Studio apartments have one basic challenge – limited space. In most cases, they are rented apartments and they must offer all the basic things a home should have within a constrained space. Although this challenge is not easy to overcome, here’s a studio with a charming design that gets it right.
This studio is located in the Upper West region of Manhattan, and it has both a relaxing and somewhat invigorating atmosphere. The designers, Lindsay Boswell and Ali Levin had to overcome the rental restrictions as well as the conservative style of their client, Jamie. Nevertheless, they created an amazing urban masterpiece that can make many people give up their big single family homes.
By combining earthy and stunning aesthetics, the small space evolved into a unique studio apartment ideal for living, entertaining and sleeping. With creative use of space, Ali and Boswell added uncommon pops of color with removable wallpaper and ensured that each piece served a different purpose.
This elegantly designed studio shows clearly that small is beautiful! What other tricks did Lindsay and Ali use to redesign this small space? First, they carved out distinct areas for living, entertaining and sleeping. They sacrificed some of the “bedroom” space to create a larger space for living and entertainment.
In addition, to optimize space, Lindsay and Ali picked coffee and side tables that also served as stools for extra seating. To create a unique personality, they hung up an African feather head dress just above the sofa.
You should not be scared of painting your walls or sticking up some wallpaper. Many people, who live in rented apartments, usually leave the bright white walls untouched. But if you touch up your walls with removable wall paper, you can transform your place from a rental to a beautiful home. Give your space some personality. Get to work at the weekend with a few friends and paint your walls or hang some wall paper.
Do you have any questions about how to turn your studio apartment into a gorgeous and charming space? You can also share your ideas about how to create extraordinary designs for small living spaces.