Inside Out: Max and Sara Kate's Small Really is Cool!

Inside Out: A showcase for those who transform their residences into homes via innovative intervention

Name: Maxwell and Sara Kate
Location: West Village
Size: 265 sqft, 1-bdrm rental
Years Lived In: 14 years (5 with Sara Kate and 6 months with Ursula)

A much requested tour this week... Our very own Maxwell and Sara Kate! They have really pushed the limit in terms of what is possible in a residence of this size.

Not only do Sara Kate and Maxwell manage to include all the classic bases found in a home--kitchen, bathroom, living room, dining room, bedroom, but they have also managed to squeeze in a baby!

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Maxwell and Sara Kate are extreme when it comes to limiting their accumulation of stuff so they don't waste time figuring out where to put things. Because they know that they own only what they need, the focus of living then switches to actively choosing beautiful pieces with which to adorn their home.


Style: Let’s say we’re organic modern.
Inspiration: The space itself.
Favorite Element: Our new kitchen
Biggest Challenge: Trying to fit a living room, dining room and kitchen into one room and not make it too crowded.
What Friends Say: “Oh, how beautiful…but, seriously, when are you going to move?”
Biggest Embarrassment: Our garden! During the renovation it got trashed.
Proudest DIY: Our white felt doors.
Biggest Indulgence: The Dornbracht faucet in the bathroom.
Best Advice: Less is more.
Dream Source: Paris for eclectic, beautiful vintage finds, BDDW for furniture and Troy for seating.


Ann Sacks: 800.278.TILE,
Astech Closets: 212.244.6970
Benjamin Moore:
Cherner Chair Co.: 866.243.7637,
Christie Towels:
Crate & Barrel: 800.967.6696,
Curran: 800.555.6653,
Design Public: 800.506.6541,
Design Within Reach: 212.944.2233,
Fishs Eddy:
French General: 323.462.0818,
Henrybuilt: 212.966.5797
Knoll: 877.61knoll,
Lighting Plus Stores: 212.979.2000
Medical Products Direct: 800.804.9549,
Pottery Barn: 800.779.5176,
Restoration Hardware: 800.910.9836,
Simon’s Hardware: 212.532.9220,
Sutherland Felt Co.: 248.280.0450,
The Company Store: 800.323.8000,
The Container Store: 888.contain,

Originally Posted on March 14th, 2007