This cozy attic apartment in Krakow is beaming! Skylights allow for plenty of light to shine in this Polish top floor apartment, which is housed in the attic space of a 1934 tenement building in the center of town. This space, after renovation, became the home for a young couple who frequent the city for work and wanted a place of their very own. Keep scrolling to see more.
The apartment design style was inspired by a ceramic plate decorated with the image of Aunt Sophia. This plate and a handful of others now hang in the kitchen, giving the apartment a personal feel.
Looking back over the project, there were lots of changes made throughout but each element has come together beautifully, according to designer Karol from Blackhaus.
The open plan kitchen and living area makes the attic apartment feel more spacious. This spaciousness is helpful given the small surface area of only 19 square meters. White fittings and warm wood tones were selected to also achieve this look. Overall, the apartment leans towards a Scandinavian aesthetic, with a few interesting design quirks for a surprising twist.
The perforated cabinets are not only a design element but are functional too, hiding the washing machine and appliances but providing enough ventilation for the equipment. The upper doors also have a perforated look to match the general feel.
Aunt Sophia evidently made a lasting impression on the homeowners, as her name is lit up in LED lights on the exposed brick wall. The yellow sofa that stretches the length of the wall completes this picture of coziness, especially with its tufted pillows.
We love how the ceramic styled cupboard handles subtly mimic the plates! It’s a cute touch.
This open plan attic apartment has a hidden feature – can you see what it is?
It wasn’t easy to fit everything in given the shortage of space. Thus, the main sleeping area is in a mezzanine space above the bathroom. During the renovation work, the ceiling had to be adjusted an extra 25 centimeters to get more headroom. The area is certainly snug and cozy; just make sure you don’t roll around too much in your sleep!
The compact bathroom feels surprisingly roomy thanks to the long tiles which seem to lengthen the walls.
All in all, this cozy attic apartment is a snug sanctuary under the protective guidance of Aunt Sophia. It definitely feels warm and welcoming with its light furnishings and open plan. You can be sure of a good meal and a good night’s rest at Sophia House, right in the heart of the city.
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