Small Space = Happy Space


As we close in on our reno (the living room just might get finished this summer if all goes as planned) thoughts of how we are going to decorate it (furniture-wise) and how I suddenly realized - do we really need this space?  I mean we've been living without it for the last 3 years (the make-shift living room we created in the master bedroom has become somewhat of a favourite hangout for us all). It's a nice bright space and so to move the living room down below where it's supposed to be at this point seems really odd.  Storage is definitely an issue but other than that I'm super happy living in a small space.  That's why I love the tiny house of designer Jessica Helgerson.  I'm sure many of you have seen it online – I mean it is so adorable.  And I just like the choices made in it to make it all work.  The loft space for the master suite, the kids bunks and built in storage and the couches with their drawers beneath for storage that double as a guest bed.  All so brilliantly thought-out in just 540 square feet of space!  Check it out below and for more pics, visit her site here.  All photos by Lincoln Barbour. (Via Birch + Bird).











Jan Halvarson

14 comments:

Lisanne van de Klift said...

I love that large table in the garden with all that colorful chairs!!!

Have a great day!

jillianinitaly said...

I am in love with this house. The bathtub, the kid's room, the basket of veggies. Everything about it.

MichaelaRae said...

I hadn't seen this beautiful little space before, wow! My husband and I are planning on buying a house in the next few months so I love inspiration like this. Good luck with your decorating!

Jennifer Johansson said...

Absolutely dreamy and endearing!

Julia said...

what a beautiful home. I especially love the built ins + bunk (but really all of it)

Julia said...

what a beautiful home. I especially love the built ins + bunk (but really all of it)

Anne said...

Wow I am totally in love with this home!

sarah nadine said...

i've seen this place online a few times, and it still amazes me how they did it! i really do love it!

xo

barb blair said...

so, so great! Love it all......especially those cute bunk beds....:}

Rendell said...

I had seen this in MSL and was completely smitten with the simplicity and functionality of this wonderful home. I wish I could get that feel in my 3 level 1240sf town home. I guess I should start with the de-clutter. Thanks for featuring on your site, maybe it will give me the boost I need.

Birch + Bird said...

It's funny how we really can get used to living in smaller spaces, despite the social stigma that bigger is better! I still can't get enough of Jessica's home and it really helped me to appreciate my small-ish space :)
~Lily

D√°maris said...

I love it!

http://hotcinnamon.blogspot.com.es/

caremikenluisa said...

Mike and I are dreaming of a simple, small, dainty and comfortable house that would not cost much for us. Yours is a big example. I really hope we can have a home of our own very soon.

Thank you very much for your presentation.

Luisa (with Mike)
www.caremikenluisa.blogspot.com

Martinna Frajtov√° said...

Gorgeous inspiration. I love this space!

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