Inspiration: Joan's All-In-One

As a former studio apartment tenant, we know how hard it is to make a small amount of square footage look good while remaining efficient. Joan manages to work a small space to her advantage, combining an office, bedroom and living room all-in-one...One wall of the space is devoted entirely to a painted venetian plaster wall, compliments of Fitzgerald Studio. The wall pulls double-duty-- it helps anchor the room, plus adds a rich texture which warms the place up. Joan's home is full of DIY's including the wall-to-wall mirror masked by wire mesh fabric. Hanging by grommets attached to the top, Joan tells us that the mesh dramatically reduces the reflection but still allows light to peek through. It's a great way to cover up an overwhelming design element while retaining its best quality--the reflection which makes the space seem twice as large. We love the mixture of bright red accents paired with the striped wood floor painted on a diagonal. All of Joan's design choices make her studio apartment feel spacious and airy.

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