Today we talk about professionalarchitect designer Michael Roper, who managed to delightfully and competently decorate his dwelling of small size. His apartment is located in a building of historical importance, which was built in 1936 by the famous Best Overend master in Melbourne (Australia). With simple maneuvers, this tiny space has become a real “little paradise”. We suggest to get acquainted with several secrets from the professional. While most people strive to live in the city and in chic conditions, Roper went the other way, creating a high-quality and flexible interior in which quality is above quantity. For him, the biggest problem was the question of how to improve the aesthetic value of this small apartment, while remaining sensitive to the historical and architectural significance and maintaining a sense of spaciousness. Charming chair and table were chosen in onean antique shop to link them with the memorable heritage of the apartments. Michael was pleased with the high ceilings and wide windows, deciding to use the parts that were originally conceived. Original paintings diluted the severity of a minimalist style. The architect called his apartment - The PurpleRose of Cairo, after the film with Woody Allen with the same name. The image of the theater curtain echoes in the interior - even the bed and the closet with clothes are “hidden” behind the curtains. The large curtain ideally emphasizes the height of the space, and also visually and acoustically softens it, which makes the room more sensual and hospitable. A beautiful curtain integrates with smart storage solutions, along with a folding bed. But best of all, she transforms the bedroom into a dining room or office. Roper got rid of the kitchen door and turned it.through passage, which made it possible to connect the interior with a superb garden. When a company gathers here, the bed is folded, the table is placed in the middle of the room, and the owner brings chairs from the balcony. All ingenious is simple! From the loggia there is an exit to the beautiful courtyard. Not far from the residential complex there are shops, restaurants, cafes and even live music from Fitzroy’s Brunswick Street. Many locals like the liveliness of the area. To complement the modest aesthetics of this uniqueapartments, Michael chose a plain palette of Victorian ash, white melanin and delicate fabrics. Woodwork allowed to pay attention to the width of the room, and if you remove the curtains in the other direction, you will notice the elegant lines of the steel frame window. Bathroom and kitchen remained, practically, withoutchanges to reduce financial expenses. The architect showed by his own example how best it can be without the need for specialized construction work on the construction of rooms of everyday importance.
March 24, 2019