Scott's Modern Zones

Scott's Modern Zones

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Nancy Mitchell
Apr 19, 2012
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Name:
Scott
Location:
Washington, DC
Square Feet:
570
Division:
Tiny
What I Love About My Small Home:
It's a fully modern renovation in a charming building dating from 1912, on a beautiful, quiet street in the bustling Adams Morgan/Kalorama neighborhood. The bamboo floors reflect light beautifully and are very easy to maintain. My home is a mix of modern and midcentury pieces.
Biggest Challenge of Living in a Small Space:
The completely open floor plan in the living/kitchen area was a huge challenge, so I created "zones" for living and dining and faced the furniture away from the kitchen. I used scale-appropriate furniture and a few dominant art pieces for empty walls. There is no kitchen island, so I placed a table behind the sofa with chairs for a second eating and work area for cooking.

Storage is a big issue, so I had to get creative with storage and part with a lot of material goods! The Ikea Malm 3-drawer dresser doubles as a night table, and a wall of shoe cabinets underneath a large mirror frees up storage in the closet. The bedroom and bathroom walls are grey to open up the space and kept the color palette throughout the entire unit neutral and relaxing, with pops of color here and there. There is also a small desk in the bedroom.
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