Living In A Bedroom
Grace Shu
Jan 5, 2010

Oof. It's day four--no, five--of Diet Coke withdrawal, and we're feeling the effects already. To combat this low sugar crankiness, we ventured over to Marie Claire Maison to find some alternative means to add some pep to our day. Initially, we were drawn to Giuseppe Lignano's 485 sq ft. studio thanks to its electrifying blue walls…

...But then we started to focus more on the layout. Lignano loped off two feet from the bottom of his closet doors to fit his bed. During the day, with the closet doors shut, the foot of the bed sticking out acts as a sofa.

''I wanted a living area where I could entertain and a small space to work, but if you have a studio and you put a bed in the middle of it, you're done. You end up living in a bedroom,'' says Lignano during an interview with the New York Times.

For those of us living in studios, figuring out where to put the bed is always the first--and perhaps most important--decision to make. And since the majority of us can't take a saw to the closet doors without feeling the weight of say, a lease, or an irate landlord; does anyone have any solutions to fitting a bed in a studio without compromising too much of a living/entertaining area?

(Images: Marie Claire Maison)

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