Today in House Tour Tuesdays: the Small Cool 2012 Contest from Apartment Therapy might be over but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some of the entries in the blog.
None of the entries we bring today were either finalist or winners but nonetheless they are very beautiful and very well decorated small apartments that make the best use of the small space available in them.
This beautiful small apartment makes great use of colour. The blue wall contrasts very nicely with the green, red, pink and blue plates used to decorate the kitchen area wall. The rest of the kitchen gets a lift thanks to that blue as well. The entry door has a nice pink with white painted decoration and all the other colours combined very nicely with those two, either as accessories or other wall colours. The nice wood flooring only helps to make this small apartment more beautiful.
Another small apartment that makes use of colour and texture wonderfully. The exposed brick walls contrast incredibly well with the bright green accessories used in the kitchenette/dining area. In the bedroom that contrast with the exposed wall is created with soft pink and helped with pink and brown accessories. The rest of the apartment is in pink and brown making the best use of the space: 325 square feet (30.20 square metres). It’s a very bright and colourful apartment but might not be for everyone because of the girly colours.
We like this apartment mostly because of the way the space has been organised. Custom built units have been created to divide what it was an open floor studio and created a living room and a bedroom area to accommodate a king size bed (in America called Queen bed). The divider doesn’t go all the way to the ceiling to avoid boxing the space and it’s nicely decorated in the living room area with fake drawers underneath the flat screen Tv. On the other side of the divider (which is barely a couple of centimetres deep) there is a wardrobe unit.
There are other custom units to help increase the storage capacity in this small and create more working areas. Custom units are usually more expensive than store bought units, but are perfect when you either need to make the best use of a small or awkward sized space and in the long run, in those cases, they end up being cheaper.
Great use of colour in this apartment again. In this case is green, grey and blue combining with a very nice and beautiful wood flooring. It’s a more masculine decoration than the first two apartments in today’s blog post but it’s so neutral and so well decorated that it can be considered very gender neutral.
It’s a tiny apartment of 420 sq feet (39.02 sq metres) which manages to have a living/dining/office area, a kitchenette, a bedroom and a walk-in closet on the way to the bathroom. Lots of storage space in a very small apartment and great decoration with nice use of both colour and pattern.
And we finish with a small home of just 725 sq feet (67.35 sq metres) in San Francisco. It’s not a house that took place in the Small Cool 2012 Contest but is so beautifully decorate that we thought it was a great way of finishing today’s blog.
The house is surprisingly soothing thanks to the blue/grey colours used on the walls all around the house. White is used on some of the painted furniture and decorative molding on the walls and combines very nicely with the dark wood furniture.
It’s a very well decorated house in a very classic style manner.
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