A Minimal 269-Square-Foot Spanish Studio Makes Living Small Look Easy (and Gorgeous)

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Name: Anna Kovalchenko of L’Essenziale Home Design
Location: Marbella, Spain
Type of home: Attic
Size: 269 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My tiny studio is located in the old town of Marbella—a beautiful city in the south of Spain. It is decorated in Mediterranean style and has a lovely terrace with stunning views over the old town of Marbella and the sea.

Since space is the biggest issue in this flat, I have to be very organized and creative in terms of storage. I keep my seasonal clothes and shoes under the bed, don’t buy more products than I need, and only keep a minimal amount of utensils in the kitchen. This apartment has taught me a minimalist way of life.

What is your favorite room and why? It has only one room and I love everything about it—the wooden ceiling that reminds me of a chalet in the mountains, the rustic blue Mediterranean kitchen where I love to cook, the cute bathroom, and of course, my beautiful terrace.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Studio-attic in Mediterranean style

Any advice for creating a home you love? Little details make a big difference. I love to decorate my house with flowers, candles, and decorative pillows.

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

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