Necessity is the mother of creativity. Those were my thoughts as I browsed this home tour over the weekend. A 200 square foot space never looked so roomy or inviting.
One of the most creative things the renter did was turn a guest mattress on its side and flank it against her bed. It provides instant shelving and an element of softness in the 'bedroom' - an idea I probably wouldn't have come up with in a million years.
A quick DIY project. Painting dozens of cheap-o toy figurines in white then gluing them along the edges of a mirror. Texture creating genius.
As for sticking with all white walls and ceilings, I'm in complete agreement. It's the oldest trick in the book, but white truly does make a space look bigger. A natural choice for an intimate studio like this.
After the side-turned mattress, this one is my next favorite: a bench placed over a sporadically used radiator. Not only does it help hide the unsightly thing, I'm sure it keeps her dining quests nice and toasty.
*images via The New York Times