Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Swiss Army Knife Apartment

I caught this segment on The Nate Berkus Show and became obsessed.  This married couple (who are both architects) managed to make their small NYC space into a masterpiece of hidden storage.  This appeals to my acute sense of organization--here, in 650 square feet everything has a place with more storage space than much larger abodes.  Not to mention, I love the sleek, minimal look of the apartment, all of the walnut wood, the floor to ceiling blue tiled bathroom, and the hydraulic table that doubles as kitchen counterspace.

Their apartment was originally featured in Dwell Magazine here.  In the article, the owner described her space, "our apartment is like a Swiss Army knife: a compact, well-designed, functional thing of beauty." I think this is such an apt description and also explains its broad appeal to me.  I have always been drawn to miniature items that fold into something smaller:

The kitchen table is on hydraulics and can raise to be used as counterspace.

They space saving Murphy Bed also has surrounding storage space.

There are drawers in virtually every piece of furniture.

Behind the bathroom wall is a laundry hamper.

You can see the clip here--where you can really get a sense of all of the organizational space and apartment configuration.

*Images via Dwell Magazine


  1. Very clever...amazing what a great imagination can come up with!

  2. That's brilliant, but I'm glad I don't have to live in such small space. I know, I'm spoiled, but image having to share this space w/ 3 kids! Chaos! LOL

    Super interesting post, sweetie!

    Have a great day!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  3. I love small spaces with smart storage solutions. This home is so inspiring! Adore all the unexpected hidden storage spaces.


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