Blogging...One Room Living on Small Space Style

We remembered seeing this studio apartment on HGTV a few years ago, so when we spotted these scans on Lisa's blog Small Space Style, we had to share. Back in 2003, Canadian Style at Home magazine featured this 400 square foot studio that made one room living seem not only doable, but also done in a comfortable style that doesn't feel claustrophobic. More photos of the space along with the floorplan after the jump...


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The hallway features what looks like an Ikea cabinet with frosted glass doors, to hold everything from magazines to wine glasses.

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At one end of the studio is the dining area with a small round table and two chairs. Tucked away in an armoire is a toaster oven and more glasses and coffee cups for easy access. A curtain is tacked to the bottom half of the armoire, perfect to hide snacks or cleaning supplies.

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Next to the dining area is the living area with a small couch, two wicker footstools in lieu of a traditional coffee table. A large bookcase/entertainment center can be hidden thanks to the curtain rod attached to the wall.

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On the other side of the entertainment center is the bedroom. We love the linen tacked to the back, and the rustic shutters that run the length of the studio to hide the bedroom and study areas. A white floating Ikea Lack shelf with cabinet lights installed underneath provides light for bedtime reading.

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At the foot of the bed: a small study area. More floating shelves hold documents in baskets, a printer, and a few books.

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Floorplan of the space
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[ Photos from Canadian Style At Home magazine, via Small Space Style ]