Inspiration: Orange Door's Narrow Home

Inspiration: Orange Door's Narrow Home

Kristen Lubbe
Apr 16, 2010

We've talked about Orange Door's Fabulous Front Porch before and now we're taking a look at the amazing job they have done in utilizing the space in their narrow home. They shared photos of their renovated home in the Apartment Therapy DC Flickr Pool and we couldn't resist sharing the inspiration with other narrow home dwellers!

The furniture in the living room was positioned perfectly for this type of home. The lack of television gave the home owners additional options for furniture layout. No need to worry about the location of outlets or the dreaded glare on the tv!

The combination of the light furniture, white carpet and pale gray/green walls helps to make the room look much larger than it actually is. We also love that the fireplace was painted white, it stands out and also adds so much extra light to the room. They also managed to squeeze in a landing strip in the small area to the side of the front door, a space that most narrow home dwellers seem to overlook (myself included!).

Their seating and dining area is located on the opposite side of the stairs. The homeowners did a great job of utilizing the back of the staircase by placing their dining table there. We love that all of the wood tones match and the white molding seems to pick up the sunlight that comes through the corner window. In narrow homes, especially rowhomes, the space can be awkward. Like Orange Door, we chose to store our books in the area between the living room and kitchen - it can be an awkward space, but we've found it to be a great place for a small library.

(Images: Orange Door)

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