Just because you're short on space doesn't mean you have to sacrifice style. Case in point: This mini 550-square-foot Greenwich Village studio recently featured in Apartment Therapy utilizes bold patterns to divide the home's individual areas, creating a lively and welcoming retreat in the heart of the city.
The studio is located in an Art Deco pre-war building with enviable features such as arched doorways and crown molding. The owner of the apartment, Emily Graff, integrated these features into her strategic design plan, which included using eclectic decor and patterns to make the most out of the tiny Manhattan studio.
Along with a few other space-saving techniques, a hidden Murphy bed flanked between book shelves pops out when necessary, and leaves open space for entertaining when folded into the wall space. Arranging the rest of the furniture in an efficient layout and using various patterns of wallpaper to separate the rooms helped to divide the spaces, giving the urban home a comfy suburban feel.
Graff told Apartment Therapy that her biggest design challenge was spatial planning. “I wanted to figure out how to separate one room into four distinct areas — working, sleeping, living and dining. I relied on wallpaper and area rugs: striped wallpaper for a working area; a flokati rug for a sleeping area; a knotted wool rug for a living area; and print wallpaper for a dining area.”
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