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Today in House Tours Tuesdays: Apartment Therapy, one of our favourite decor blogs online, it’s having its annual Small Cool Contest and today we bring you our favourite entries.

The annual Apartment Therapy Small Cool Contest is running for its 8th year. Voting takes place during April and a finalist in each category is announce in May.

The categories are as follows:

Contest Divisions

  • TEENY-TINY 400 Square Feet and under
  • TINY 600 Square Feet and under (but over 400 Square Feet)
  • LITTLE 800 Square Feet and under (but over 600 Square Feet)
  • SMALL Under 1,000 Square Feet (but over 800 Square Feet)
  • INTERNATIONAL All non-US entries (under 1,000 Square Feet)

So basically it goes from very tiny apartments to not very big apartments. And the most surprising thing is seeing how imaginative and resourceful some people living in very small spaces are.

At the moment you can visit the rankings and see how things are going on in which apartments are already on the lead. We will be posting our favourite entries and the reasons we like them.  We hope you enjoy it and share your views with us and maybe feel encourage to vote yourself for your favourites in their website.

Geoff’s Southern Exposure Studio

Geoff's Southern Exposure Studio

Geoff's Southern Exposure Studio

This apartment competes in the International Division. The apartment is located in Canada. It’s 390 square feet (36.23 sq  metres). What we like is how well the space is used. The apartment has several closets, a small kitchenette open to the living room/bedroom area and a bathroom with a full bath. Every space has been optimized to make it valuable and colour is used in the right places and perfectly coordinating with the beautiful wood flooring and furniture.

Right now it’s on the lead in its division.

deRaismes’ Vintage Finds

deRaismes' Vintage Finds

deRaismes' Vintage Finds

Our next choice is not on the lead in its division but we thought it deserved a bit more votes as it’s well organized. The reason it might not have more votes might be because all the books make the place feel a bit crowded. But we are bookworms and we understand the pain of loving books and living in a small place.

Colour and a bookshelf are used to separate the living room from the bedroom area. The bookshelf is  full to the brim with books and it actually makes the place a bit darker. But even though it’s a very small place of only 312 sq feet (29 sq metres) it manages to have a bedroom, living room, kitchenette, bathroom and a big closet space.

We know it’s a bit busy and full of books but a real living space is full of things always and we love the honesty and how well is organised.

Nick’s First Apartment

Nick's First Apartment

Nick's First Apartment

And even smaller apartment than our two previous selections and very well organised, 272 sq feet (25.27 sq metres). A futon bed serves during the day as a sofa and a bookshelf separates the living room/bedroom from the rest of the areas in the space. The space also has an office and dining areas as well as separate kitchenette and bathroom. It’s colourful and tries to make use of the available light the best possible way.

Jennifer’s Eclectic Diary

Jennifer's Eclectic Diary

Jennifer's Eclectic Diary

This apartment competes in the Little Division as it is 650 sq feet (60.39 sq metres). It’s very colourful with green walls, lilac accessories and wood flooring. Everything combines beautifully. The kitchen has beautiful floor tiles. In our opinion it should have received more votes as it’s very well planned and decorated and it is actually one of our favourite today.

JoAnn’s Truly Happy Home

JoAnn's Truly Happy Home

JoAnn's Truly Happy Home

This apartment is on the lead right now in the Teeny-Tiny division, 400 sq feet (37.16 sq metres) . It’s very beautiful and very well planned and organised as the previous ones.  The kitchen looks much bigger than it really is, and it has a great mosaic splashback that combines very well with the dark wood cabinets and black granite worktop.

Even though the whole apartment is painted in neutral tones, the living room area has a featured wall with a geometric stencil detail in grey and it makes the whole place look fantastic.

 

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