As urban apartments get smaller and smaller, efficient and attractive interior design can make all the difference. Check out, for example, this 236-square-foot pad in Taipei, Taiwan, which recently went through an impressive transformation by local studio A Little Design.
Designed for a client who frequently travels for work, the space aims to get all the basic necessities just right. Taking advantage of the nearly 10-foot-high ceilings, the design team added a wall of built-in closets, as well as a lofted row of bookshelves accessible via the bedroom mezzanine or with a ladder.
On another side, a built-in sofa, storage, and shelving makes the most of a bright alcove by the window. Other neat features include the pair of narrow wooden tables that can transform from a long bar table to a dining table, plus the mini study area by the bed.
As you can see from these before-and-after floor plans and photos, the whole space is a lot more functional—not to mention much more elegant with its white and oak finishes—after the renovation. Take a closer look.