Walls were knocked out to create one space for the kitchen/dining/ sitting room and make movement around the apartment as easy and comfortable as possible. Surfaces in a palette of neutral, light tones in a variety of materials and textures create a visual perception of space - polished plaster is a favourite as this material reflects light. ‘A common misconception is that the fewer pieces of furniture and features you have i n a space – the bigger it looks’, says Irina Townsend ‘In fact the more zones and features you have the more it creates a perception of different spaces within one room. It is all about the right proportions of furniture, the right fabrics and the right lighting.’ In this room every cm of space has been cleverly utilized so that it doesn’t appear cluttered. Splashes of colour have been introduced through the use of soft furnishings.