HOUSE LOVE: STUNNING STUDIO

The December issue of the fabulous Lonny Magazine, just came out and per usual, it did not disappoint. I was especially excited to see the feature on Matthew Kowles' Upper East Side studio apartment. I am a bit obsessed with small space design. I love discovering how other people furnish and organize their homes in such limited square feet. I, myself, live in a small space; 478 square feet to be exact. So I know first hand, how challenging it can be.

Well, Matthew Kowles, general manager for Charlotte Moss' interior design firm, has conquered the challenge and designed his one-room apartment so fabulously. I probably spent 30 minutes drooling and studying each of the images.

To organize the space, he separated it into 3 main zones, determined by function; living, working and sleeping. All of his belongings seem to have their own place and purpose and don't seem to create any unnecessary clutter.  Take a peek!

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This desk on top of desk idea is genius. When entertaining, Matthew moves the glass saw horse desk into the middle of the room to serve as a dining table. The wooden desk is a family heirloom from his grandfather.

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Beautiful, right? His space is just as practical as it is chic. It actually reminds me a lot of my aunt's NYC apartment - very charming, elegant and efficient. I will have to go for a visit soon and take pictures to share on the blog. (If she doesn't mind, that is)

Head on over to this month's issue of Lonny magazine to see more images of Matthews' stunning studio and other inspiring homes.

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