Location: Hochelaga-Maisonneuve — Montréal, Canada
Size: 466 square feet
Years lived in: 4 months; Owned
Newly-single Julien had to find a place that would meet his love for lofts and small spaces while integrating elements that appealed to him; he found this studio for sale and fell in love with it. He then had to make sure his vintage finds and every piece of furniture he owns would fit in 466 square feet—it was a challenge!
His place is filled with art and quirky objects found over the years that animate the space. As an artist, Julien loves to create. From paintings and drawings to easy and complex DIYs, Julien knows how to personalize his small living space—and he makes the most of it.
Vintage finds displayed here and there are great surprises for the eye: the metal cowboy statue, the mouse skull under the glass bell, the gnome pillow, the Davy Jones pinball board on the bathroom wall, and the vintage metal jars, just to name a few. Pairing these decorative accents with the coolest pieces of furniture—the chairs that used to belong to a church and were given to him by his grandpa, the leather and chrome producer chairs, the industrial suspension lamp, etc.—is a great way to add character to a small studio, and it makes the space one-of-a-kind.
Apartment Therapy Survey:
Our Style: Masculine vintage with a touch of Scandinavian.
Inspiration: Scandinavian blogs and the Small Space section of Apartment Therapy.
Favorite Element: The concrete pillars/ceiling and the open concept.
Biggest Challenge: Be able to fit everything in a tiny space.
What Friends Say: Great use of space considering the size.
Biggest Embarrassment: The bed nook is a bit tight. We could also say that it's cozy!
Proudest DIY: The coffee table that my dad and I made.
Biggest Indulgence: Not done yet, but it will probably be the backsplash in the kitchen.
Best Advice: Don’t be afraid to use big pieces of furniture in a small space. Avoid clutter.
Dream Sources: Style Labo, Kijiji, Ste-Catherine St.'s antique stores, Showroom, the Brooklyn Flea market.
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