Follow Us The walls are kept free from clutter. We will email you the download link for the book OR Click this button and visit here for the download link. This small home interior takes a different route entirely, incorporating a whole host of eclectic items to form a welcoming homey atmosphere. A central circular coffee table helps the free-flow of the layout, keeping the energy of the space moving without halting at right angles.
Did you like this article? Share it on any of the social media channels below to give us your vote. If you have high ceilings, you can magically whip up more livable square footage with a loft bed. But the second level isn't the only reason this Scandinavian charmer appears much larger than its actual size. Together they blur where the ceiling starts creating an open and airy effect. Room warming accents in metal and leather keep the bright, white interior from feeling antiseptic.
If you're obsessed with storage, another exciting feature is the staircase with built-in drawers. The first order of business was creating a multifunctional area for both sleeping and socializing. A beautifully styled bed that doubles as a sofa carved out the perfect spot. A leggy desk and also two small tables that don't detract from the room's openness add function. When it comes to optimizing itty-bitty studios , Graham Hill is a wizard at making them feel twice their size. His company, LifeEdited, works with architects and developers in the creation of ultra livable micro-apartments.
Hill's current project is a square foot studio that he shares with his partner and their two dogs. Keeping the layout fluid is key to making their home multifunctional. Versatile pieces like a modular sofa and expanding coffee table can quickly transform Hill's living room into a dining room. See the storage wall across from the TV?
It conceals a Murphy bed. A rug in front enhances the sense of separation between all three areas. Placing furniture near the foot of your bed is another great way to create a little separation between the living and sleeping areas. Does your studio have a hallway entryway? Keep your main living area clutter free by keeping storage and display furniture in the entryway. If you own your studio apartment, consider investing in clever built-ins and flexible furniture.
Features like these will not only make your space feel huge but may also add value to your home when it's time to sell. Here are some design goals to inspire. The built-in cabinet wall behind the sofa conceals a Murphy bed. The unit below the TV provides extra room to keep stuff out of sight. Dividing up space for different uses in a box-shaped studio with low ceilings only seems challenging. The trick is using the right furniture. This easy to copy layout places a full-sized bed near a low profile sofa to create additional seating.
But I remember this Mad About You episode — it was the finale, no? And my mother felt so vindicated when she watched it with me aired! Because I was so vocal about how I felt about my name… But then their daughter grew up and was fighting with Helen Hunt about how much she hated her name and wanted to rename herself to Sonia — and said that it was also an anagram.
What is it! This inspired me to subscribe to cooks magazine. Its so rare for me to read a physical magazine anymore, but the prints alone seem worth it! Great apartment! Thank you for a wonderful post about a wonderful family! I love seeing how people create space within small space, and how they learn to bend and flow around each other. How does Mabel access her little nook behind the bookshelf? Yes to this! I love this so much.
I feel like I could be Bridgets opposite. I have a predominantly black, white and navy wardrobe. I wear my hair in a neat blonde bob. I have a biggish house with minimal stuff. Something about these interview though just made me want to dive into their life. How warm and beautiful and cozy it seems. Absolutely lovely. Thank you so much for sharing this home with us! We walk everywhere and live out on our front steps, meeting everyone. Where are you? Right here. Oh yeah, and I also like it when we have to move the Christmas tree to get into the dining room.
We put it on wheels. It has been a great choice for us both socially and environmentally, which are both priorities in my life. Cheers to Small Home Life!
I understand this house tour shows a less than ideal layout, but just the square foot seem totally fine to me. Might be because I grew up in a family of four living in sqft with one tiny bathroom and one small galley kitchen and it never seemed small to me, but honestly, that is fairly average in so many places her in Europe.
It just always seems so apologetic. On the other hand hardly ever does someone apoligize or justify or gives reasons for having lots of bathrooms or playrooms or gyms or excessive storage space, as though this was the rule and not the exception.
