Bold paint choices create modern and comfortable decor in this stylish apartment
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Tired of their hectic city life and looking for a new adventure, the owners moved to Margate in 2015. “Back then we wanted to climb the property ladder, which we couldn’t. allow to do in London ”.
“We were drawn to the inspiring views, sandy beaches and the artisan vibe of the seaside town. There is something extremely special about Margate, she has an energy that you can’t help but fall in love with! ‘
The couple first bought a Victorian two-room apartment which they completely renovated over the next four years. Eager to expand their real estate portfolio, they decided to buy an apartment as an investment. A place to rent, but one that could also be enjoyed by family and friends.
Open concept living
The search led to a charming one bedroom apartment, on the third floor of a grade II listed building, overlooking a lovely leafy Regency Square. “I loved the facade of the building and the wonderful view over the rooftops and the sea from the picture window in the room.
The apartment has an open plan living / kitchen area, a double bedroom and a bathroom. Although compact, the space has good proportions, with large Georgian windows flooding the rooms with light.
The period of the property and the contrast of the living room painting idea of dark and light half-painted walls created a fairly decadent space.
A follower of the maximalist style, the interior is a clever combination of a rich mixture of colors and textures.
Passionate about vintage pieces and ethical products, the apartment’s favorite pieces include the two large vintage prints hanging from the fireplace mantel in the living room. They were found in a former outbuilding of a family property in Sweden. Perfectly matched with sisal baskets from a local artisan shop that have been hand-woven by women’s cooperatives in the Kenyan countryside.
The custom wood kitchen idea was designed and equipped by a friend and a local carpenter and was designed with eye-level cabinetry, hidden appliances, and open shelving to create an interesting focal point. The raised kitchen table provides a natural separation between the living room and the kitchen.
The on-trend paint choices from dark to light continue from the living room to the woodwork and kitchen cabinetry, adding depth.
The owners have opted for calmer hues in the bedroom. Here, the pale green decor and the light from the bay window create a whole different atmosphere. The soft gray of the top of the walls has been carried into the bedroom, creating continuity with the rest of the apartment.
A decorative wall paneling idea and plum headboard add character and rich contrast to the bedroom’s pale green color scheme.
“It’s so peaceful,” says the owner of the serene space of the room. “On a clear day you can see across the ocean from the comfort of the bed. I could spend hours there.
The jewel and original bathroom has been cleverly designed with an idea of a raised walk-in shower. A separate sink area and zoned lighting making the most of the small windowless space.
This stylish apartment proves that no matter how compact your space is, you can still go big with creative ideas.