Thursday, July 31, 2008

Lively Condo

Here in Canada, we have a great little magazine called Wish that is super cute. Their May 2008 issue featured this cute condo. Having moved from a much larger home, the owner was in desperate need for serious storage. She created a lively, comfortable home, that is very streamlined and organized on what looks like a low budget ( can you say many Ikea pieces??) :)




An used entryway, yielded space to build cabinets and create a home office area.


Her home is predominantly white, cream and black so she added hits of color in the form of accessories to brighten things up.
Buy keeping the furnishings in light colors, they blend into the space, making it feel more open.

An easy way to add storage in the living room was to add several Ikea MALM dressers, the same size and finish, which look like one continuous piece.


For a fun and functional way to stay organized, black chalkboard paint on one living room wall, holds to-do lists, etc.
White Ikea looking cabinetry keeps the kitchen, clean, streamlined and very fresh looking.

To add more storage, black bookshelves were added, and mounted to the wall to free up floorspace and feel more open.

The bedrooms lack of closets meant installing a wardrobe system, and she worked with the height of the room by adding an open cubby shelf above the bed

2 comments:

lovestained said...

I really enjoy how she hoisted large cabinets and shelves onto walls...it adds an additional sense of dimension, and allows the use of a bookshelf in an uncommon area such as the kitchen. Great ideas; thanks for sharing!

20 Something Superhero said...

I've been seeing this a lot in small spaces. Adds so much storage and doesn't have to be permanent.