Thursday, July 22, 2010
Home Tour: Tiny, Bold & Beautiful
Have any of you seen this home tour in the latest House Beautiful (August issue)? I can hardly believe an apartment that's so big on color is so tiny in square footage...400 sf to be exact! It's home to designer David Kaihoi and his wife and 3 year old daughter, located in East Village, Manhattan. Judging by the pictures, David has done an incredible job making the most of every single inch of this apartment without sacrificing style. I think the biggest shock is that he chose to paint the entire place purple (Purple Haze by Benjamin Moore)...along with a (very) green kitchen and lipstick red closet. The funny thing is...it works! David says, "There's a density of color here that makes it feel enveloping and warm instead of pinched and anemic. It sort of wraps around you. We found out that a small white box tends to look more cluttered when you have things." Now while this home is adorable and chic, I'm pretty sure my husband and I would kill each other at some point if we lived here - how do they do it? My first apartment was a small studio @ 500 square feet and that was perfect for just me! What do you think about the purple walls? Could you or have you lived in a tiny little place like this with your significant other?
IMAGE CREDITS VIA HOUSE BEAUTIFUL