I love the natural light that we get in our small apartment thanks to the large double windows in both the living area and bedroom, which are pretty hard to come by in NYC apartments. The windows are east facing, so the sun rises and shines into the apartment in the morning. I also like that it is generally one open space, yet corners and nooks lend themselves to creating separate personal spaces.
I love that every corner has somewhere cozy to relax for our family of 5 (my husband, myself and our three fur children). I love that our home has larger windows allowing lots of lovely light in. As well as a great view of the outside greenery. Lastly I love that most of our pieces reflect who we are and have great memories that go along with them, allowing guests a glimpse into our lives.
I'd say the cozy layout is my favorite part about my tiny pad. The open living area is a larger version of my old one bedroom apartment and all the spaces are connected by a comfortable cozy hallway that reminded of my college dorm days. Whenever I have friends spending the night, there is a sense of summer camp coziness when we greet each other in the hallway first thing in the morning. Another one of my favorite thing is the huge outdoor space that I am just starting to tackle!
We love everything about our home! We love that we get northern, eastern, and southern light. We love that it is comfortable to hang out in, with a mix of styles and objects that have meaning to us from different phases of our lives, separate and together. We love that we have filled it with plants. We love its location, in a wonderful neighborhood in Brooklyn, close enough to the East River to hear boats sounding their horns. And we love that it is long enough (70 feet) that we can actually be beyond shouting distance of each other, a rarity in NYC!
The oversize windows that let in an abundant amount of natural light is what I love most about our studio. Even on the cloudiest of days here in the Pacific Northwest, the studio is bright, open and allows for a beautiful backdrop of the ever changing skyline. No amount of artwork can compete with Mother Nature. We also love the ability to leave the slider-door wide open and fall asleep listening to the sound of crickets each night. Downsizing from a one bedroom house with a yard to a studio apartment on a 4th floor without even a full balcony was a major adjustment. However, embracing change and the opportunity to downsize has helped us live more within our means and put our energy into doing the things we enjoy most. Having family and friends over to our space allows us to create new memories which is more valuable than any materialistic item.
My small home is the first space I have ever lived in on my own. Aside from it being less than a mile from work and having a pretty great view, I love most that it has the ability to quickly evolve. With it being my first place, I instantly became overwhelmed with design opportunities. I have changed the direction of my design umpteen times, have bought and sold/returned countless pieces of furniture, and harbor more paints than one person needs. In my 1.5 years here, my place has encouraged me to delve into both the mature and whimsical parts of me. A small place certainly makes it easier to change things up.
When I moved in here, I had to get rid of a lot of things, because I didn't have room for everything. It means that now I am left with the things that mean something to me and that makes my home a happy place to be.
I love this apartment because of the high ceilings, natural light, exposed brick, and bedroom alcove. Because of the bedroom alcove, there is a practical separation of space between the sleeping and the living area. Thanks to the high ceilings, I was able to utilize the vertical space on the walls as focal points for art and decor. Drawing the eye upwards tricks the mind and makes the space feel loftier than it is. I also love the area by the bay windows. I work from home and enjoy people-watching throughout the day. The hustle and bustle of the streets is a great juxtaposition from the soft color palette and textures that I incorporated into my space to make it feel serene.
We love the interesting history of this structure and the great vibe it creates when you stay there. It is a converted residential automobile garage first sited on the Sanborn Maps in 1907. The outdoor space is incredible and being surrounded by old historic houses and oak trees makes it such a peaceful get away place in a awesome vibrant southern port city town.