A little over a year ago, my husband and I were living in a 1000-square-foot, 3-bedroom house with a 2-car garage and postage stamp backyard.
Now we’re living in a 390-square-foot, 1-bedroom apartment.
I have to admit: I loved the idea of such a radical downsizing, but wasn’t quite sure how it’d work out in practice. But [...]
After last week’s post (400 Square Feet is the New Black), I received quite a number of emails and comments requesting more photos of our tiny apartment.
Today, I thought I’d give you a sneak peak into the bedroom. I feel a little shy inviting thousands of people into this space, but what the heck – [...]
Given the title, you might expect today’s post to examine falling real estate values or the number of homeowners defaulting on their mortgages. But no – rather than discussing such heavy-hitting issues, I’m simply writing about the fact that my husband and I have to vacate our flat in four days and have no place [...]
When it comes to home décor, there are few things I love more than naked windows. In my book, they’re right up there with empty walls.
Of course, I recognize that window treatments can be quite practical—and in many cases, quite necessary! We live in the city, in view of our [...]
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ve probably noticed that my subject matter drifts from the profound to the mundane, from the philosophical to the practical. In exploring (and celebrating) a minimalist lifestyle, some days I feel like pondering the meaning of life, and others just pondering how many shoes I own.
Today, I’ll [...]
It may come as no surprise that I *love* white walls (and white floors…and white textiles…and white décor…).
So I was happy to see this Apartment Therapy feature on white bedrooms. How gorgeous! I think the monochromatic color scheme gives the spaces a serene, minimalist look, even when they have a little more “stuff” in them.
This week the New York Post ran an article about a couple that lives in the city’s smallest apartment. Their “microstudio” measures a wee 175 square feet—only 10 feet wide, and just under 15 feet long. The kitchen is equipped with a mini-fridge and hot plate, but the couple never cooks; they [...]
Victor and Soeun V.’s New York City 518 sq. ft. studio apartment was a winner in Apartment Therapy’s “smallest coolest apartments 2007″ contest.
It’s a wonderful example of how minimalist living can make even the smallest spaces seem open, airy, and serene.
I love studying such photos to see what design and decluttering principles [...]