This week we'll peek inside yet another too-small-yet-too-cute-to-miss apartment. Located in sunny californian Venice and owned by photographer Annie McElwain, this bright little cozy place feels like the apartment next door (friendly and honest like the girl next door, but I didn't even have to explain that, right?). Annie managed to create a practical and welcoming furniture layout in her 55 sqm (600 square feet) home with lots of notable touches dealing with storage and decor. Seems like every thing there has a story to tell, a role to play, a reason to be part of the whole. But not in some kind of strict way; more like we are all friends and hang out together, the pillows, the thrifted artworks and the vintage accessories.
Despite the lack of space, there are several defined nooks for chilling out like the amazing brown leather armchair, with the floor lamp and the accent table, or the cozy sofa with the patterned pillows. A leather armchair is on my wishlist for so long (told ya last week) and these photos only grow my desire bigger.
Shop this collection: 1.Pablo Picasso illustration by Tutti Confetti (Etsy, $19.75), 2.Be Brave art print in emerald by Jump Off The Page (Etsy, $18), 3.Heritage antique brushed brass deluxe floor lamp by Verilux (Bellacor, $199.99), 4.Franklin club chair in coffee leather (Joss & Main, $260.95), 5.Linen cushion cover (H&M, $17.95), 6.Marrakech throw (LEIF, $148), 7.Vintage style large wooden milk crate in red by Antique Revival (Amazon, $57), 8.Metal and wood accent end table by Woodland Imports (Wayfair, $101.59).
Creative storage and shelving are everywhere in the apartment. Milk crates on the wall acting as vignettes showcase, an industrial wire organizer holds shoes and personal accessories and a floating book shelving right over the bedside table keeps the night reading material in reach.
A glass door to the bedroom lets the sunlight float seamlessly in the apartment, making the space looks brighter and bigger.
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