Despite the fact that I live in a small house, I'm just as fascinated by them as anyone else, so I wanted to share some of the lil' living spaces that inspire me. One of them measures under 200 sqft, while another teeters just around 1000 sqft. Some of these homes interest me with their simplicity, others stun me with their artful layers. All of them balance form and function beautifully.
I visit County Road Living’s Instagram wall and Stories daily to view an Indiana-based stylist's endless gorgeous moments from her minimalist farmhouse in the country. The passing seasons and glowing natural light provide a lovely backdrop to Angie’s visual inspiration for a more purposeful way of living.
Jungle By The Falls
Hilton Carter's lush and moody Baltimore apartment is all over the internet lately, and for excellent reasons. This expertly-styled space, which Hilton enjoys with his girlfriend Fiona and their pup, has pioneered a new class of design that includes textured walls, pops of warm lighting, dozens upon dozens of thriving plants, comfy reading nooks, and creatively-mounted living wall decor.
I feel cheered by the color, layers, and handmade touches in Chelsae Sahlman's 640 sqft apartment. I rarely "pin" inspiration for my own projects, but a photo of the reading corner within Chelsae's bedroom was one of the few images I kept returning to when seeking creative sparks for our front tiny cottage makeover.
Luckily, one of my favorite tiny houses of all time is located just down the street from our own cottage! Susan's Craftsman Mini-Me is an old carriage-house style space, located in her own back yard here in Venice. This incredible indoor-outdoor dwelling is also available to rent on Airbnb, so you can experience it for yourself! See my entire blog post about it, here. (Fun side note: Adam and I were actually staycationing at the Mini-Me when we discovered that we were pregnant with a boy! I can't believe that he's now already 16 months old...)