Two-room model apartment in Uus-Veerenni – compact yet with all the comforts
Can a touch of exotic elegance, combined with a spacious layout, natural light, and all the essentials for a comfortable life, fit within a 35-square-metre apartment? Absolutely! Interior architect Loreida Hein has masterfully achieved just that in Merko’s Uus-Veerenni development. The space features a charming living room with a compact sofa, a functional workspace, a fully equipped kitchen, a separate bedroom, ample storage, and a spacious shower room that even accommodates a washer and dryer. The result is an exciting and sophisticated modern home.
Finely-tuned functionality is achieved through custom furniture, designed and installed by Enima. Sliding panels separate the bedroom from the living room, blending seamlessly with the mustard-coloured wall. The dining table conveniently tucks under the desk, eliminating the need to stow the computer away. The design maximises every centimetre of the kitchen, with upper cabinets matching the colour of the wall to provide ample storage while maintaining the spacious feel. A discreet compartment hides the microwave behind its door. The kitchen extends into the hallway, while the Damixa pump bottle, set into the countertop with the same upscale copper finish as the tap, cleverly conceals the dishwashing liquid.
Full-length mirrored doors in the hallway add to the sense of space, with one opening into the living room to make choosing outfits as convenient as can be. In addition to the roomy drawers, the cabinet is equipped with an electric socket for a cordless vacuum or other appliances. Spacious drawers are also a feature of the bedroom wardrobe, with interior lighting cleverly placed on one side so that an early riser can avoid disturbing their sleeping partner.
Functionality was also a key consideration when choosing the rest of the furniture. The small, round sofa table, a stool that doubles as a bedside table, and the bench in the hallway corner are all sturdy enough to help you reach the upper cabinets, but also lightweight and portable enough to use as extra seats at the table.
Details matter. In this case, many of the interior elements were sourced from Perenne Interior, including a wall shelf with magnetic components that can be rearranged to suit your needs, a striking paper palm bedroom lamp designed in Latvia, and Estonian-designed oak Pulo directional lights. Tarmo Luisk’s bird nest lamp is a legendary domestic design piece that, in tandem with the expansive picture wallpaper, transports the viewer to a dreamy rainforest.
The apartment exudes a deep appreciation of nature, apparent in the warm, natural oak parquet and door veneers, the furniture panels with stylish vertical grooves, and the natural silk curtains from Siidistuudio. An elegant Woodman bed with an intricate intarsia-inspired headboard is complemented by a wall-mounted drawer above the desk from the same manufacturer, originally intended as a nightstand but playfully adapted for this use case. These pieces, along with the chocolate brown sofa, were sourced from Furgner.
The bathroom radiates splendour with a hint of bohemian charm, embodied by the soft rug and seagrass baskets. Bold wood-patterned floor tiles harmoniously blend with the subtly textured marble-pattern wall, both found in Merko’s finishing packages. These are combined with bathroom cabinets from Duravit, a hallmark of German quality.
The accessories, tableware and bed linen are carefully chosen to match the overall design of the model apartment. Because it’s the little things that make life so great!
Video: Siim Kingisepp
The model apartment has been furnished by Loreida Hein, Merko’s Interior Design Project Manager. Check out the homes still available in the Uus-Veerenni Quarter!