The greatest part about living where I do is the history. Charlie Chaplin built this complex in 1924 to house actors who were working at the studios nearby. I feel lucky to get to wake up in a place that had a part in making Hollywood so great. It feels like I live in Snow White's village, and inside my teensy cave is the best place to curl up and read a book or stay in on a rare rainy day. Everywhere you look there are wonky windows, hand carved wood details, and gorgeous stained glass. It's magical. It's hard not to wax poetic...if you came here you would understand!
We love that we live here together and that our home reflects who we are. We are minimalists and enjoy living small. But this space never really feels small. It has this great open layout and high ceilings, which gives it a loft-like feel. We also love our community, the artwork that we've created for the apartment, and all the light and love that streams in every day.
Having a place to display what I've created, and found in my own way. I love the cozy cottage feel to my place, and being able to extend out into my yard, allowing more people to enjoy the home without being cramped inside. Having a private, fenced-in yard allows me to work on projects and still be in an area where I can walk/skateboard to all the places I hang out.
Our possessions reflect the things and people we love: Ryan's granddad made our coffee table, his mom painted most of our artwork, and we have a great collection of family pictures and furniture from my grandparents' house. The first thing we ever bought together (a Dia de los Muertos diorama) is on the shelf in our bedroom. It reminds us that we created this space together. We are proud that we have taken advantage of the limited space we have, and have created a home that is comfortable and relaxing. We share compatible styles that kind of meld into "mad scientist." We like to show off our taxidermy bugs, comic books, vinyl records, and Star Wars things!
My small open space studio is very airy, cozy and warm. I really love the light I get all year round. My home doesn’t really have rooms, but it has several well defined spaces: living, kitchen, dining, sleeping, dressing. Apart form the kitchen space, everything else can be easily moved, so the space always looks different. I never get bored of moving things around and reconfiguring the plan.
Whether you call it a Murphy bed or a wall bed, these folding sleeping quarters are great for small spaces. While there are plenty of options for wall beds out there, many of them look cheap or old fashioned. We sorted through all the options and found eight great resources for modern, high design Murphy beds.