In a smaller home, the first instinct is often to divide up the space, but impressive effects are possible through emphasizing the openness of the home.

House at the Lake, a project from designer Igor Sirotov, embraces the rawness of the studio. One space flows neatly into the next with as little physical and visual separation as possible.

Despite the starkness of the decor and the monochromatic look, the home’s diverse textures tie it all together. Wood, concrete, glass, metal, textiles – they all mingle harmoniously in the space, creating a spectrum of textures rather than one of colors.

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While the studio is impressively appointed, it is somewhat lacking in privacy thanks to its open plan. The stunning living space is flooded with natural light and, although small, feels like an impressively comfortable place to pass a lazy weekend afternoon.