Combating the challenges of small space design

Designed as a lux hideaway holiday apartment, this listed building is situated in one of the most premium locations in Brighton with stunning views of the grand Regency architecture of Brunswick Sq and uninterrupted views of the sea from the best roof terrace in Brighton.

It was a small soulless box with wonky floors, no original features and extremely low ceilings.

It was a no brainer to apply the same colour to the walls, skirting and ceiling. Light herringbone flooring picked up hints of the wall and ceiling colour created a canvas of the same hue giving a greater sense of space. We applied moulded beading to the walls to form clean panelling that was taken higher to the ceiling to give a sense of height and detailed skirting that were all specified to be in proportion to the space.

Relying on recessed downlights were a big no with the low ceiling height. Instead there are a series of classic wall lights that transform the space at night.

Essential storage was cleverly hidden behind a stunning Pierre Frey curtain setting a stunning backdrop to the bedroom