Tiny apartment in Manhattan featuring custom made furniture

Some people imagine their dream home being a huge mansion with more rooms than they can use and with all sorts of impressive features. Others prefer something simpler. The owner of this tiny apartment has a very interesting vision of how a home should be. She was always used to living in tiny spaces so she wanted something small where she could feel cozy and comfortable. She found this lovely apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

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The studio measures only 240-square-foot and was quite difficult for Brooklyn architect Tim Seggerman to desigin it. He used as inspiration the mid-century modern style and decided to make most of furniture by hand. This way the custom-made features would fit perfectly and the apartment would also have character.

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The architect crafted every component by hand in his home studio. He made cabinets, nightstands and even a very interesting bookcase/reading corner in the bedroom. It’s a box-like space made of wood and raised above floor level. It has shelves for storing books on two sides and one side is used for displaying framed photos and decorations. Here the owner can cuddle up and relax while reading a book. Then, when she gets sleepy, she just moves a few inches and gets into bed.

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There are numerous beautiful examples of carpentry and chic design. For example, the architect made cabinets of cypress bamboo, a beautiful staircase, a desk made of red rich slats for the living room and recessed panels of papyrus. All these elements add warmth and beauty to the apartment. In addition, the white oak flooring is both elegant and modern.

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Using lots of wood for the interior was a very good idea in this case. The apartment is small so it would be easy to make it feel cramped. But this way it feels cozy and inviting and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Also, the apartment has more character this way.{found on dwell}.