Sunday, January 24, 2010
Tonight's post is gonna be a quickie -- I (probably) tore my ACL today, and I usually blog from one of my trusty Starbucks locations due to wonky internet at home, but even just sitting here with a chai latte and knee brace is making me tired.
CasaSugar has a slideshow of a teeny-tiny studio in the western Netherlands. I'm a little disappointed that most of the pictures are close-ups of the decorative tableaus the owner, Marlies, has created, so it's hard to get a real feel for the size of her place and her use of the space. But it has a really interesting mix of very, very old European decor mixed with the new (hi, IKEA!).
The Nest has a list of 10 things you can do to make a small space feel bigger. They're solid, basic ideas, but I take issue with #2 (Paint With Light Hues). Yes, light walls can increase the feeling of airiness and space, but a well-chosen accent wall painted a dark color can increase depth, says I.
Via CasaSugar and The Nest.