Love the Christmas tree on wheels — now i think they should always come on wheels! Cheers to small house life! We solved the issue of storage by not having many possessions. This is one of the first house tours I can really relate to!
All of our walls are painted dark or bright colors and I just love it. I have never been able to articulate it quite like this. Loved this! I saw that too, what a sweet, happy crew. I like that they can stay organized and not be minimal. Love their color! Thank you for featuring small houses and how they operate for families!
You have shown how so many others do it successfully. However it would be great if you could show some floor plans. I sometimes find it hard to visualise where things are without an overall layout. Just a suggestion:. I was just going to say this exact thing! I love these posts and seeing all the creative ways people style their apartments, but find it difficult to visualize how they all fit together!
Yes Please! My husband and I and our month-old will be attempting a small living situation so that we can afford to stay in the neighborhood we love. Great post!
So cute. I live in a Brooklyn 1-bedroom with my husband, 1-year-old and 45 lb dog and I think Bridget and her sweet family are my more stylish spirit animals.
My husband and I are constantly discussing the merits of moving, but we love many things about our diverse, relaxed neighborhood and walk-everywhere lifestyle. And Mabel, Harry Potter is the best. Go at your own speed and enjoy! Takes the pressure off! With six of us in our home sharing a bathroom I really appreciate this post! Our working! With 2 dogs, a husband, a kid and a normal income, we chose Boise. Seeing these photos, which are awesome, I know I made the right choice for us!
Good for her, not for me! This made me laugh! I grew up in Boise and it was a horrible, small minded town. Can you source the light colored bookshelves in the living room? Hi Melissa! They make pine shelves in standard sizes and also do custom orders.
Love the posts with tours! Such lovely windows into the three personalities living and breathing in this space. Sometimes, I feel like Cup of Jo features homes of a certain type — soothing, stylish, but tending towards minimalism. This was a refreshing change, and proof that colorful, maximalist living can also be calm and contained in a small space.
I love her and her mind…!!! Bridget, I have a very old home with vintage tile countertops. I loath them because they are impossible to keep clean? Do you have any magic secrets to share by chance? I saw a solution to build a plywood counter to fit over existing counters for a rental on Remodelista. Tons of work, but not expensive if you are handy. I have an all white kitchen with snowy white English tiles. What a super sweet family!
I loved this peek into their lovely colorful and cozy home. One of my favorites so far. I love how she speaks of the morning bathroom ballet. My brother always was allowed in the bathroom in the time slot before my mom and I needed to dry our hair. Oh my gosh, I love Bridget so much. Her blog and Instagram are so bright and lovely.
This is a great profile! I feel like one would be painful for me. We are a family of four in square feet, so this was really fun to see! It can definitely be done and I love the style here.
I have been on a rug hunt for the last 2 months. I have that exact rug too. The one in the link above took me to a square one, but this is the one that lloks like her living room rug. Love this tour! Great use of space and I like seeing how a couple and young child make it work living in SF. This post gave me an idea! This post made me reflect on my own square-foot apartment — my time first living alone! Each place marks a little stepping stone of adulthood.
Brilliant idea!! Ha ha, Blythe, I feel you! About six years ago I moved to a new city to live near my then bf now husband I have lived in 11 different spaces since then!
I have moved around a lot, even before my relationship with my husband. Interesting stuff. Love this Blythe! I totally agree — having moved 12 times in the last 9 years, including 3 different countries.
I love all the books and the vintage desk. Those desks remind me of my grandfather. He was a clockmaker and had several desks like that filled with tiny tools. Fun apartment tour. I love this place, the books everywhere and the way they are organized! I love the plywood wall with book shelves.
I felt kindred spirit-y when I saw the cooks illustrated covers in the kitchen!! When we first got married, my husband and I did that too!! Our daughter knows at least a dozen more types of mushrooms and shellfish than we did at her age because of those! Loved this house tour the most! This makes my occasional-maximalist self happy!