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Shelter magazines have been letting me down lately- a bevy of them just full of way too lofty, astronomically high end and even flat out disappointing features. I was delighted to find the new issue of House Beautiful to be quite interesting this month though- one I didn’t just absentmindedly flip through! A total mix of styles and sizes, I found myself looking at it a couple times and reading more of the articles, which honestly I haven;t felt compelled to do in a while!

My favorite space was the smallest one- which is no surprise as I LOVE tiny things. Tiny houses, tiny animals– you name it, if it’s super small I am ON BOARD.  This space was a unique top floor one bedroom in Manhattan that was gutted and renovated to create the most soothing, simple space ever- and BONUS, it has one hell of a roofdeck. Please pardon my crappy iPhone snaps and pick up the issue to see them for real :)

It feels like everything in this space was chosen because the owner (Leslie Klotz) loved it. Truly loved it.  There is nothing contrived about this space- and it’s very sparse and simple, which proves things don’t have to be “over-designed” to be beautiful.


Can’t you picture yourself in here reading on a snowy afternoon with the fire going? And all that LIGHT! I so love a good quirky space with angles and character- this is so much more appealing to me that a giant new construction space.


I love the variation of hues of gray and the multipurpose pieces, like this desk/ dining table that can actually seat 10 when pulled out from the wall!


I love how the Ms. Klotz made the bedroom doors massive so she could keep them open to make the space feel bigger and let more light in. Not to mention they are painted the same darker shade as the beams- brilliant use of contrasting color.


I really wish we could have seen the kitchen, but I assume it reflects the bathrooms in a way- clean subway, grey grout and vintage inspired fixtures. :)


And just to make you REALLY jealous, check out this tent she got at the souks in Marrakech.  I just adore this crazy cool spot on the roof!


Here are a few ways to get the look of the living room in this space! The keys here are a mix of neutrals and textures with small pops of orange and a fabulous collection of small works of original art.


1. // pillows: stripe / patterned // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. // 13. // 14.


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