A Colorful, Budget-Friendly Apartment in Prague

After purchasing an apartment in a hip Prague neighborhood in 2009, a Czech media professional kept it mostly the same. Then last year, he asked his Italian partner, who’s head of interior design firm Stag Pads, to help redesign the entire 45-square-meter (484-square-foot) space on a small budget.


Doing most of the work themselves, except electrical and plumbing, the pair were able to save money. They also mixed budget-friendly IKEA pieces with vintage finds that were fixed or reupholstered to save money while still creating a cool modern interior.


The young, but sophisticated vibe benefits from the use of a fresh color palette, that included yellow, blue, aqua, dark grey, and black.





I love the bathroom’s use of simple black and white tiles in a clean and sharp way.


Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.