Living Small: NYC Inspiration

12 November 2014

So tomorrow is move-in day! I can't quite believe it. I've spent the day packing everything away, and it's crazy how much crap I've accumulated over the years. I found gig tickets from 2006, a story I wrote in year 7 (which I was actually quite impressed with), along with my year 11 leavers shirt and so much more. 6 bin bags thrown out later, I feel cleansed. But so many possessions remain... And because our flat is very small - the perks of living city centre - we need to make the most of space. It's made me think of Manhattan apartments, tiny in size yet grandiose in charm, and their storage capabilities. Here's a few Pinterest inspirations (pinspirations??) and others of mine.







The above pictures come from A Cup of Jo's post on Marci and Dan's dwelling, How great is that photo wall! 

My sister's awesome New York apartment is in the lead for Apartment Therapy's Small Cool 2012 contest! Please keep it strong by going to the link, sign in with FB and clicking Favorite!

This flat is storage done smartly. Samantha's Organic Global Love Nest  on Pinterest.

10 Smart Storage Ideas for Small Spaces

I love this bike hanging on the wall in this Apartment Therapy post.  As well as this headboard library - a great idea for fitting more books into your tiny room. 

Smart Storage: 10 Ideas from Small Spaces

ALSO, not that we have the option for this, but how amazing is this wine rack/ stairs combo on Apartment Geeks?

wine-storage-stairs

These pictures have definitely inspired me (*cough* pass the shiraz *cough*). I have to say, though, I'm thankful I'm not on an NYC budget. I know our flat is pretty teeny but at least it's not THIS small... Have a look at this microdwelling . . . 


And here's some ideas I like that aren't quite NYC but still tres small and tres chic . I need a space to place my paperbacks, and maybe the ceiling's the way to go! Source


Below is a nice idea for a bedside table -

Floating night stand. This will be great for the bedroom with two twin beds.

Oh, and I'm a big fan of this and this ... 

How to make the best of a small space 

I wish I could get my hands on this botanical print below...

Small Bedroom With Green Botanical Wallpaper

All great ways to conserve space. I could post a zillion ideas, but I need to crack on with my packing. Wish me luck for my moving! I'll post again with photos, I'm sure. 

Do you have any ideas for me?

See you on the other side folks xxx

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