Christian's Creative Playground

Christian's Creative Playground

Nancy Mitchell
Apr 9, 2012

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Vienna Austria
Square Feet:
What I Love About My Small Home:
What I love most is that despite its small size, it feels really spacious thanks to the large french doors which I keep open all the time. The building dates back to the mid 19th century, so this history is present all the time. At the same time my collection of furniture and art from different periods builds an amazing bridge to the present. A home should never feel dated; that's why as an interior designer I also encourage my customers to invest in furniture that feels timeless and that dates from various periods they like, to make their aparment feel like it has grown rather than like it was overly designed just recently.
Biggest Challenge of Living in a Small Space:
Being a young interior designer and using my own apartment as a playground to try out new things, I actually loved that I had a limited amount of space. Especially the need for storage space demanded quite some creativity.

That's why I put my closet right in the middle of the bedroom as a kind of room divider. In that way it was possible to almost create a walk in closet and keep the bedroom itself very calm and open, whithout having to fill it with cupboards.

I also had to deal with a very standard white kitchen, so I created the black and white stripes using black plastic tape to set a dramatic background for the many parties I love to give.
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