Type: Apartment // Location: New Haven, Connecticut // Source: malelivingspace
About This Place
Yes, a pair of grad students live in this amazing apartment. Even more impressive is the fact that they did most of the work themselves. Design students, perhaps?
The living room is a study in restrained, masculine elegance. The black and white color palette is accented with touches of green from several plants.
We appreciate the thoughtful furniture arrangement they’ve created. It’s perfect for conversation and entertaining. There’s a nice juxtaposition of light and heavy from the dark leather sofa against the glass table and metal chairs.
They’ve even thought about keeping the metallic finishes uniform. The tables and sofa base are all sleek chrome.
The office area is on the other side of the living room, so they wisely used the same neutral color scheme and modern style for the desk and chair.
The kitchen is just as streamlined as the rest of the apartment. We love the steel and wood island in the middle of the space. Not only does it look good, it completely expands the usable counterspace and storage.
The bar area has an industrial clip-on lamp for extra lighting. A moody portrait sits on the top shelf, which adds more drama to the space.
There’s a walk-in pantry with a large window that we’re incredibly envious of. The sink area has a simple subway tile backsplash, a classic material that will always be in style.
We love the built-in dining counter they created from basic plumbing materials and wood. This proves that you don’t need a ton of space to have an eat-in kitchen.
There’s also a dedicated dining space with the same modern, neutral look found throughout the rest of the apartment.
Unique furnishings like a rattan poof and an extension wall lamp elevate the look of the simple bedroom.
A large wall mirror expands the room and bounces light around. Extra texture is found in the fur throw rug and fringe blanket.
The bathroom has a small vanity with leather cabinet pulls. A wooden floating shelf provides much needed storage space.
They’ve upped the style factor by painting the ceiling black. Not only does this add serious drama, it also expands the ceiling making the small room feel more spacious.