The Garden Studios Project is a refurbishment of an existing Student Accommodation. A Designer at Heart has overseen the development of the new interior for the 231.92 sqm of Communal Areas and the Outdoor space. As a concept, we brought an industrial feel to the space through paint and furniture. We added graphical accents (clean lines of new furniture) juxtaposed to vintage elements (reusing existing furniture). We met several challenges such as working with existing elements like the blue framed façade windows and discovering new ones on site. Also, by German regulations, the entrances needed to be fire-rated Class A1. So, we only had stone and metal to convey a homely and welcoming feeling to it.