Tasteful Vancouver Studio

Type: Apartment // Location: Vancouver, British Columbia // Source: Apartment Therapy


About This Place

Here’s a tiny but tasteful Vancouver studio apartment that gets plenty of light from its southern facing windows. Notice how splashes of color are used so sparingly, yet effectively.


sofa | coffee table | floor lamptable lamp | rug

A gallery ledge floats above a blue sofa. Ledges are a great way to display art if you like changing out your pieces a lot and helps you avoid ruining your walls with ever-changing nail holes.

We love the hairpin leg coffee table and think it’s perfectly styled with some succulents, books, and clear box. The owner strikes the perfect balance between too much and too little on the coffee table, which we rarely see.


The bedroom has gorgeous windows that let natural light pour in. When you’ve got windows this nice, framing them with simple white drapes (or nothing at all) is a smart choice.

A wooden platform bed stands out against all of the white and blends in well with the living area.


bed | side table | table lamp

The small round table is a perfect choice for a studio bedroom because it doesn’t scream “nightstand”. Furniture that looks equally at home in the living room and bedroom is important when dealing with an open concept layout.

Perched atop the table is a small lamp that can be used both for reading in bed and sitting in the living room chair– dual function at its finest.


desk | chair

Just because you’re short on space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a home office. This small corner holds a compact hairpin leg desk and Eames chair, perfect for getting work done in style.

The minimalist desk styling is absolute perfection. The books provide a bit of color and the wooden vessel can store loose office supplies while adding some warmth to the space.


The compact kitchen is a little dated, but we love how it was given a quick update by removing the upper cabinet doors and adding storage baskets. The hanging bar now houses a coffee cup collection, which adds some pattern to the otherwise white room.