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Apartment Therapy's Small/Cool Contest

Kelly's 750-Square-Foot Apartment in the United Kingdom

Apartment Therapy's Small/Cool Contest

Kelly's 750-Square-Foot Apartment in the United Kingdom

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Home Type
Apartment
Location
London, United Kingdom
Style
Art Deco
Colorful
Eclectic
Bedrooms
2
Square feet
750
Sq ft
750

Name: Kelly Bryden

Years lived in: 3-5 years, rented

Household: My partner

Have any design professionals worked on this space? Kelly Bryden

Why is your home the smallest, coolest space?

My partner I moved to London during the pandemic, and to say it was difficult is an understatement. I was stuck inside, staring at the gloomy London sky, but my soul needed sunshine and beaches. I turned our apartment into the tropical escape that I needed, and these DIY projects became the cure to my seasonal depression. Every room is filled with handmade touches and travel memories.

How does your home reflect you?

At the age of 9 I designed my first space — my bedroom. It was filled with palm trees that I made out of cardboard and tapestries that I made by painting on towels. My current apartment reflects that 9-year-old girl in a grown-up way. What I love about my apartment is the sprinkle of tropical leaves, memories from my relationship with my partner, and embroidered pieces from my grandma.

Connect with Kelly

Website: https://www.kbryden.com/

Instagram: @kellaybryden

TikTok: @kellaybryden