Name: Kittie Lonsdale
Location: Tudor City, Manhattan NYC
My TINY mid-town live/work studio — 225 square feet! — exemplifies William Morris's philosophy from way back in 1882: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or consider to be beautiful". My passion is creating gracious homes in small spaces, tailoring the functionality and decor to the clients' lifestyle. My own studio is my 'test lab' for affordable, innovative solutions to maximize every inch of space, creating a serene living environment in a small footprint.
The special challenge in this 10' x 17' studio was to create multi-purpose 'living zones'. I needed a kitchen/dining space (nicely disguised as a chic downtown bar!), a living/sleeping area AND a home office/library where I could run my interior design business (which I call my 'stealth office', since you'd never know it was there when it is closed). I was also determined to have a luxurious spa - in a 3' x 8' bathroom!
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