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small space

  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #189: Growing family, growing furniture? Open yourself to possibilities. Last year around Christmas, we hosted family for a festive morning at our place. We pushed furniture around to make space for people (twelve),…

    October 29, 2019 18 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip # 186: Don’t knock it ’til you’ve stacked it. We live in New York City. And while the crumbling brownstone we call home is far from the most extreme example in this city…

    August 19, 2019 35 Comments
  • under-storage with wine crates

    make your own: under-bed storage.

    I’ll write more about the latest iteration of the kid’s room once we’ve had a chance to settle into it a bit and finish a few projects, but I couldn’t wait to share the…

    August 5, 2019 8 Comments
  • simple stuff: bunk beds.

    Per yesterday’s post regarding sleeping arrangements, here’s a small round up of bunk beds that I’ve been admiring. As I’ve begun to wrap my mind around welcoming a sky-high bed into our small apartment,…

    May 16, 2019 36 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #184: Hammer a few nails. I realize it’s not always possible. Wall construction and lease clauses and paint that can’t be matched can make hammering nails willy-nilly into your walls less appealing, or…

    April 18, 2019 12 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #181: Daydream a little. Five years ago tomorrow, James and I got our keys from a real estate broker and shared a pizza for Valentine’s Day dinner. We sat on the floor of…

    February 13, 2019 21 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #180: Less and good enough. The famous Dieter Rams quote, and title of his 1995 book, “Less, but better,” gets used a lot in minimalist circles. (Full disclosure, I used it myself in…

    February 7, 2019 59 Comments
  • a few of my favorite things.

    This post is sponsored by Leesa. Our kids aren’t allowed to jump on our bed. It’s just that sometimes it’s tempting to run down the straightaway from the kitchen to front window and veer left…

    October 30, 2018 7 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #171: Ditch your ironing board. I’m sure I’ve said it before: You don’t need much of anything small-space specific to get by in a small space. But sometimes having something specific helps. Mostly,…

    August 6, 2018 41 Comments