Location: Los Angeles, CA
Size: 575 Sq/ft 1 Bedroom
In a word, Ikea. I'm always amazed at the little things I find there - so inexpensive and well designed - and what a big impact they can have on the overall feel of a room without looking cheap or like it came from Ikea.
What inspired you?
I wanted my space to be warm and functional, yet not feel cluttered. As a writer, I need a separate work space, otherwise papers and scripts quickly cover my entire home. I was able to use a large closet as an office and can simply close the door when I no longer want to think about work. I was also able to create extra storage by pulling the sofa away from the wall and putting a shelf behind it.
Get a feel for the space before you decide what to put in it, and how to arrange everything. I'm a firm believer that the layout of the space should dictate placement of the furniture.