It was probably half by choice and half circumstance, but my years in a studio apartment were ones with spare furnishings and really pared-down possessions. Funny thing is, my dream studio would be minimal too, but with warm touches here and there on a budget that's
a little bit a lot bigger than in those days:
- The bed would be a design that defines a bed "room" while providing comfy seating, too. Maybe a canopy daybed by Valdichienti.
- The studio would be in an old building with great industrial windows, like these old metal casements found in Country Living magazine. They would help the space feel much larger because they could open up to the outdoors completely.
- The kitchen would be open, but really integrated so it could disappear at a moment's notice. It would be equipped with small but serious appliances by Fratelli Onofri.
- The Black and White Zig Zag rug by Madeline Weinrib keeps it simple in color but adds warmth with texture.
- The lighting wouldn't have to be small just because it's in a studio. These large galvanized shades change up the scale and keep up the industrial feel of the space.
- Dining for two would be at this solid wood integrated table and chairs by e15.
- Growing plants indoors is just another way to help bring the great big outdoors into even a small studio. Here's how to grow citrus trees indoors.
- A rolling library ladder like this one from Southeast Stairs and Rails would help me reach storage shelves and cabinets that go up instead of out.