Wednesday, May 19, 2010

back to where I once belonged...


I've been luxuriating in my, amost 1200sf, home for quite a few years now.

For most of my adult life I've lived in apartments that were 600sf feet or under.

Well, come July, New York apartment living will be upon us once again and it looks like I'm back to where I once belonged. No complaints. I'm looking forward to it.

The apartment that I will be renting is just under 500sf of Manhattan goodness (while I spend the year figuring out where I want to wind up in NYC and if I should buy or rent). The most difficult part of the process is going to be restraining myself from trying to implement all the small space decorating ideas I have used in the past, still use in my small home (by L.A. standards) and new ones I'm really itching to try. It's a challenge that I welcome. With every frustrating design moment, an unforseen victory will arise when something works out that you didn't even see coming.

I will try and document the process and share with you all the highs and lows of this new adventure.

Till then, enjoy some inspirational photos from great small space living and feel free to share your own!

-angelo

10 comments:

tale of many cities said...

how exciting! look forward to your photo documentation. :)

Bromeliad said...

Hey, welcome back! Looking forward to seeing what you do with your new 500 sf.

Beth said...

Fun! My cousin's Brooklyn apartment is 500 square feet and I'm amazed at how expertly she's taken advantage of every inch. And she's in publishing.

I can only imagine what a designer will be able to do! Looking forward to seeing it unfold.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Moving to NYC? Fantastic, Angelo! I love that picture of Zach Motl's kitchen...it gets me everytime...of the scale style.

Thomie said...

We can't wait to have you here. Whatever you do or wherever you live it will be gorgeous!

Pencil Sanity said...

I know the downsize feeling all too well. An open mind during my adjustment period really helped me see the potential in my little spaces.
I really like the saying "Home is what you make of it."
Wishing you the best for your new adventure.

Michelle Seaton said...

Well I am sure it will be great once you are done with it. I remember my first apt in NYC was 280 square ft. :)

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Hooray for small spaces! I live in 784 square feet (small for my area) and people are always shocked that I choose to live this way. I make more thoughtful purchases and can splurge on things I didn't when I lived in a larger space. I love it!

Steph said...

Congrats on the move. Cannot wait to see what you do with your new space. Love your work!

DesignTies said...

Congrats on the upcoming big move to your new little NYC apartment :-)

You might get some small space living ideas from this blog post I wrote about Tommy Smythe's 180sf apartment -- now THAT'S small!!

http://design-ties.blogspot.com/2009/09/even-itsy-bitsy-teeny-weenier.html

Kelly

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