A Warm Studio

I think it’s clear to readers of this blog that I have an obsession with studio apartments, which developed even before I moved into a studio of my own. I love the ingenuity they inspire in terms of coming up with creative layouts and storage solutions, plus I just love the cozy factor. As much fun as it is to admire sprawling, airy interiors, there’s just something about small spaces that I find so welcoming and inspiring. Here’s a studio tour from Apartment Therapy that I’ve had bookmarked for a long time, and which served as a big inspiration to me when laying out my own apartment.

I love the way she used an airy room divider (the black piece on the right hand side) to separate the bedroom area from the living room (as I did in my own little apartment). I’m a huge sucker for exposed brick too-it just lends such an appealing warmth to the space. In fact, even though the color scheme isn’t my exact style, I really admire the way things like the bedding, the rug, and the armoire create such a warmth.

Using an airy room divider creates a feeling of separation without making the place seem smaller. I like the seating arrangement with the chair facing the couch.

I adore this little writing desk. Definitely inspired my choice to paint my vanity black. I just think it looks so cozy, like the whole area is just begging you sit down with a nice cup of coffee and get to writing. I LOVE the juxtaposition of the gorgeous antique writing desk with the modern vertical bookshelf. Vertical bookshelves are an obsession of mine- one of the first purchases I made for my own apartment.

This shot just shows how a studio can feel so spacious and open (though granted, as studios go, this one is pretty generously proportioned). I love the entertainment unit/bookshelf, and how it sort of allows the television to blend in. The little dining table in the corner is great. I only wish I had room for a little table in my studio!

Lovely little detail shot.

See the full House Tour here!

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  1. Leslie wrote:

    What a cozy space! I love room divider too; it gives the space purpose without blocking anything off.

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  2. What a lovely studio! It looks like such a cozy and peaceful space.

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  3. I love cozy studio apartments myself. You are right- it takes ingenuity to know how to decorate them well!



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  4. Viviana wrote:

    I love the cozy feel and the exposed brick in this studio!

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  5. What an amazing studio! It's nice to see a small space decorated since often on blogs it's these big grand houses.

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  6. Studio living is a great way to tap into your creativity. I love small spaces for that reason too.
    Hope you are having a good week!

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  7. Loooove that pile of books- so chic! I want a studio apartment as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    XX Kathryn

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  8. Amazing studio. It has a very nice warm and comfortable feeling! ๐Ÿ™‚



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  9. What an incredible space!!

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  10. love that ikat chair!

    xoxo navy & orange

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  11. Michelle wrote:

    Love all of the exposed brick! It gives the space so much character!

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  12. Whit wrote:

    That looks so cozy! But they also used the space very well. It's small but it still feels open. Very impressive. What a great place to curl up with some hot chocolate on a rainy day ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Such a fabulous set-up. I lived in a studio for two years and loved every minute of it. It was so cozy and just the right size for me.

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  14. this is so beautiful! great job!


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  15. Alexa wrote:

    Beautiful! Love love that red couch!

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  16. Ivana wrote:

    These photos are such an amazing source of inspiration! I love the layout, the warm color palette and all the pretty details! Great choice ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes ๐Ÿ™‚
    Macarons and Pearls

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  17. Dorothy wrote:

    Love the whole apt, every detail. I love how you were inspired by this space and how well the ideas translated to your beautiful studio.
    The airy woven shades in the bedroom have great texture and let in just the right amount of light for day, so pretty. And love the green rug!! Thanks for this great post.

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  18. Liesl wrote:

    I love a quaint, charming and full of character small space…and am obsessed with exposed brick! ๐Ÿ™‚

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