“My Life in 80m²”, an Inspiring Small Crib Our constant search for indoor solutions regarding the interior design of small homes usually pays off big time. ‘My Life in 80m² is an ingenious residential living project meant to demonstrate that the size of a crib has little to do with the comfort and design quality it can provide. This idea comes from Italian company Poliform and its originality can be found in a series of unusual combinations of elements and colors. Light glows peacefully and the overall atmosphere is that of calm and serenity. This small place is highly efficient, as you can also observe in the three plans below.
Sarah's Supremely Stylish West Village Home House Tour Name: SarahLocation: West Village — NY, NYSize: 650 square feetYears lived in: 2.5 — rented Sarah is one of those enviable people who make the act of creating a very stylish home look effortless. While all of us who work on our homes know how much time, effort and research goes into a space that looks comfortably chic, when it's done with this much panache, all thoughts of hard work fall away... Enter House Tour Sarah describes her apartment as classic modern. She says, "Most of my walls and furniture are white and serve as a canvas for bold colored accessories and graphic patterns. Apartment Therapy Survey: My Style: Classic Modern Inspiration: It may sound cheesy, but Apartment Therapy. Favorite Element: The Allen Whiting print above my bar. Biggest Challenge: My kitchen. What Friends Say: "How do you live with a white couch?" Biggest Embarrassment: My windows. Proudest DIY: Charcoal gray chevron pattern. Biggest Indulgence: Lemon Rope fabric from Hable Construction. Resources of Note:
Incredible: Gary Chang’s 24 Rooms in a 30 Sq Meters Apartment In one of the most populated cities in the world, where 30 square meter apartments are a way of living, one has to be creative. But we would say that this home crosses the creativity line and becomes a work of genius. Gary Chang, an architect from Hong Kong figured it was time to bring a little change to the design scene in China. His apartment was the first to suffer a major transformation. How many rooms can fit in a 30 sq meters apartment? One? This was possible due to an ingenious system of sliding walls which can be moved around in order to reveal more room and utilities.
Real-Life Inspiration: Converting a Bedroom Into a Dressing Room Previous image Next image It's many a clothes lover's dream come true: turning an entire bedroom into a Carrie Bradshaw-style closet. 2 Brit from Brit + Co. turned a spare bedroom into a boudoir by installing a shelving system along one of the walls. 3 Although this dressing room from our Apartment Therapy tour used to be a living room, it now serves as a showroom for Holly's clothing line and shows just how much character you can add to a blank canvas. 4 Colleen from Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill created her dream closet after her brother moved out of the room. 5 It could easily pass for a showroom, but this stylish space is a combined dressing room and home office for Mai from A Cup of Mai. MORE CLOSET INSPIRATION ON APARTMENT THERAPY:• An Attic Closet for the Clothing Obsessed• Dreaming of Dressing Rooms• When the Bedroom Becomes the Dressing Room (Images: As linked)
Red Nest, an Incredible 23 Square Meter Apartment in Paris Space maximization is a growing trend lately in apartment design. Countries like China or Japan make enormous efforts to come up with ideas for small places due to the fact that their urban population is increasing at a rate never encountered before. Today’s apartment however is located in Paris and comes from designer Paul Coudamy. Entitled Red Nest, this original project houses a bedroom, a dressing area and a home office all “squeezed” into just 23 square meters. You probably wonder how this was possible. The uncommon crib houses ingenious solutions that counterweight the lack of space. DIY geometric felt heart garland I had some stiffened felt left over from this box project, so I cut out some quick, freehand hearts with an X-acto knife. Geometric shapes are trendy right now. So are ubiquitous chevron patterns, but polka dots are going to overtake those zig zags soon, mark my words. But back to the felt. Stringing these hearts on twine is easy since they're full of holes.
5 Tips for Decorating a Small Studio Apartment The biggest problem that not just interior designers but the whole of mankind faces today, is the tricky situation in regards to limited space. With the room around us shrinking so rapidly, small studio apartments challenge with their limited spaces. So how exactly are we going to fit so much into so little? Here are some tips that will help you figure out just that… Choose wisely and edit ruthlessly The most basic way of making a small studio apartment look real awesome is by making sure that it does not actually appear small and cluttered. Create a well-defined and sufficient storage space When you are picking and choosing as much as you do in case of a small studio apartment, it is important to have a sufficiently large storage space that is concealed and will hold all the stuff that you won’t throw away. Make specific areas and stick to a single flowing theme A small studio apartment feels right, when you have a single theme flowing throughout. Lighting and dividers
7 Pinterest Tips to Save Money and Shop Smarter Pinterest has become everyone's go-to place for saving inspirational, aspirational images. But, while it's wonderful to dream about wide open spaces and homes big enough to rollerskate in and crafts I love (but will probably never find the time to do), recently I've taken to using Pinterest a little more… shall we say… realistically. While I still have my inspirational boards, I've also started complementary boards to collect things I can actually use and afford. Here's my method: Decide on a budget: This is my first step when I'm using my Pinterest to save a little cash. Yup, an item may be beautiful but if I don't choose to pay over five hundred dollars for a swing arm bedside lamp, there's no point in pinning it to this board (though it may go on the dream bedroom board). Let your gut be your guide: Though you may have decided you want a beige sofa, if you find yourself drawn to that red couch, pin it. Shy away from repinning: I learned this one the hard way.