My husband and I have a spacious studio apartment. It’s way more room than we need, and we’re looking to downsize further (hopefully, more on that when things start moving on from the planning phase). But for now, here’s a peak into our little home.
You walk right into the bedroom, which for me is the only downside.
We like to keep things simple and slept on an air mattress for quite a while. I accidentally propped myself up with my elbow, and unfortunately– it popped. After sleeping on a deflated air mattress for a couple nights, I ordered this four inch, trifold, foam mattress. It’s working out well so far, though!
Because it’s a studio, I really wanted to find a way to divide the space. I decided to make a wall out of crates and love it. It holds some of our sentimental items and my tiny plant collection… thanks to Ali Cherry for the plant inspiration! 😉
On the other side of my crate wall, we have our living space which you’ve probably noticed lacks a tv, coffee table, and couch. Once upon a time we did have those things, but really enjoy having the space to workout, dance, and play with our dog. Living without a tv removes a ton of distractions and we spend so much more time together.
To the right, we have my work space. Of course if we want to watch tv or catch up on the news, we can do that here. The desk is an antique from a well-known writer in my town. He passed it down to a local artist, and she gave it to us. It’s pretty cool we know a bit of the history behind it.
The kitchen is where we spend the majority of our time. I cook all of our meals at home, so having a functional kitchen is really important to me. We probably have more kitchen items than most minimalists, but it works for us and use everything regularly (yes, even the keurig and espresso machine).
The table was free at the local transfer station, and we painted it white.
My dad and I made this shelf to hold my spices and fours. It’s so convenient when I’m cooking to reach up and grab what I need.
Lastly, the bathroom. The shelving unit is from Pottery Barn years and years ago. In the bins, we keep our undergarments and loungewear. The laundry machine is also in the bathroom, behind the door, so that’s pretty convenient.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you guys enjoyed our little photo-tour. Don’t forget to check out my youtube channel to see more of our apartment and simple living.