#34 - Seth & Ariel's Metropolitan Zen

Name: Seth R. & Ariel S.
Location: Boston, MA
Size & Type: 650 sf 1 Bedroom

Favorite resource: Art Supply & Hardware Stores

Pitch: This small one-bedroom, used extensively for entertaining, is made to feel expansive through low, open and flexible furniture, letting the floor read under, and framing views out the window wall. Efficient use of storage spaces, particularly the work area and under the bed expand livability for two...

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Pitch Cont'd: Multiple tones of rich, dark colors define the living room , giving this small space a multi-layered effect. The living room contrasts the cool and comfortable tones of the 'zen' bedroom - two distinct zones in one living space. A place for everything, and everything in its place.

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Your favorite element: Using inexpensive pieces designed for other uses, i.e. shelves turned vertically = headboard, architecture school project = wall art

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