Thursday, January 13, 2011

Teeny Tiny!

 All Photos Courtesy of Apartment Therapy
This cottage is 350 square feet.  Yes, you heard me.  And you thought your house was small.  Tsk, tsk...that'll teach you to complain about your storage space!

This 1930's bungalow is fortunate for the element of light.  It is bathed in natural light and that gives this small space the feeling of being outdoors, larger, more open.  By keeping the room fresh and white splashes of bold, vibrant color, the homeowner embraces the beach cottage feel and makes it her own.

When asked what the biggest design challenge was for this homeowner, she replied " My greatest challenge has been finding storage that serves the dual function of killer design and smart hiding place."  She repurposes items such as kitchen shelves, armoires, and a media cabinet to house her television and her wet bar.

By hanging curtains at the very top of the ceiling the owner of this small space distracts the eye and draws our attention up creating more space.  She also uses a neutral floor covering to trick our eye.

The next time you feel like complaining about your lack of storage, consider this small space and breathe a little easier knowing you can stretch your legs!



Wendi said...

I really love your blog. I want a small cottage by the beach one day.

Judy said...

I love the turquoise phone in the kitchen!

Genevieve Ferraro said...

Hi Wendi,

Thanks for your kind words about the Jewel Box®. And I'm with you on the small cottage by the beach!

Cheers, Genevieve

Genevieve Ferraro said...

Hi Judy, the turquoise phone is sweeeet! I love how it captures the owner's personality!

Always wonderful to hear from you!

laney said... may be teeny tiny in size...but it is HUGE in style and warmth... and i too love that turquoise phone...i got a turquoise princess phone for ...well...i won't tell you how many christmases ago...let's just say many of you probably were not even born! (now go look up what a princess phone is)

Ceil Petrucelli said...

Genevieve- thanks for that post! It was inspiring to see such beautiful design in such a tiny space! Some really fun and different touches. Love your blog, by the way!

Rachel said...

Absolutely lovely! It simply looks cosy and comfortable. I guess the use of lots of white makes it seem bigger? I could move into that house anytime! :-)

Genevieve Ferraro said...

Rachel, Thanks so much for stopping by! So glad you liked it.


Living on Less Money said...

I had to smile when I read your comments about this TINY home. My husband became disabled nearly 2 years ago and since that time we moved from nearly 3000 square feet to a studio that was less than 300 ft. This happened in several stages but here we are nonetheless and actually just as content as we were in a larger home. All our needs are met and we're thankful to have a roof over our head. We hope to buy again next year and will be choosing a home with less than 1,000 sq. ft. It will feel like a MANSION. :-)

SarahW said...

I love the bedroom - so calm and cozy! And the wall color is not one I would have thooght of for a bedroom, but looks great.

Katie D. said...

Wow! I can't believe there is a house smaller than mine out there, but this one has me beat by 34 sqft! Of course, it sounds like only one person lives there and I have a husband, a 60lb dog, and a lizard :) Thanks for this blog!