Small Cool 2010: Adam's Art Showcase

Little Division #35


Who Lives Here: Adam + 1
Location: Houston, Texas
Size: 763 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? Our favorite element is the beautiful view of Downtown Houston visible from the living and bed rooms. We placed a large mirror over the sofa in the living room to carry the view and light into the entrance. By adding a mirrored wardrobe in the bedroom we get much-needed storage and floor-to-ceiling views.

Give Adam a THUMBS UP if you think this home belongs in the finals!
Thumbs Up Voting is only activated for 48 Hours — so don't delay!

What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? The biggest challenges were:
1) Getting enough storage space for two people,
2) Incorporating a home office and entertainment space,
3) showcasing artwork.

The building has great architectural details which make the space feel bigger: sliding bedroom door, cutout in the upper wall into bedroom and open living, dining (office) and kitchen. We were inspired by these elements to create a storage system in the bedroom with mirrored sliding doors. We used sliding fabric panels attached to the ceiling above the wardrobe to hide an additional storage area. The wall-to-wardrobe bookcases with white doors keep the space simple while adding storage.

The gallery-style walls accommodate some rather large paintings without over-powering the room. We used the dining area as the office and instead eat at the kitchen bar. Our Apple TV works as an entertainment center/photo gallery minimizing the need for picture frames (less clutter).

Give Adam a THUMBS UP if you think this home belongs in the finals!
Thumbs Up Voting is only activated for 48 Hours — so don't delay!
Want more Small Cool?
Check out all the entries on our contest page.

50 Comments