In the last few days I have come across a collection of videos by SpacesTV on Youtube. This specific segment called “Tiny, Eclectic, Amazing Spaces” which features New Yorker apartments that are well… incredibly small! I remember at a young age that I pictured myself owning a large house in the nicer suburbs of Grand Rapids, and come 2014, I am incredibly intrigued with the idea of living in a smaller space. I picked out five of my favorites from this playlist that serve as the ultimate inspiration for adapting to a smaller living space.
The Half Bed-Room
This half-bedroom in Brooklyn, owned by interior decorator Jen Chu, is a real treasure. This room serves as a bedroom and home office. This room takes a more literal sense of the word BEDroom. She makes use of every little nook and cranny of this 78 square foot bedroom. I love the shelves to keep the room decorated to her personal interests.
The Un-Luxury Graffiti Apartment
This Lower Eastside apartment is not cookie cutter and Brett David wants to make that known. I don’t know how crazy I am about the lack of a bathroom door, but his design aesthetic really kills it! I also love the use of melted candles to give a stylishly worn effect.
The Studio With Outdoor Space
I am beyond envious of this 330 square foot apartment in the Upper Westside. It is very unusual to have outdoor space in a studio throughout Manhattan so Michelle Konar, the owner considers herself very lucky. What I have noticed through these videos is that the owners of these small spaces still have made it able to have people over and being able to entertain in a small space.
An Office In An Alley
Vanessa Deleon’s interior design studio in New Jersey is completely chic! The studio itself actually used to be an alley, hence the address having a half number in it. Totally cool! Even though the place gets packed, the entire space is completely functional.
Elegance In 200 Square Feet
This store owner in Brooklyn makes use of her furniture to serve multiple purposes. A couch may also be a place of sleep at night which leaves an opportunity for her to entertain with not a problem at all, and in 200 square feet, thats amazing!
If you are just as in love with small spaces now as I am, you can check out this playlist for plenty more small spaces videos. I am really thinking about my own belongings now and what I would probably be better off without. Three cheers for minimalism! Have a good one!