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Calm, Earthy Attic Apartment

A professional designer turns a modest, uninhabited upstairs space into a studio apartment inspired by serenity and textures.
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Clean snd Serene

After moving in, interior designer Alexandra Hernandez painted the steps, walls and landing white to keep the entire space feeling clean and serene. "I love how the light completely changes the hue of the white stairwell," Alexandra says. "In the early morning it's pure white but just an hour or two later it takes on a slightly orange appearance. It's kind of dreamy."

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Hidden Potential

When initially introduced to the attic, it was simply a bare space with no architectural detail, but Alexandra saw potential to make it a home. Its abundance of natural light made it ideal for a calm, serene, white and beige color scheme.

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Adding Texture

To add both architectural interest and texture, Alexandra created a wall-mounted headboard made by wrapping plywood with inexpensive batting and burlap, stapling, then attaching to the wall with a nail gun.

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Creative Storage

The living space is packed with excellent storage. The 36X36 woven resin ottoman holds all of Alexandra's craft supplies, essential to do-it-yourself projects and prop styling jobs.

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