Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Stylish Small Space

I have often talked about my special love for decorating small spaces.  There is something to be said for the coziness of a small studio apartment or cottage.  They often include an overflow of decorative items layered together to create an eclectic aesthetic.  It can be hard to create an overall feel to a small space that truly reflects the homeowner; however, when someone is able to convey their personality through their decor, it is especially memorable.  When I stumbled upon an Apartment Therapy tour of a 450 square foot studio apartment that combined vintage charm and old Hollywood glamour, I just had to feature it. 

The living room 

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A beautiful living room full of feminine details- A French sette, zebra rug, lucite coffee table, vintage fan, delicate dresses, and fresh flowers.



A collection of Eiffel Towers add charm to the desk space.



The kitchen




The bedroom




The dresser top displays a vignette of antique books, prints, and a shoe form.

The closet...



The tiny closet space somehow manages to maintain the vintage charm of the studio apartment with antique hats and costumes.  Why the costumes? This apartment belongs to Rodellee, creator of Adore Vintage.   When she isn't running her incredible vintage retail site, she freelances as a wardrobe and prop stylist on sets for photographers and film. 

The bathroom




This studio's aesthetic is constant throughout: warm, French, vintage, whimsical.  I am inspired by how large the rooms seem despite the 450 square foot reality- largely due to the openness Rodellee created by keeping most walls white, most furniture against the walls, and the personality spoken through art and the objects that reflect her personality.  A very charming studio, indeed!

{All photos via here.}


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32 comments:

  1. I can't believe that's as small as it is - seems larger. I love, love, love it! I think I'd even wear pretty frilly jammies in a space like that. So perfectly feminine :)

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  2. I remember seeing this space, and I l.o.v.e. it. I love all of the greenery she adds in. So whimsical and cozy. And I agree with your special love of small spaces. I'd take a cottage over a mansion any day.

    -Caitlin @ Reverie to Reality

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  3. I remember this one! I'm so glad you featured it because I forgot about it, but now I remember loving it. It's so cozy and girly, and seems so personal to the occupant. Love it!

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  4. Such a charming apartment, I adore it! I love how every little piece seems to be a perfect fit for the space and character of the owner. Thanks for sharing! xo

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  5. Wow, there are so many fantastic ideas here! I love the black and white with girly touches. So glamorous and gorgeous!

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  6. wow - what a wonderful place! I love the eiffel tower collection!

    fashionable footprints

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  7. What a precious space! So chic!

    xx
    Kecia
    http://www.couturezooblog.com/

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  8. I cannot believe this is only 450 square feet. I love all of the little french details.

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  9. The decorator did such a great job with this - makes it look so much bigger than the space actually is. I live in a 731 square foot one bedroom apartment downtown and as small as it felt when we were unpacking, it now feels like the perfect amount of space. My only wish is that I could have an office space somewhere.

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  10. There are SO many aspects of this home that I love! The stack of magazines in the bedroom, the chalkboard in the kitchen, the organization in the bathroom! Love, love.

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  11. I remember this place for a while ago, love it so much, but never saw all these images from the rest of it, glad you posted them, they are gorgeous!

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  12. absolutely adorrrable! I love the living room with the dresses hanging from the divider!
    quite charming and whimsical! great feature, girl!

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  13. Love this small space! The lucite and zebra rug combined the soft pretty sette...

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  14. That place is amazing. I can't believe it is only 450 sq feet. Love the light fixture in the kitchen!

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  15. although this space is small..YES,it's definitely stylish, and I would love to live in it because of it's charming and frilly aspect of all things girly and beautiful!!
    I was just thinking how I wanted to put curtains in front of my closet, display my mags somehow, and find a place for my mannequin. great ideas!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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  16. How cute is that! very well executed..great post!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome

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  17. So lovely...love the chalkboard in the kitchen!

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  18. for such a small space, there's so much character! the living room & office are my favorite rooms :-)

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  19. wow!! love it!!

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  20. I love the chalkboard wall in the kitchen!!!
    poolovesboo.blogspot.com

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  21. Awww I love it!!! I have the same desk chair with the same sheepskin on it too!! xoxo Elizabeth

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  22. I can't believe that is half the size of my place! Really charming.

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  23. Saying these are beautiful is an understatement! Clean, crisp, inviting, warm spaces. Thank you for finding and sharing x

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  24. I'm in love with this little apartment!

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  25. oh, i am in love!!! i could totally live here...it is so chic and cozy at the same time! XO brynn

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  26. 450 square feet? What an incredible use of space. Every inch is stylish and beautiful!

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  27. I love these great ideas for decorating small spaces...and love your blog!
    Have a great day:)
    XOX Jill

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  28. Love this space! It takes tons of extra talent to do such a small space so beautifully... thanks for sharing!!

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  29. Such a great use of space! Love that first photo in particular :)

    Abbey x

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  30. I've had my share of living in studio sized apartments and absolutely hate it but if it were to look like that, I wouldnt mind. oh and the lucite table is just perfect for any small space!!

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