A traditional Indian twin bed in Mira’s room is outfitted in hand-stitched linens from Fabindia in Delhi. The toy blocks are from KID-O. Not only do the clean white walls reflect the residents’ aesthetic, but there is room for creativity as Mira’s taste develops and changes. Photo by Matthew Williams
When Svetlin Krastev and Dessi Nikolova had their second child, they saw two options: Go broke buying a bigger apartment, or renovate their existing 620-square-foot home. In the apartment’s new incarnation, the main living area is a family room that morphs—after the boys go to sleep in the back bedroom—into the parents’ lair. As Krastev puts it, “During the day it’s a one-bedroom apartment, at night, a studio.” Photo by David Allee.
The architects' six-year-old daughter, hangs out next to her built-in bed. Photo by Hertha Hurnaus.
Openshop|Studio’s design for a hivelike structure in the middle of a Brooklyn loft creates a chrysalis of comfort for a couple and their baby. Photo by Jesse Chehak.