Thursday, May 1, 2008

A Small Space Wonder

I ran across the home of Alison Brungart the other day and bookmarked it. Coincidently, I was reading the new Apartment Therapy book, and saw her home in it!
Alison is a furniture and interior designer from Miami. Her little jewel box apartment is only 396sq. ft. I just can't imagine. My husband and I lived in 850 sq, ft. apartment for a while, and I thought I was going to lose my mind!
I think Alison's apartment really works because of her well thought out storage and furniture layout. The center-piece is the large storage unit that sits at the foot of the bed. It has open storage on both sides, but has open spaces that the eye to see through it. In my experience, even a small space needs a visual barrier (like the large bookcase). A room is much more interesting when you can see "around" something, and not see the entire space all at once. It is sort of like wearing an outfit that is sexy because it's slightly revealing, but doesn't show too much.

I love the little pink touches, like the bicycle, flip-flops by the bed, and even the lining of the heels in the closet. It is a fun detail in a mostly neutral colored home.
I recommend the new Apartment Therapy book; it is a lot of fun. It also features a couple of bloggers in it, like Vanessa of Turquoise and Victoria of SFgirlbybay.


Jen said...

What a lovely small space! Just Charming!

Carolina Eclectic said...

Hi Jen

I would almost consider living in such a tiny place if it looked like this!