This is Angie’s studio apartment in New York City. She has lived in this 350 square foot apartment for eight years.
She makes the best use of the space she has in her small home to accommodate her dog Sadie and herself.
Angie is a designer, and she obviously knows how to utilize and decorate a small space to perfection.
Angie describes her aesthetic style as “champagne taste on a house wine” budget.
Angie has done a great job of separating specific areas: living space, bedroom, and dining space. All without the benefit of walls to separate the three spaces.
Here is Angie with her dog, Sadie.
Angie says that she waits to find the perfect pieces of furniture for her home at the right price. She doesn’t just buy the first or even the second thing she sees.
She puts a lot of thought into the purchases for her apartment.
Patience, she says, is the key to designing a good room.
Above is a dining space where Angie can seat four people. So even though she lives in a small space, she still finds ways to entertain family and friends.
I am really surprised that she managed to fit so much in this small space. Angie arranged everything optimally and with a New Yorker’s sophistication.
Angie enters her apartment by passing through the tiny kitchen and bathroom before she can get to her larger living space.
Utilizing Vertical Storage Space:
The shelves on the wall draw the eye upward. Vertical storage is almost a necessity when living in a small home.
A thin console hugs the wall in the entryway.
Angie has a very tiny kitchen, but she has managed to make it work for her. It takes both creativity and determination to arrange what you need in a small space home.
The bathroom is quite small, as is the case in many apartment bathrooms. But it has a level of elegance that befits Angie’s style and personality.
I hope you enjoyed this small space tour. Living small can be done and it can be done well.
You just have to get creative to make your space work for you.