When I first began thinking about what I wanted to blog about this week, I could not stop thinking about a post I ran across several weeks ago on Apartment Therapy. Some of you may already be aware of this “pod” situation in Japan, but for me, seeing this photo (and several others), somehow made it “real” for me. The post explains the photo to the right in these words: “The Beijing real estate market has shot up so fast in the last few years that many aren’t able to afford living in real apartments in the city. This young professional rents a hyper-small ‘pod’”. There is much more to read about on this topic (click the link above to take you there), but in essence, the “room” that you see in the photo is actually the entire “apartment”…. yes, the whole thing!? Another article on the topic can be found in the Asia Times.
Thinking about that situation caused me to pause for a moment to consider what many of us in this country imagine when we think of “small” spaces. In terms of my design clients at Knotting Hill Interiors, I immediately envision a cozy room filled with creative space-saving opportunities and tons of charm and possibilities. How about you? What is your first thought?
Endearing attic rooms with their sloping ceilings and walls are some of the coziest small spaces of all! They evoke feelings of warmth and whimsy whenever I imagine them in my mind’s eye. Thankful today that I am not living in a Beijing “pod”, here are some photos to warm you up on this chilly Fall morning!
From Creamy Life:
From Coastal Living :
From Traditional Home:
From Country Living:
From My Ideal Home:
From House Beautiful:
From House to Home:
From Home Away:
From Hotel Sax, in Prague:
IF YOU WOULD LIKE HELP WITH MAKING YOUR HOME MORE FABULOUS, PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR AN IN-HOME OR ONLINE CONSULTATION AT KIMBERLY@KNOTTINGHILLINTERIORS.COM
NOW, GO HAVE AN “It’s So Fabulous!” DAY!