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05 Jun

Living Small: Black Kitchen

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Who said you can’t use dark hues in a small space? Not I! Normally I’m not a fan of black kitchens (very Adams family to me) but I just love how designer Lilly Bunn painted the cabinets in this tiny kitchen to bring life and interest to the space. The black and white contrast gives it a tailored, uniform feel instead of cramped hallway vibe. The professional high-end appliances also lend to the polished atmosphere of the space which helps take away from the “just for show” sense that is associated with most small kitchens.

Tips To Take Away:

#1. The color doesn’t matter. It’s how you use it that counts.

#2. Professional appliances are a must

#3. A bit of contrast never hurt nobody


22 Apr

Living Small: Blanco Culina Mini

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441623_CULINA-MINI_SNSince I’m developing a real love for innovative faucets, I thought I would share this beauty from Blanco with you. Perfect for small space dweller the Culina Mini has all the function and performance of the full size Culina faucet. The sleekness of this fixture caught my eye, along with the tangle-free closed coil with magnetic spray holder. Which shows that everyday function was at the forefront during the development. The elegant design of the Culina Mini also makes it picture-perfect for open space floor plans. I’m kind of sad that it’s only avalible in a Polished Chrome or Satin Nickel finish. I would have liked to have seen it in a Polished Brass finish. Especially for an open floor plan concept. Yup, I’m still addicted to that brass. None the less, if you are looking for a professional kitchen faucet that’s just the right size for your small space I suggest checking out the Culina Mini by Blanco…Happy Decorating Small Space Lovers!

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21 Feb

Weekend Reading: Rue Magazine

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The February issue of Rue Magazine went live a couple weeks ago. If you haven’t had time to check it out you should curl up with your digital copy this weekend. Also, this is a good issue for small space dweller to take a look at. The studio on page 78 has an inspiring layout and the small apartment on page 108 provides some practical small space living tips…Happy Reading Everyone!…xoxo Typhanie

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24 Sep

Le Dorm

Le Dorm

Le Dorm

The H&M home collection has been available in the US for over a month now. I really like all the color and whimsical patterns they have going on. I think their items are perfect for dorm dwelling college students because of the affordable price range. If I were 21 again this is what my dorm would look like minus the NSYNC poster…Happy Decorating Everyone!

1. Tea Towel  2.Candle Holders  3. Duvet Cover Set  4. Shower Curtain  5. Blanket  6. Pillow


 

 


18 Sep

Living Small: Piedmont 2-Tier Side Table

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piedmont 2 tier side table

Still looking to maximize the space in your small dwellings? Then I think the Piedmont two-tier side table by Bungalow 5 can give you a hand with that. Granted you can also go with the Piedmont one drawer side table but I’m not a big fan of bending down, so I like all my open storage up top. Both side tables come in a white matte lacquer finish, which affords easy cleaning. And both are a decent size so not to overwhelm your small space…Happy Decorating Everyone!

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