Small Space Living
I find it fascinating how differently people think about their home and what is considered a sufficient amount of space. Depending on the city or even country a person lives, the expectation of what you get for your money varies greatly. I guess that might be an obvious statement, but my perception of what I need has changed because of where I’ve lived and understanding how my closest friends use their space.
I'm going to share my little abode with you all. Yes, little. I live in a 492 square foot apartment in Minneapolis, and I absolutely love it. It’s beyond perfect for my needs. When I tell my Minnesota friends I live in a studio that is less than 500 square feet they can’t even imagine it’s possible. When I tell my New York friends I live in a studio they don’t even flinch.
I vividly remember just a year ago touring my apartment building. I was thrilled about the space, so I brought my friend with to have a look. Well, it wasn’t the reassuring experience I was looking for. She wasn’t sure how anyone could live in that dark box. I almost defensively explained my vision of painting the walls white to lighten the space up and frantically motioned where my bed and couch would sit.
Fast forward to today… I’m still in love with my apartment, and my girlfriends are too (especially since champagne and nail polish are always in stock). It’s amazing how you can transform “a small box” into a home. My space is very white, simple, splashed with some New York street art, and has an abundance of furry blankets. Not only does it fulfill my needs, living in a small space has freed my life of clutter. I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m a minimalist, but I definitely do not keep anything that doesn’t provide value. Everything always needs to be in it’s place, or else the entire apartment will feel like the aftermath of a tornado.
Enjoy the virtual tour & feel free to reach out with any questions or comments….product, design, ideas.