A Teeny 215-Square-Foot Spanish Studio Is a Cozy, Small, Sweet Home

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Entry, closet, barcart, kitchen corner

Name: Kristina Silva
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Type of home: Studio apartment
Size: 215 square feet
Years lived in: 9 months, renting

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I live by myself in my little studio apartment. When I first saw it, it was so dirty and broken and tacky. So I deep-cleaned it, painted it all, and gave it a totally new look with wall art, lots of plants, and cool vases, some unique pieces of furniture like a rattan chair and turquoise bar cart, and a bright leafy curtain. Stacks of books, a candelabra, and lots of natural sunlight. I also love the work/craft table I’ve set up with my sewing machine, cutting mat, and art supplies. It’s become a total haven of bliss for me, and I’m sure about that, because I’m stuck in here during the Coronavirus quarantine, and the atmosphere keeps my spirits high, in additional to having all I need, despite its tiny dimensions!

Open sofa bed, window wall

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Lively, cozy, dreamy, urban jungle.

Kitchen corner

What is your favorite room and why? Probably the living space, which is not the bathroom. It has all I need so accessible, and I love that it feels spacious, as the furniture lines the perimeter of the room, so I can still dance around and do yoga in the middle of it all.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? I last bought some vases from H&M Home, and I found my rattan chair abandoned by a street dumpster.

Any advice for creating a home you love? It’s got to facilitate and funnel you into prioritizing the activities you want for your lifestyle, such as a beautiful dinner table for sharing, an inspiring work space. Meanwhile, pathways and organizational storage should be practical and effortless. And it should also highlight elements that are meaningful to you, such as objects or images from travels. And certainly, the aesthetic should make you feel good and be a reflection of who you are and want to cultivate.

Entry corner

This submission’s responses were edited for length and clarity.