The brief from my stylish Italian client was simple.

Create a space in the small second room of this compact Westend apartment, that would house a very large collection of books, enable a secondary lounging / chill space to capture the morning sun, contain additional, much needed storage space in the small apartment and function as a guest bedroom.

The awkward space in the hallway was transformed into a useful office space, complete with slime line drawers and shelving to display favourite books and artwork.

The result was a comfy, cosy, stylish space that housed a day bed and work space for the homeowner and guests ticking all the boxes.