If you live within relatively small living quarters, over-consumption can become your worst enemy. Not only can too much “stuff” lying around cause stress and discombobulation, but it’s also difficult to maintain a relaxing and comfortable living space. Sure, there are creative ways to avoid consuming too much “stuff” and control clutter; but even the best storage units can only hold so much. Read More
Looking for multifunctional pieces for your small space be quite frustrating at times. Small space living is a niche area when it comes to furniture and home decor with so many retailers catering to a more board customer base. To make your life a bit easier we’ve done a lot of the leg work for you. We’ve compiled a list of some of the essential pieces you need to make your small space work for you. We’ve carefully chosen only pieces with dual functionality, giving you more bang for your buck.
It’s incredible what you can accomplish with a bit of creativity and imagination in a small space! This tiny apartment has everything you need for entertaining, cooking, sleeping, lounging, etc. all in a very compact space. This tiny home is only 24 sqm (258 sqft) but is full of style, design and multifunctional.
I can’t help but to think that if more of us “lived light” our planet would be that much better off….and so would we! What do YOU think? Could you live in this tiny space?
Carving out the perfect space in your home for a vanity or make up area can be challenging at times. Organisation is key and often times style is compromised. It can be tricky; finding the right balance between making sure all of your essential items have a place to be stored while having that designated area reflect your personal style and the decor of your home. Well we’ve come up with some great ideas to consider when creating your own beauty bar. Check them out below:
Idea #1 The Compact Mirror Desk
I had the pleasure of travelling to Barcelona (one of my all time favourite cities) on a business trip and I stayed at an amazing flat overlooking the city! The flat was on the 7th floor of a high rise close to the beach in the Parc de Diagonal Mar area. It’s modern and minimalist decor gave off a really airy and light feel to the space. Here are a few photos below:
FullSizeRenderEntry way: very open and provides a nice pathway to the rest of the flat.
IMG_0119Sheer curtains allow light to come in even on cloudy days. Apparently I brought the grey skies with me from London. Thankfully it didn’t last very long.
The master suite with ensuite.
The other bedrooms…
Storing towels under the sink is a great idea!
IMG_0111The kitchen had black counter tops with white cupboards which matches the decor in the living room. Nice!
The amazing balcony!
The view from the balcony at night.
Had a nice little stroll on the beach. The sun finally decided to come out of hiding for a re-introduction! It had been a while.
IMG_0238And of course I had the most delicious meal. Steak tartare. You really can’t go wrong with the food in Spain.
Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the wonderful city of Amsterdam. I fell head over heels in love!! The weather was great, the people were super friendly and view of canal houses and houseboats along the waterway was picturesque. It’s definitely now one of my top places.
Amsterdam Canal 2
During my visit I stayed at a lovely airbnb near Vondelpark. The flat was very bright, airy and my room was quite small however there were 2 things I noticed that made a big difference to the look and feel of the room.
One of the first things I noticed were the windows. There were HUGE and took up an entire wall, almost floor to ceiling. If you’re already in a space you won’t be able to change the window size (or maybe you can) but you can change the type of window dressing like curtains and blinds. They used very light, sheer curtains which didn’t do much for privacy in the evenings (I felt a bit exposed) however during the day the amount light was maximised.
The second thing I noticed was the room didn’t have a single wardrobe. Travelling around the UK and Europe isn’t the norm not to see closets like in the US but I didn’t expect not to see a wardrobe. Instead they used a clothing rank which they cleverly cascaded the clothing from darks to whites. Brilliant!
I love that idea!! It makes your clothes part of the decor! Notice the wooden hangers change as well with white hangers being used for the white clothing! Love, love, love!