Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How Many People Could You Fit Into 390sq ft of Purple Heaven?

Well if you're designer David Kaihoi he can fit 3 people into his 390 sq ft East Village NYC Apartment - his wife, his 3 year old daughter and himself!

Yesterday I posted about a beautiful Manhattan studio here from the same issue of House Beautiful . It was this purple bliss featured on the front cover that caught my eye in the first place. I adore purple and would love to have a purple room someday.

(You may have noticed from previous posts that I adore many different types of decor and would love to have them all someday... therefore when the day comes that I obtain my mc-mansion entering each room will be become an experience unto itself! LOL)

Now back to living in 390 sq ft - maybe I could manage but my boyfriend and cat certainly would not be welcome! And I can't even imagine having a 3 year old living in this space!

According to Kaihoi it's all about multipurpose furniture and smart organization...

The sitting nook doubles as a dining space when needed.

Again, they have a library in 390sq ft and still do not. They're library is also their livingroom, dining room and play room... but that's besides the point.

This chest is multifunctional - it serves as a desk, bar, child's bureau for ALL her toys, and — when the child was in diapers — a changing table!

Even though this apartment is teeny tiny it still does have a bedroom. Notice the beautiful antique paper on the walls...

The parents and the little girl share the bedroom and when not in use the little bed just slides under the big bed. Hmm.... a shared bedroom... probably explains why there's only 1 child. Although probably for the best because where the heck would a 4th person even fit in this space?!

They may have an apartment a 1/4 of the size of mine but they still have a better closet than I do! And did I mention they also have a library...?

I love the purple but I have to be honest and say I'm not such a fan of the green kitchen. I would imagine it really encloses the small space... and the shade of green kind of reminds me of 80's decor.

What's your favourite aspect of this apartment?

Do you live in a small space? If so, what are some of the tricks you use to enhance the space?


Images via House Beautiful

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