Delainey says:

    Please less videos on minimalistic apartments- these are so much more interesting and fun to watch 💛

  85. Cesar Battistini Maziero says:

    Wow! I live in a 158 square meters place, and I’m going to downsize soon.

    My limit is 80 less than that feels claustrophobic for me!

  86. Rhonda Whyte says:

    My best friend lives in this block😆😆😆😆

  87. Emma Wilks says:

    absolutely beautiful space would love something similar one day, really helpful video for people looking for inspiration and information on how to increase light and space while still have such character

  88. Sapere Aude says:

    The space is hideous; however, I applaud the ingenuity.

  89. Alexandre Maker says:

    my days, you aussies have vision !

  90. Alex Guerriero says:

    I hate small fridges, they’re useless

  91. ChukapiX StraNgeR says:

    This apartment is #goals.
    It's simply perfect!!

  92. CoilsFit4aQueen says:

    I really get a sense of home from watching this. I love how the plants are blowing in the breeze. The apartment just seems calm and relaxing.

  93. Kenzie M. Mohammed says:

    it's amazing how a home can change just by getting rid of small things

  94. Amber says:

    This guys plants 😭❤

  95. Maria Allisa Aquino says:

    this is amazinggggggg what a great job!!!

  96. Lysanne S says:

    feel like Wes Anderson would love this

  97. airi noelle says:


  98. Christine Aldret says:

    The toilets always must be in a little private room. Not where you take a bath. Apart from this , it is perfect. I love it. 😍

  99. Peaches Dixon says:

    Looks like my grandma's house in the '80's. All that is missing is cat fur.

  100. Shucks says:

    GORGEOUS! But, I wish approximate costs were included.

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