Bedroom by 로하디자인

From old to bold: a tiny apartment's sparkling makeover

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Home transformations are always amazing, and, no matter how many we've seen, we never stop responding with a ‘wow – how did this happen?!’ sort of exclamation. Today’s before & after feature is no different. It’s the story of an old dingy house which morphs from a seriously ugly duckling into a real swan, thanks to the interior designers from South Korea’s Roha, who worked their magic touch. Take this intriguing transformation tour to find out more…

​Before: boredom in the bathroom

  by 로하디자인
로하디자인

공사 전 거실 욕실

로하디자인

The bathroom previously was an uninspiring space where white tiles and fixtures made a bland statement. Even the white shower curtain seemed to be asking for some fun and colour. This reasonably-sized space presented much scope for improvement, however.

​After: vibrant monochrome

 Bathroom by 로하디자인
로하디자인

거실 욕실

로하디자인

The new bathroom has a vibrant monochrome theme with a black base for the tub and a black frame for the mirror. The black shower head is a classic one with a modern industrial hue. The simple white fixtures are more modern, while the pattern on the floor adds a fun element. Focussed lighting and smooth white walls render fluidity of design.

​Before: empty promises

  by 로하디자인
로하디자인

공사 전 서재

로하디자인

This room was an empty one with lots of promise. The stone floor and lack of proper lighting made it a dull space in need of some stylish love.

​After: a subtly vibrant bedroom

With a traditional pattern on the bedding, the fun in the new bedroom has just begun! The bold-hued ceiling is the perfect complement for this white room. The designers have extended the window on the wall and centered it so that the rest of the room is designed around it. Quirky and colourful artwork sits above the leather headboard of the bed, while a large entertainment centre can be seen in front. The wooden flooring and abstract light fitting above, complete the look here.

Before: nothing to see

  by 로하디자인
로하디자인

공사 전 거실

로하디자인

There may have been plenty of large windows in this room, but there was nothing to see. The natural light was killed by brown and dull surroundings while the lacklustre fittings cried out for a makeover.

After: style surprises in the lounge

The newly-designed lounge is a sleek space with black, white and chrome in the starring roles. A bright yellow couch provides a stylish surprise at one end, while a paper-thin black rug holds your attention in conjunction with the aforementioned bold hue. Industrial-style lighting in white makes for a loft-style aesthetic.

Before: tiny kitchen

  by 로하디자인
로하디자인

공사 전 주방 베란다

로하디자인

The small kitchen was hemmed into a nondescript corner with outdated wooden and white textures. Some serious work was needed.

After: nautical niceness!

The brilliant blue theme in the kitchen is a refreshing change from before. The designers have knocked down a wall and given the gift of openness to this space. Royal blue islands with white counters, a ship’s cylinder for a chimney and a chrome double-door fridge—these are a few of our favourite things! An open shelf and industrial black study lamp for lighting also make a whimsical statement. 

If you loved this ideabook, here's another great makeover story to fill you with design inspiration: Before and after: 5 renovations to copy.

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