Spotlight On A Studio Apartment That Defies Its Square Footage
I have to give props to anyone who Lives Simply in a very small space. These people choose, at the end of the day, not to see limited square footage as a debilitation but a kind of blessing. Without excess space to accumulate unwanted and unneeded possessions, small space denizens–or smart ones–are also sans excess stuff.
Yet there is still the undeniable fact that when it comes to small spaces, fitting in the pieces one reasonably needs and wants without the place feeling like a cramped zoo can be quite the challenge.
Along comes Dria Murphy to once again prove that a challenge is as surmountable as one makes it out to be. The founder of Alise Collective, a PR and branding company, knew that she was sacrificing space when she settled on a [one-room] studio in NYC’s West Village. She was also, evidently, downright determined to make the apartment work.
And then she turned 450 square feet into the most stylish sleep, eat, entertain, and work (yes, she runs her business from out of her home office) space.
It’s a white lover’s dream, brilliantly situated so as to establish three distinct zones all in one room. The fireplace, non-working as it is, doesn’t hurt, either.
One tiny note: Dria professes not to be much of a cook; the lack of culinary prowess conveniently freed up her kitchen cabinet…to be used for shoe storage. So there’s that.
Image credits: Photography by Michael Wiltbank via Domino
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