Is 999 square feet really "small?" I guess I live in a small place too, at around 650-700 square feet, but it doesn't feel like it after years of tiny studios--I'm having a hard time filling up the living room.
At the moment we (2 adults, 1 toddler) live in a 700 sq ft place, and it's fine. our new place is over double that, and I can't even conceive how we will furnish it. People with houses of multiple K square footage - how do you know what to do with all that space?!
According to the county website, we have 2765 square feet of house but currently we're only actually using three rooms: Living Room, Kitchen and Bedroom. The dining room is largely book storage since we don't have bookcases. The back bedroom is under (very slow) construction while I finish wallpaper removal/plastering/painting. The middle bedroom is just full of junk. The third-floor bedroom is stacked high with boxes that should probably be in the garage. The stair hall takes up over 700 Square feet.
So we're really only living in about 800 square feet of space.
At some point we'll finish the restoration/renovation and have bookcases built/bought and have the floors finished/carpeted and actually be able to live in the whole house.
I don't think so, but 1000 square feet is the limit for the contest. I think it should be more like 750. But I also think that dude's lying about his house being (conveniently) one square foot under the max.
I have seen some phenomenol, very small, spaces on Apartment Therapy. I'm talking 250 sq. feet or less. I cannot find it but there is a very elegant "closet-sized" space that was done by a woman in her fifties or sixties. I think she was an interior designer or maybe a realtor. It is gorgeous. I'm giving the details of the woman because it might ring a bell for some. I believe the space is in NY.
I always love Small Cool. TPS, I read your Tumbler and I always love the pics that you post of interior spaces.
The thing that most of them have in common, and that goes for many spaces on AT as well, is that they all have soul, or appear to have soul. Personal touches, things you love and collect add so much warmth. So many times I see overly styled spaces in magazines or internet. While they look great, it's a bunch of artifice. I have fallen into the trap of falling in love with overly styled rooms. Often they are not functional and too trendy. I think the best thing you can do is buy a good couch and good lighting. Don't skimp on these two things. Comfortable places to sit, lounge, and read, are so important. Add personal touches slowly and only add things you love and have meaning to you.
That is the end of my opiniated thoughts on interior spaces. :-)