We've all heard of the "tiny house movement" (basically any house smaller than 400 square feet), but tiny apartments have been around as long as cities. At first glance, I never would have believed that this color, texture, and artwork-packed apartment was the size of most master bedrooms. At just 250 square feet, it feels clean, chic, and cozy. A few large paintings, an entire wall of books, and a giant handpainted fan seem like they would be design "no-no's" as they take up almost all of the wall space but instead of competing for focal points, their scale compliments each other and the small space they share.
I absolutely love the stacks of art books on every surface, even the floor- another "no-no" that is becoming a chic trend. By keeping all of the walls, furniture, and shelving in the room white, the colors, patterns, and textures in the decor can shine. What I love most about tiny spaces is that you have to be extremely deliberate about each design choice- if it doesn't quite fit or work in the space, out it goes. Our 2-bedroom house is considered "small" (less than 1,000 square feet) but I could easily see us downsizing a bit, though with a husband, three pets, and a small studio space, I don't foresee a clean, white, feminine downtown studio happening in the future so I'll just drool over this one.
This tour originally appeared on Domino.com