Think Big

Once upon a time, I lived in a little studio apartment in the city. I loved that apartment – the location, the size, the fact that it was all mine. It was also my first venture into decorating. In a little over 4oo square feet, I had my ‘bedroom’, an ‘office’, living room, dining room, kitchen, closet and bathroom. The picture above is a birds eye view of sorts (please ignore the messy shelfs, and the brown ottoman on the wall has a twin that usually lived in front of the couch).

The point of this trip down memory lane is not to remind myself that I haven’t used that WiiFit in over a year, but rather to reflect on the art of big style in small spaces. Now, I’m in no way saying my little studio had big style, but it was a cute space and I was proud of it.

I live in a townhouse now that has more space than two people actually NEED, but the common living space is a small combo living room/dining room/kitchen. I sometimes sit on the couch and think about the potential it has to be a small space with big style – but right now I feel it’s lacking (apologies for no pictures of the room at the moment).

Let me give a shout out to someone who has mastered the art of big style in a small space – the one and only Pam101. Her condo is amazing. Every corner is filled with an interesting piece that has a story behind it. Everywhere you look there’s something that catches your eye, and if you look twice your bound to notice something new. My house has design envy.

I searched for a little inspiration to help me think about what I can do to make my room come alive and found this great article from HGTV: Maximizing Small Spaces. And maybe when Pam101 comes to town in a couple weeks she can give me even more ideas ๐Ÿ˜‰

2 thoughts on “Think Big

  1. You give Pam101 wayyyy to much credit. But yes my apt is full of fantastic crap ๐Ÿ™‚ I am sure we will come up with some great Townhouse Fab Chic ideas!!

  2. Your townhouse is adorable!!!! Just remember it’s doggie proofed with nothing small around for Moosie Goosie to swallow.
    Your place in DC was really cool, and I loved the view you had from your back windows. It reminded me of the pad Mary Richards had from the Mary Tyler Moore show. I was in awe of Mary’s digs ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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