For as long as I can remember I've always dreamed of living in a loft. Especially one with a double height ceiling, as it makes the space feel so much bigger than it actually is. As soon as we moved in we replaced the laminate floor with polished concrete and ditched the carpeted staircase for a "build your own" spiral one. Even though the place is quite small I was inspired to create oversized artwork to take advantage of the huge bare walls we have. Our favourite features also include a decent sized outdoor space, a gas fireplace, and a skylight in the bedroom.
I love the originality of the apartment. At about 75 years old, the apartment boasts tons of interesting character that is unique to my space. I try to compliment that originality with vintage finds and DIY projects. I also dig the awesome light that my apartment (specifically the bedroom) gets in the morning.
Laying back with a single malt Scotch, enjoying the glow of the Seattle ports and stadiums. It's the perfect balance of calm in the chaos of the city. I always enjoy the surprised look of family and friends when they first enter. It's my piece of the pie!
We love how light and airy our little bungalow feels. With two adults and a toddler living in such a small space, we have made sure to keep things simple in our decorating. Everything has a purpose. Working from home also created a design challenge in that I had to have space where I could fit my desk into the living area as well. We've really made sure that our home is family friendly and that we all feel comfortable living life here.
There are several things I love about my home. First, I love being able to watch the sun set out of the large west facing windows. Second, I love being in an urban environment where everything I need is within walking distance, e.g. great restaurants, great mom and pop shops, the farmers market, and the list continues. But, what I love the most about my small home is the fact it is just that - a small home. It forces me to evaluate the things that are the most important to me and identify things that serve not only a functional purpose, but also an aesthetic one. Appreciate the beauty in everything.
Stepping out of our front door and onto the cobbled streets of our city's historical centre with its plethora of shops, restaurants and bars. We also love our little rooftop terrace, our cat Teun, and our awesome upstairs neighbours!
Aside from the obvious (the big windows that face a courtyard and give amazing natural light, the loft that feels like a secluded tree house, the fact that it takes two hours max to deep-clean), there's an oddly refreshing feeling that comes with knowing all your worldly possessions can fit comfortably into such a tiny space. Living in a small home forces you to be mindful in your approach to living, not just designing. The ability to appreciate every inch is, happily, a mindset that seeps over into life outside the walls of your apartment.
The rental market in NYC is tough, and I'm very picky and sensitive to my surroundings. I looked long and hard for this gem. I literally prayed for it! I instantly fell in love with my small apartment when I saw all the windows. I get tons of fresh air and sunlight. I even have windows in my bathroom and kitchen - what a luxury in a small space! I also have a beautiful marble backsplash and counters in the kitchen, and stunning hardwood floors. It is located in a restored Art Deco building in a prime area of the Upper East Side. I have never been happier in a space - it is just right.
I love my apartment ! I live on Balboa Island in an apartment above a garage. I'm steps to the water, and I love opening my dutch door and feeling cool ocean breezes.The apartment is older and definitely has quirks, but I love the character. While the bathroom and kitchen are tiny, there is a ton of closet space. Despite the angles, the layout is very easy to work with and allows for a bright and open feeling. Most importantly, it feels like home and reflects my personality!