Jasna's apartment in Cologne, Germany, filled with femininity, soft colours, and crafts

By on Jun 19th

Me

The offbeat occupant: Jasna, Graphic Designer

Other occupants: my sewing and jewellery

Approximate square footage: Under 650 sq. feet

How many bedrooms? 1

Lives in: Cologne, Germany

When did you move into this home? Six years ago

Let's start with the neighborhood. What's it like where you live? I love my neighbourhood, because a lot of families and students live here. Near my home is a big park and a lake.

Work in progress (the wall)

Jasna painted her kitchen table turquoise.

Pink garland

The light fixture above the table got upgraded with a drape of colored garland.

What makes your home offbeat? I looove colours and good moods. I try to create harmony with colours, patterns and texture. Happiness, joy, light, flowers, sunshine, pillows, candles. My home is feminine and a little bit romantic.

Dots and stripes

OMG! Polka dotted fridge.

Hallway

In a small space, doorknobs and radiators become bonus storage! Yup, that's also a vintage bike basket that she's using to store her scarves

What's the most challenging about this space? How do you deal with the challenge? My apartment is very dark and small. No space for stuff. I can't buy a lot of things. And I have to use a white floor and white furniture to bring light in the rooms.

Wardrobe

I love using bright clothes as decor OUTSIDE of the wardrobe.

Workspace

Jansa's workspace.

What's your favorite feature of your home? My favourite place is my big balcony in the summer time. When I'm sitting there with a cup of tea I look in the garden… this makes me happy.

The balcony season is open now

Balcony

What's the most important lesson you've learned from this home? The lesson that I have learned from my home is that you don't need a lot of money to have a beautiful home. Everything in my home is not expensive. The furniture is from Ikea (I have painted it in ivory white).

Bathroom

What's your grandest plan for the space? I'm dreaming of a new bed in wood and with a headboard covered with fabric. A big colourful quilt for my bed and pillows.

WIP

Raindrops at the wall

What advice do you have for other offbeat homies? Colours are very important. Use only colours you like in your home. Everything looking ugly put it away in a cupboard, so you don't see it always. Flowers, pillows, candles!

Any stuff or services you want to recommend? Lillyed is my favourite shop in my neighborhood

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