1,000 Sq. Ft on a Price range: An Artist’s Loft in North London

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You are able to do quite a bit with a bit paint and elbow grease, and Malgorzata Bany and Tycjan Knut’s north London rental is proof. It’s a 1,000-square-foot dwell/work loft in a transformed warehouse that Malgorzata, a sculptor, and Tycjan, a painter and artwork supplier, personalized with recycled birch ply kitchen counters, painted Ikea cupboards, a hand-built dividing wall, and a DIY Donald Judd–like couch. Malgorzata gave us the main points on how they pulled all of it collectively.

Images courtesy of The Trendy Home.

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Above: The kitchen partitions are painted with Farrow & Ball Sturdy White in Property Emulsion. The countertop is birch ply recycled from Malgorzata’s former studio worktop that that they had minimize to suit and completed with wax. Malgorzata and Tycjan constructed the decrease cupboards from painted MDF ordered to measurement and added a linen curtain to cowl the prevailing plumbing. The open cabinets are Ikea Ekby Hemnes Cabinets and Ekby Valter Brackets and to the precise are Ikea Ivar Cupboards (a 12-inch-deep cupboard stacked on a 20-inch), all painted Sturdy White to match.

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Above: The lounge is painted in a shade of white hand-mixed by the couple to “neutralize the pink gentle from the dealing with brick constructing,” Malgorzata says. “We mixed a few paints from tester pots utilizing heat and funky tones and added just a few drops of acrylic paint from Tycjan’s studio. I took it to a house enchancment retailer and requested to place my pattern below the scanner to create a bespoke colour.” The couch is comprised of the bottom of a settee mattress—one thing generic purchased by Tycjan’s sister on-line. Malgorzata ordered foam minimize to measurement and coated it with heavy duck cotton she sewed herself. The Donald Judd–impressed field is comprised of birch ply coated with Osmo Snow White Wooden Wax End. To maintain every thing wanting uniform, Malgorzata made curtains from the identical cloth used for the couch. The slim graphic work on the wall is by a buddy, artist Sarah Pettitt.

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Above: Malgorzata and Tycjan use the bedrooms as separate work studios and transformed the big central house into two rooms—a front room and bed room—with a hand-built dividing display. It’s fabricated from a pine body painted in Farrow & Ball Shaded White and completed with double-sided cloth panels stapled to the body. The display is wedged between the ground and ceiling with screws that hold it in place. “We didn’t need to put up an ordinary plasterboard partition wall, and the curtain we have been utilizing earlier than by no means felt substantial sufficient,” Malgorzata says. The inspiration for the divider “got here from Japanese interiors; from a sensible perspective, it was merely one of the best answer.” The uncooked wooden cupboards, as earlier than, are Ivar Pine Cupboard from Ikea. The Windsor chair is classic, from Ercol, that they stripped and painted matte black.

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