Monday, October 7, 2013

A 55 sqm cozy apartment in California

The small yet cozy 600 square feet apartment of Annie McElwain in Venice, California via Houzz

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.

The small yet cozy 600 square feet apartment of Annie McElwain in Venice, California via Houzz
The small yet cozy 600 square feet apartment of Annie McElwain in Venice, California via Houzz

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.

The small yet cozy 600 square feet apartment of Annie McElwain in Venice, California via Houzz
The small yet cozy 600 square feet apartment of Annie McElwain in Venice, California via Houzz
sShopping ideas to decorate your place like Annie McElwain's apartment via myparadissi.com

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).

The small yet cozy 600 square feet apartment of Annie McElwain in Venice, California via Houzz
The small yet cozy 600 square feet apartment of Annie McElwain in Venice, California via Houzz
The small yet cozy 600 square feet apartment of Annie McElwain in Venice, California via Houzz

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.

The small yet cozy 600 square feet apartment of Annie McElwain in Venice, California via Houzz
The small yet cozy 600 square feet apartment of Annie McElwain in Venice, California via Houzz
The small yet cozy 600 square feet apartment of Annie McElwain in Venice, California via Houzz

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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Images by Annie McElwain via Houzz.

5 comments :

  1. I love this small space! Very well designed.

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  2. I love these interiors!! I'm really lusting over that wooden bed side table and the leather club chair! Gorgeous! Hope you had a great weekend, Eleni! xo

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  3. I love the space! Particularly the crate boxes hung like a gallery wall!

    Corbin
    Decor-Eat

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  4. If only my home is just as stylish! I love the unexpected rustic furnishing. Please do an inspiration board for 1000 thread count sheets or bedroom style inspiration!

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