Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How much space do you need to live in?

Interior and textile designer Peter Dunham (one of my faves) recently sold his 3500 square foot house and moved into a mere 550 square feet after a rough personal time.  House Beautiful just did a a beautiful spread on his 1920's Tudor style cottage. It got me thinking about the question; 
How much space do we really need to live in?

Dunham's style is so laid back but chic. He uses his own textiles here and they really make the room so eclectic. There is a great mix of new and vintage furniture and the pink walls are unexpected. 

High up shelves are a great idea in a small space. 

The bedroom walls are covered in one of Dunham's colorful textiles. The room appears larger because the canopy bed draws the eyes upward. 

No need to use smaller furniture. Just the right amount of 
regular sized furniture actually makes a small space feel larger.  

Small stylish, functional kitchen.  I love the open shelves and photographs above the counter space. 

An outdoor courtyard adds needed space to entertain.  

I could easily live in this small space. I find most "new" houses built today are too big and lack style and character.  Everyone with families seem to need their own space. I grew up with less space and survived.;) If a space is well styled and planned out most people could live smaller!
What do you think about this subject??


pics from House Beautiful

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