A small French apartment awash in bold blue hues

French design bureau Insides interior designer Maria Olofsson was given the task of transforming a small apartment in Marseilles. The goal was to turn this drab, dull space into one of comfort, style, and practicality for rental purposes. While it seemed impossible, Maria was up for the challenge.

The property owner and Maria started with the technical side of things. They then completely transformed the kitchen and the bathroom which backed onto it on the other side of the wall.

blue velvet studio apartment 10 - A small French apartment awash in bold blue huesThe kitchen, with stunning natural wood cabinetry, is a beautiful shade of blue and flows seamlessly through to the living space.

blue velvet studio apartment 8 - A small French apartment awash in bold blue huesThe living area is a bold, bright, and beautiful area with a lovely blue velvet sofa, integrated TV screen, and a stunning open layout.

blue velvet studio apartment 5 - A small French apartment awash in bold blue huesThe blue velvet sofa is the focal point in the living area, tying the blue wall shades together in each area of the apartment.

blue velvet studio apartment 3 - A small French apartment awash in bold blue huesA glass partition wall creates a sense of separation from the living room, dressing room, and bedroom.

blue velvet studio apartment 4 - A small French apartment awash in bold blue huesThe bedroom carries on the same vibrant hues as the rest of the apartment.

blue velvet studio apartment 11 - A small French apartment awash in bold blue huesThe bathroom underwent a full overhaul with a large tiled shower, wall-hung toilet, concealed WC cistern, and stunning metro-style tiles.

blue velvet studio apartment 2 - A small French apartment awash in bold blue huesThese tiles were also placed in the kitchen to carry on the same style. Completing the picture was the cement floor tiles.

blue velvet studio apartment 7 - A small French apartment awash in bold blue huesThe final change was the entrance. The original wardrobe remained, but new doors and linen fabric offered a softer touch.

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