This image had me doing a double-take when I spotted it on Pinterest this week, because at first glance it resembles the little flat we lived in in London! Not that ours was nearly as modern and tidy, but the layout and the white and neutral tones are a very close match.
One difference is that we had a dividing wall between the kitchen and the dining/living area that made it more poky and a lot less amazing than this apartment in Antwerp.
Nevertheless, it makes me long for the simple life of living small in a big city! I remember the only baking I ever did was a packet mix brownie that came with it’s own foiled cardboard baking tin! And it actually tasted pretty good!
While I couldn’t resist adding some personal touches if I lived here, I do like the pared back colour palette, and the textures in the brick wall and the plywood cabinetry. And the sofa.
It’s hard to believe a whole year has gone by since Apartment Therapy‘s last Small Cool contest! It’s one of my favourite online competitions because I get to peek inside real tiny homes – not just styled tiny homes. Because while the styled ones you see everywhere are amazing and beautiful… they’re probably not all that liveable in a homely sort of way.
I like my small to be homely and user-friendly.
So here are some of my favourite entries so far. (You can see them all here and even vote if you like.)
Having lived the simple life in a tiny (but spacious by some standards) one bedroom apartment in London for a few short months I have to admire those who accommodate a whole family in a permanent state of living.
This NY apartment shows you how to do it in style with secret double function furniture and hidden storage.
There’s something cosy about a bed that is closed in on three sides – this one looks like a great spot to curl up with a book for hours on end.