Vintage Adelaide Apartment

Type: Apartment // Location: Adelaide, Australia // Source: malelivingspace

 

About this Place

This Australian apartment has a worldly, eclectic vibe, thanks to lots of vintage maps and furniture that looks like it’s been collected over time. His houseplant collection is pretty impressive, too. We lost count after 15.

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He’s added a large vintage map to add lots of pattern and color. A low profile sofa meets its match with an equally low-profile end table.

A simple way to make sure your tables are the right size for your sofa and chairs is to remember the 2 inch rule. You shouldn’t have to reach up higher or lower than a couple of inches to grab your drink.

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The sofa is pushed up to the edge of the window seat, making it feel like one big piece of furniture. He’s added some throw pillows for color and a knit poof for propping up his feet.

A huge picture window lets in tons of natural light, which is important considering the number of plants he owns.

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A Hamadan rug floats in the middle of the room. A rug this nice deserves proper room placement–he should move it in front of the sofa to ground the seating area.

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A small dining table leaves plenty of room for a large wooden desk. He’s added another vintage map over the desk area and a thrift-store chic art collection above the built-in shelving.

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Another large window lets in light on this side of the apartment, so of course he’s added a few more plants to the space.

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A small glass desk lamp provides some task lighting but not enough. Your desk isn’t the right place to skimp on adequate task lighting–an upgrade is definitely in order.

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See how much this guy loves plants? We can’t blame him with all the natural light in the kitchen. The simple white cabinetry is a nice contrast to the warmth of the butcherblock countertops.

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He kept the bedroom simple with another pair of maps and striped bedding. A small chair does double duty as a nightstand. As long as the horizontal surface is comfortably reachable from the bed, any small chair or table can make a good nightstand.

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Instead of the usual dresser, he opted to add a wall of simple bookshelves to the room for storage. This is a pretty genius concept because it holds a whole lot more than a dresser can.

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The outdoor space is accessible from the kitchen and has (you guessed it) more plants and a small seating area. We like the addition of the Persian runner and think it makes the outdoor space feel like an extension of the inside.