As a design enthusiast, moving into a historic high school that has been converted into lofts was a no-brainer. Twelve foot ceilings and 4 nine foot windows make the tiny, 490 sf classroom-cum-studio apartment airy. Original wood floors throughout and building hallways full of lockers create a unique space with character and whimsy.
Three of My Best Tips and Tricks for Creating a Successful Small Space::
1. There isn't an area in the apartment that doesn't have storage. My bookcases don't serve as simply a home for my reading materials, but they also house my perfumes, family photos, misc paperwork, and cherished art objects--just to name a few. I use baskets to store the unsightly things. 2. Everything major piece in a tiny apartment should be multi purpose. My leather ottoman, for instance, serves as a coffee table, a dining room table, and/or extra seating depending on the occasion. Even the kitchen cabinets double as a display for artwork and glass vases & vessels. I even keep my holiday decoration hidden up there! 3. Make sure at least a quarter of your furniture leaves a small visual footprint. I chose a clear acrylic console table, for instance, and antique caned dining chairs--items I can literally see through, so they don't feel heavy. It creates the illusion of a larger space without having to go minimalist.