Interior Designer, J. Michael Moore, had been pondering the idea of downsizing for a while - and then he found a 225 sq foot studio located in the same building as one of his best friends.
As an Interior Designer his first thoughts were design and decor and how he could make the space not only work as a personal living space but also incorporate a home office from which to run his business. He hired a contractor to install new crown and base moldings, a radiator unit and interior doors. He also had a bed loft with ladder custom built to accommodate his height (6'4"). He wanted to make the apartment feel alive and fun, so he decided to go with color blocking for his paint scheme. No pattern, just bold color. He painted the walls Sienna red, the ceiling Turquoise and all of the moldings in stark white. The bed loft stairs are painted a bright yellow for architectural contrast. Moore says mirrors are imperative for opening up a small space and that small space living in is an exercise in craftiness (like repurposing an antique bookshelf into a kitchen island), and discovering multiple uses for a surface.
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