Yael Perry washes skinny Tel Aviv apartment in an all-white colour palette
When transforming this skinny Tel Aviv apartment into a family holiday home, Yael Perry opted for bright white colour palette to make the space seem bigger.
The apartment, located in the heart of Tel Aviv, is long and narrow – measuring in at 11 metres in length and 3.3 metres in width.
Perry wanted to make the space feel more spacious and bright, so chose to design the apartment in just one shade of colour – white.
She covered the floors in a white parquet, painted all walls white, and selected white carpentry and furniture.
The new occupier also requested to include some of her own furniture, including as Eero Aarnio's Parabel dining table and four Kite chairs by Karim Rashid.
"The uniqueness of the furniture affected the project's plan and the conceptual design of the project," said Perry.
"The space was too narrow to accommodate a small living room and dining room furniture; therefore, the living room furniture is used for the dining area as well."
Before the renovation, there was no storage space, no wardrobe in the bedroom and a tiny bathroom – all factors that didn't suit its new occupiers, a family who often entertains guests.
Perry destroyed all internal walls and created a new entrance. She made a custom white closet for the new hallway, as well as space for storage and a washing machine.
To make the most of the area in the kitchen, integrated electric appliances were placed in the cabinets. A black oven was chosen to contrast with the white cabinetry.
An internal wall separating the living room from the bedroom was replaced with a closet that can be used for both spaces. On the living room side, it provides a mounting surface for a flat-screen TV, while on the bedroom side it is used as a wardrobe.
The flat is one of many Tel Aviv apartments to be transformed with contemporary interiors by local architects and designers.
These range from an apartment arranged around a long corridor to compact home for a young, growing family.
Perry herself previously added geometric metal fittings that extend out from the wall inside a pared-back apartment.
Photography is by Itay Benit.