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Curated Hipster Modernity: Small Attic Apartment in Sofia Leaves You Amazed!

Filled with a delightful array of contrasting finishes, custom details and decor that bridges the vintage with the modern, Loft 9b in Sofia, Bulgaria could arguably be dubbed the world’s best small attic apartment! And the fact that this lovely home was found as just another mundane loft by architect Dimitar Karanikolov and interior designer Veneta Nikolova just a couple of years ago makes the mesmerizing transformation ever more magical! When the couple decided to move to the Bulgarian capital, leaving behind the fast-paced life in London, they wanted a home that reflected their individual taste, style and design philosophy.

Living area of the attic apartment with brick walls and vintage decor Curated Hipster Modernity: Small Attic Apartment in Sofia Leaves You Amazed!

Putting this beautiful attic apartment together piece by piece also allowed the homeowners to discover a whole new brand of boutique furniture that they call LOFTCASE. At the heart of the apartments’ living room is a large, dark cube crafted from custom concrete panels that conceals the elevator panel and also holds a bathroom above it! But the surprises do not end there, as the exterior of the giant cube is laced with cool floating shelves that bring color to the living area, and another small nook is turned into an ergonomic home office. An open living area with dining space is connected to the balcony that acts as a private courtyard.

Dark cube at the heart of the living room contains elevator shaft and bathroom

Ladder and steps used to access the top level of the apartment

Large glass windows bring in the private balcony indoors

Large windows with dark frames lead to the private balcony

Stylish living area combines a chic vintage style with a multitude of textures

Vintage refrigerator and a tiled backsplash bring classic elements to the modern kitchen

Custom crafted concrete panels, brick wall and lighting add industrial charm to the apartment

Giant dark cube in the living room made from custom dark concrete panels

The balcony is lined with cantilevered aluminum planters and a cloak of greenery that ensure this small space is turned into a private courtyard that is sheltered beautifully. The other end of the living area holds the kitchen with a splash of vintage decor, wooden shelves and industrial-style pendants. The bedroom with an accent brick wall, vintage decor and a brilliant wardrobe inspired by the design of old suitcases (giving birth to the LOFTCASE Series) seems to continue the theme and style set by the living area.

Industrial style bulb lighting above the small dining space

Simplicity and beauty of the stripped-down lighting additions

Lovely details add to the appeal of the vintage modern attic apartment

A gallery wall in the bedroom with television and vintage decor

Gorgeous way to create a captivating gallery wall in the bedroom

Bedroom with vintage suitcase-styled wardrobe and white brick wall

White brick accent wall and vintage bedside lighting inside the small attic bedroom

Wardrobe in the bedroom inspired by the look of old suitcases

Subtle details such as the air conditioner hidden away in a custom wooden drawer, a smart ventilation system, a sizzling fireplace in the living room, and a relaxing hidden getaway with a bathtub that can be accessed using a ladder turn this loft into a truly one-of-a-kind dwelling. Whether you want to dub its style hipster modern, vintage modern or industrial chic, or a mix of the best elements from each one of those, there is little doubt that Loft 9b brilliantly showcases the endless love poured into it by its ingenious homeowners!

Talk about a relaxing nook hidden away from the world!

Revamped attic apartment is infused with details inspired by hipster modernity

Living room brick wall with floating wooden shelves inside the smart attic apartment

Organized home workspace with open shelves

Dark concrete panels give the bathroom a moody, elegant appeal

Clever way to organize the bathroom shelves for a couple

Cantilevered aluminum planters with plants create an aerial courtyard

Small attic apartment in Sofia surrounded by a wall of greenery

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  • Elizabeth

    Um, if by attic you mean penthouse.

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