When working with small spaces, lighter shades help open up the room. Natural lighting from a tiny window bounces off the white-painted walls and angled roof line to create a soft, calming appeal in this Victorian renovation in Toronto.
A furniture designer carves out a modern family home in a renovated 1925 structure on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Here, the formerly cramped attic has been transformed into a sunny dining room with Vitral windows and white-tinted pine floors by Dinesen. The Sara table is by Hay, the Shell chairs are by Charles and Ray Eames, and the artwork is a hand-printed textile she had framed.
Designer Omer Abel's attic bedroom in his Vancouver home features plenty of sunlight and a mix of vintage and contemporary furniture.
In Seattle, an architect transforms a cramped space into a flexible and luminous family gathering spot, equipped with daybeds, newly added skylights, and custom storage units.
This four-level penthouse apartment in New York has some quieter moments (to contrast with the multistory reflective slide snaking throughout). Designed by architect David Hotson_Architect with interiors by Ghislaine Viñas, this top-floor bedroom is a minty moment of repose. Set into the dormer at the opposite side of the bedroom, the alcove bed occupies a wedge of space extending up to the attic-level oculus window.
The snug attic contains the master bedroom of this cozy family home sited at a former fishermen’s cottage outside Copenhagen. The platform bed was custom designed by architect and photographer Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen—a longtime friend of the residents who renovated the structure—to maximize storage and fit the unusual space.
Though it's a new construction, rather than a renovation, the attic of this simple gabled home in Austria is simply stunning. It combines rich wood grained interiors with a capacious skylight to create a stunning loft space with a view of the evening sky.