Close Up of Arthur's Long Distance Home

Close Up of Arthur's Long Distance Home

Jess Watson
Jun 11, 2010

When we first visited Arthur's home two years ago, we were all impressed by his ability to decorate his home remotely. Upon a revisit to his space, there are many great takeaways to create a space that is organized and functional while remaining inviting and true to the owner.

Here are some ideas worth noting from Arthur's apartment:

1 - Arthur's ceilings are rather high, but he creates connection between the ceiling and the floor by hanging his lighting (which is IKEA) at a relatively low height.

2 - Arthur took advantage of the nooks created by his fireplace (one side is for storage and the other is his home office) thus allowing him to not eat into any of his floor area.

3 - The details are what make a house a home. Small touches like the metal numbers and Trojan bust infuse the bookcase with Arthur's character. And since the case is hanging, it's once again not taking up any valuable floor area.

4 - Arthur's closet organization is easy to maintain because he has built-ins that work for what he needs with shelving designed to house everything from shoes to baseball caps.

5 - Arthur uses his bookcases as an opportunity to show off his interests. And baseballs in a bowl are much more appropriate to show a love for the sport than pennants on the wall.

To see the rest of Arthur's house tour, go to Arthur's Long Distance Home.

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