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

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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!

Do you have an idea for a house tour? Let me know! jill@apartmenttherapy.com

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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.

Survey:

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.

Resources:

Ann Sacks: 800.278.TILE, annsacks.com
Apple: apple.com
Astech Closets: 212.244.6970
Benjamin Moore: benjaminmoore.com
Cherner Chair Co.: 866.243.7637, chernerchair.com
Christie Towels: christie-towels.com
Crate & Barrel: 800.967.6696, crateandbarrel.com
Curran: 800.555.6653, curranonline.com
Design Public: 800.506.6541, designpublic.com
Design Within Reach: 212.944.2233, dwr.com
Dornbracht: dornbracht.com
Fishs Eddy: fishseddy.com
French General: 323.462.0818, frenchgeneral.com
Henrybuilt: henrybuilt.com 212.966.5797
Ikea: ikea.com
Knoll: 877.61knoll, knoll.com
Lighting Plus Stores: 212.979.2000
MarreMoerel: marremoerel.com
Matouk: matouk.com
Medical Products Direct: 800.804.9549, medicalproductsdirect.com
Motiv: motiv.com
Nurseryworks: nurseryworks.com
Pottery Barn: 800.779.5176, potterybarn.com
Riedel: reidel.com
Restoration Hardware: 800.910.9836, restorationhardware.com
Robern: Robern.com
Simon’s Hardware: 212.532.9220, simons-hardware.com
Sutherland Felt Co.: 248.280.0450, sutherlandfelt.com
The Company Store: 800.323.8000, thecompanystore.com
The Container Store: 888.contain, thecontainerstore.com
Vitra: usa.vitra.com.tr

Originally Posted on March 14th, 2007