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    New Vintage Style City Apartment with Checker Flooring

    This apartment, located in an old industrial bakery in London, has been ingeniously reconfigured by Russian for Fish Architects in order to suit the lifestyle of a young, dynamic couple. The initial layout of the apartment consisted of open kitchen, dining and living area on the ground, with the bathroom as the only closed space; the bedroom consisted of a raised sleeping platform. Because the only source of natural light was at the front of the apartment, the kitchen and living area were initially installed here. By inserting a big window in the east wall of the apartment, the new layout allowed for the kitchen to be moved towards the back and make room for a sizable bedroom at the front. The bedroom is separated from the living area by large folding doors, which allow the space to close for privacy or to remain open in order to increase sensation of space and volume. The bigger existing bathroom was practically divided into two parts. One side has been transformed into an en-suite bathroom, which remains private to the owners and is accessible from their bedroom. A smaller part has been transformed into a guest toilet, accessible from the kitchen area. In the new configuration, the mezzanine accommodates a private work station. The strongest visual element of this small apartment is the black and white checker floor that runs uninterrupted from kitchen to bedroom and gives personality to the space. The rest of the decoration follows in a modern-vintage style, on the white background of the walls.







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    My, doesn't this look warm and welcoming!
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    I love checkerboard flooring, but I like TILED flooring, not painted wood. Otherwise, it's pretty sparse.
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    that is one cramped living/sitting room... you have to carefully maneuver around the damn couch...
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    I am a sucker for the vintage kitchen thing. They should have gotten a vintage stove (or at least a vintage reproduction) to go along with the fridge. I agree with Bookie too, tiles would have been better than painted wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogsBun View Post
    I am a sucker for the vintage kitchen thing. They should have gotten a vintage stove (or at least a vintage reproduction) to go along with the fridge. I agree with Bookie too, tiles would have been better than painted wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    Guess I'll be changing my nickname on here, right?

    Hehe, I guess so. Maybe it was a Freudian slip or something? It's a rarity I agree with people, so I have to butcher it some way..lol.
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    I hate,HATE checked floors,maybe something from my childhood but they give me nightmares.When i visit a house with these floors i need to leave asap.
    This is not a warm and welcoming home,flooring aside!
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    I hate every square inch of this. Not even a pretty view.
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    Gawd, it looks like one big long ugly hallway. And all white stairs? How the hell will they ever keep them clean?

    I do love that refrigerator though, saw one like it at West Elm. Would love one for my basement but I think 2k is pretty pricey for what you get. But such cool colors!! (Too bad they say SMEG across the front though...)

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    eta: these are really cool too, but even more expensive...

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    I like it except I would change the kitchen table and replace it with a wood one, and that sofa should be up against the window instead of where it is now.
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    I actually would love this if the floors were tiles and not painted-over wood.

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