Could You Live In 400 Square Feet?

I saw this GORGEOUS Stockholm apartment on Apartment Therapy this week and thought “Now THAT is a tiny home I could be down with!”  I’ve seen so many “tiny home” shows on HGTV which really seem like a crock.  How is it possible to live in 200 square feet with someone else nevermind two children? I mean REALLY? The kids sleep under the stairs a la Harry Potter (“Junior’s bedroom doubles as the pantry and the wardrobe! It’s so convenient!”) and there is a composting toilet that also acts as a seat for the shower which is also the living room sofa.  I’d love to see a show called “Tiny Homes: Three Months Later” in which all the people have put their homes up for sale.  I love the concept of downsizing and living small, but in a realistic way.

Now this apartment would work beautifully for a couple.  It’s stunning in it’s detail- the iron framed window walls in the bedroom (I personally would have installed modern, streamlined white drapes on a ceiling track that could be pulled shut for privacybut not ruin the look) but I adore the way it keeps the space bright and light while also dividing the living spaces.

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An Epic Maine Home

I haven’t been reading Architectural Digest that much recently as I felt it really wasn’t showcasing homes that intrigued me that much- too over the top, to fancy, too….MUCH. But this current issue has one giant spread on this family “compound” in Maine that just blew me away. Not only is it decorated by Suzanne Kasler, a favorite of mine, but in copious amounts of blue and white and the kind of traditional style that appeals to me so very much. In other words, while it’s still over the top (I mean, the pool house kitchen is nicer than 99% of real kitchens) it’s done so beautifully and so “family feeling” one can’t help but gawk, in a good way. THIS is good style in my book.
I love the patterned drapes in this family room mixed with the graphic rug.
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LINDSEY’S KITCHEN: THE FINAL REVEAL!

Hi again EOS readers! I’m super excited to finally share our finished kitchen with you guys. It took a little longer than expected (not surprising for any renovation – even less so when you’re doing the work yourselves) but Eric and I are really happy with the results. We hope you like it too!

As a reminder, here’s what the kitchen looked like when we bought the house:

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A Green & Gorgeous NYC Hotel

*Sorry this is a bit late guys- got sidelined with mastitis AGAIN yesterday so a little behind, even on my new schedule.

I made a trip to NYC about two weeks ago for meetings and since my favorite hotel, The Mark, was booked solid I decided to try this cool looking spot, 1 Hotel, located smack dab on Central Park near just about everything! And it was AWESOME.
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The former CEO of Starwood Hotels started this new brand to focus on sustainability and an eco-friendly mindset in the hospitality world.

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