What was once a dark and dingy attic is now a bright and cheerful room thanks to Van Staeyen Interieur Architecten. A young family enlisted the Belgian studio to renovate the attic of their home near Antwerp into a multipurpose space for guests, renting out, or just hanging out.
The space has the structural hallmarks of an attic—a pitched roof, skylights—but now comes with a playful twist featuring curved cutouts, built-ins, and sunny accents throughout.
A bed sits in a pale wood sleeping nook, while a custom, three-part, circular couch anchors the living room. Arched recesses highlight shelving and a TV. A bathroom and storage area are hidden behind doors flanking the entrance area.
According to the studio, curved geometry is “enlarges and softens the space, and gives it a more welcoming feeling” while yellow “stands for optimism and energy.”