Monday, August 18, 2014

Home Tour {Part 2}

As promised, here is the second half of my living space. With 600 sq. ft., you have two spaces - living and sleeping. I shared our TV and sitting area a few weeks ago, and this week is more about the office/kitchen table area. This space is all about function.

This is pretty much the worst picture ever taken, but it does give you an idea of the layout of the space and just how much light my paint color sucks up. The big picture window from the sitting area is 10 ft. away and wide open, and this area is still super dark. Also, I hate that office chair but it's Layne's and he insisted on comfort over fashion. Sigh...
  Here's a picture taken in that exact same spot toward the sitting area.


The gallery wall. A huge thanks to my mom for helping me make sense of it! I love the mirror reflecting the light from the window. But again - this wall is FACING the window, which you can see is open, and it is still this dark. I honestly have the worst paint color in the world.


I have to admit, we pretty much use the kitchen table as extra counter space. I am ashamed to show you the kitchen. It is as small as a kitchen could possibly be and still call itself a kitchen. It has all the necessities, and nothing more. Necessities include a mini stove, 12 inches of counter space, and a single drawer. Necessities do not include a microwave or full-sized fridge. So, this space is usually covered in pots and pans and cutting boards while we're cooking.


(Note the completely random, mid-wall electrical outlet. Why...?)

You can probably tell by the tone of this post that overall I don't like these spaces as much as I like the sitting area. It's weird extra space. There's plenty of it, but I'd much rather have a functional kitchen or bigger closet instead. Still, I've tried to make the most of it.

Do you have any oddly shaped rooms? How do you increase their functionality? Any tips for me?

13 comments:

  1. You've done such a great job decorating! I love your knick knacks on the bookshelf!

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  2. You have great taste! You did a great job decorating! Love your gallery wall!

    Paige
    tomatoesforcucumbers.com

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    1. Thanks, Paige! I appreciate it. :)

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  3. Love love love your gallery wall! I'm usually not crazy about them but I really love that you based it all around a mirror... it looks so much more put together that way!

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    1. I am telling you, it would have been a mess without my mom. She told me to build it around the mirror after months of me shuffling things around, and suddenly it worked!

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  4. you have fabulous taste, and i love what you have done with your small space! we currently live in a 500 square foot apartment, so i feel you on the tiny amount of space. our kitchen is literally a hallway into the bedroom, with a sink on one side and a fridge on the other. we put an ikea bookshelf on it's side to make room for food - and that's what we've had to do, get creative! and like you said, make the most of what you have. there are days where having such a closet for an apartment drives me nutso - but a small space can be cozy and charming as well. again, i love what you've done with your place!

    xoxo

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    1. Oh, Kayla - thank you! You are so sweet. We will have to swap small space tips sometime, because I have a number of "if you just turn the bookshelf on its side" stories. :)

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  5. I'm laughing over your side comment about the outlet. I miss you.

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  6. You have such great taste! It looks so well put together...and I'm dying over the gold deer! Such a cute touch!

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    1. Thank you so much! Layne thinks that the deer are only appropriate for Christmas time, but I just ignore him. #FightThePower

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