Thursday, October 1, 2009

Small space makeover

The New York Times

A few days ago, The New York Times featured a $5,000 makover of an 850-square-foot apartment. That's exactly the amount of money we spent on our last car. Cool antiques like the tripod lamp above took a big chunk of change.

That being said, the layout alone vastly improved the space. Watch and learn.

Apartment after with sleeping alcove to the left

Apartment before


  1. I love the separation of the sleeping area with the book shelves. Brilliant (and thanks to IKEA, inexpensive) idea.

  2. down and out chicOctober 2, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    wow the space definitely looks better in w/the makeover (i wonder what i could do w/a spare $5,000?)

  3. I like the layout but I wish there were more color. Not necessarily bright color, just more. There just doesn't seem to be a cohesive color story in the space.

  4. You have a point. Maybe it needs some big eye-popping artwork on those beige walls.