- I live in a 650-square-foot one-bedroom apartment with my boyfriend in Chicago.
- An interior designer suggested we add color to our space with extra seating, artwork, and rugs.
- She also suggested we rearrange our furniture to utilize empty spaces.
I moved into my boyfriend’s apartment months ago but I have yet to make it my own.
To see how I could improve my space, I had interior designer Ashley McLendon from House of June Interiors virtually review the 650-square foot Chicago apartment.
Here’s what she thought about my space and how to make it better:
“History is contemporary! Place that on a T-shirt!”
Michael Tomei was beaming when he logged on for our job interview from his condominium in New York Metropolis. His genius for infusing modern interiors with furnishings with rich patina is evident in his meticulously-built, 2,100-square-foot, two-bedroom loft that he shares with his lover, Peter, and a rescue dog named Huxley.
Gut renovating the area in a century-aged warehouse constructing in Manhattan’s NoHo district signaled a important gear-shift for Tomei, who utilised to conceptualize shop displays and style reveals for makes like Calvin Klein, Balenciaga, and Lanvin. Opening Michael Vincent Design in
The 1st believed he experienced was to get rid of his queen-sized mattress for anything far more economical. “As a 30-12 months-previous guy, I opted to downsize from a queen to a twin,” he describes. “I was one and dwelling by yourself by means of a pandemic, but I explained to myself there were even worse items.” He pictured a customized daybed that would in shape snugly in the nook carved out by the two closets, with a matching headboard and a built-in nightstand. He drew what he experienced in intellect, and a buddy designed it as three parts that
After nearly three decades of airy residency in Southern California, I’m officially a New Yorker. In March 2021, my partner and I moved from a one-bedroom Venice apartment to a cramped two-bedroom in Manhattan. With a bedroom sans closet and a kitchen without drawers, we had to quickly adjust to new constraints while prioritizing efficiency… and attempting not to break the bank.
Apparently, we’re not the only ones retreating to small spaces. Over the course of 2020, the pandemic emptied New York City of a net 70,000 residents for more airy abodes and less densely populated towns, according to location-analytics