Small Space Living - A Designers 69 square metre apartment

Above: using a large sconce as a console is a great space saving idea

In Australasia and the USA large homes are prevalent, although I have scaled down to a small cottage of around 120 square metres, with some extras such as an en-suite and walk in robe, combined with the location to the beach and city it is hard to beat. However, the one thing I miss is a separate dining room. So, when I came across an interior designer who has chosen to downscale to 69 square metres, I wanted to see how she has utilised the space.

Katie Gagnon of Blue Moon Trading Company chose to purchase a smaller property to enable her to cut down on travelling time and live the life she wanted. Her 69 Square metre apartment is decorated throughout with white walls and woodwork which help create a sense of space.  Katie says it has everything she would want in a larger home and I see she even has designated dining space. If you like Katie's style, I recently featured a fabulous project of hers, I have added a link at the end of this post.

Above: White walls and light toned furniture help create a sense of space

Above: Removing doors can open up a small space. The curves of the arches are a nice architectural touch

Above: Katie has chosen natural materials, her style very much reflects her store's products
Above: Simplicity in this simple bathroom

Above: Continuing the natural tones through to the bedroom

Above: The compact kitchen has everything required

Above: A dining nook

Above: Katie has created a little outdoor area to relax on those balmy summer days

If you want to see more of Katie's style you may enjoy reading a previous post, Organic Rustic Style where Katie has combined classic French pieces with a rustic touch (as seen below).

Image sources:The Blue Moon Trading Company| Lovely photography by Mina Brinkey

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