Minimalist style doesn’t have to be sterile – even if you’re short on square-footage. As part of our MADEover series, we’re giving YouTubers’ spaces a little TLC, putting our pieces in their place. The result? Relatable interior inspo for everyone. Scroll on to see how we dialled-up the cosy in lifestyle vlogger Daniel Titchener’s small (but perfectly formed) apartment.
As a trained architect, photographer and YouTuber, Daniel’s made every inch matter in the micro flat he shares with wife, Nisha. But lots of clean lines and all-white everything meant that, by his own admission, “the place had started to feel quite cold and sterile.” His MADEover brief? “To create an inviting environment without making the space feel cramped.” Minimal, but make it homely? Don’t mind if we do.
Daniel already owned our multifunctional Rhys table. “It transforms into both a coffee and dining table, so we get two pieces of furniture in one,” he explains. To soften up the sleek finish, we styled it with tactile accessories, like the Tonos rug and Burley throw. Looks good, feels even better.
Short on space? Daniel’s got a hack for that. “Not only is the Zarina sofa super comfy and sturdy, but the raised legs let you see the floor underneath, which makes the room feel much bigger.” Likewise, the compact design of our Hopkins desk creates a functional office setup in the smallest of corners. Plus, it’s got plenty of storage.
The key to amping-up the ambience? Nailing the mood lighting. “We were impressed with how much warmth a floor lamp added to the room,” reveals Daniel. “We're not really ‘candle people’ and find that Nyro brings an abundance of cosiness – without having to worry about setting the place on fire.” Coupled with the stylish Ellieday table lamp, it’s a whole glow-up.
So how did we do? “The MADEover has brought warmth and softness into the space,” Daniel tells us. “Our apartment feels so much more inviting now – while maintaining its functionality and minimal aesthetic.” A humble abode? Not anymore.