Thursday, April 3, 2008

Apartment Therapy Small Cool 2008


Way back in January I did a post on Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool 2007 contest. It is a marvelous event where owners and renters submit photos of their small apartments. There are prizes for the winners and tons of eye candy and free ideas for the rest of us.

The contest brings out the best of the beautiful small living spaces. Last year I spent untold hours scrolling through sideshows of some pretty incredible dwellings. The entire contest is just fabulous — there is no single place where you can see so many stunning small designs.

Well its that time again the 2008 contest is underway. This year the deadline for entry is April 14th. I am somewhat expecting that deadline to be extended, as there are not so many entries this year.

So far I love “Luca’s Surplus of Storage & Light”. It is truly a marvel of small space living. At just 400 square feet it certainly qualifies for small space, but the balance of light and perfect built-ins make it seem much larger. As amazing as it sounds, this tiny apartment has a walk-in-closet. I also love the built-in storage separating the living area from the bedroom. The wall of storage contains the apartments AV equipment, including a flat screen TV that can pivot to be viewed from either room.

I’m sure by the time Apartment stops accepting entries there will be some additional stunning spaces. I’ll keep you posted.


allisonlindsay said...

Just blogged this contest a few days ago at Living Small. Looking forward to seeing more entries, too. Some real winners so far.

Erik Ost said...

I love the simple living of this 400 sf apartment. The apartment has good storage, nice site lines into kitchen and opening to bedroom. It appear bigger than it is.

I have a garage full of junk. I just want to purge it all and downsize to someting like that. I would rather own then rent. Maybe a cottage community.

People get so hung up on having a trophy kitchen and a big box they can grow into. Code word for accumulate stuff.

Love your Blog by the way. I have a widget on my blog of Small Space Living. See it at I

jen x said...

I wish I'd know about this blog when I lived in a 350 sq ft studio in Manhattan! I'm really enjoying the virtual tours :-)

Home Light said...

Decorating a small apartment, there are often two major concerns. The primary focus is almost always to give the impression that the room is larger than it actually is. Secondly, because you are renting, to be careful of any changes you are making.