I can’t describe how happy I was when a client asked me for help with her apartment in Norway. I was probably dancing around our living room!
It is funny because, in the end, it really doesn’t really matter whether I’m designing a house in the Czech Republic, San Francisco or Norway. But it made me happy because I was like ‘My first Scandinavian design for someone in a Scandinavian country! Yippee!’
Anyway, my client needed a solution for their apartment in Norway. She and her husband were discussing the options for their space but they just weren’t able to agree on something. And even when they almost agreed they had no idea how it would look once it was ready.
My client contacted me when they were already demolishing the ground floor of their house. Their main aim was to create an independent apartment which they can rent or have it as an extra space for the family or friends when they visit. And I’m sure when someone lives in Norway, they have a lot of friends from other countries who’d want to visit!
It was a brilliant situation for me because, as they were remodelling the entire floor, not only could I give the space a complete overhaul but I could also choose a completely new layout which would fit their family lifestyle.