Ever since living in a 375-foot apartment, I've been hooked on Apartment Therapy's annual Small/Cool contest, garnering ideas on how to best trick out my place. Even though now I'm living in an apartment with a living room that's almost the same size of my place in Paris, I still love pouring over entries--and I still get jealous, because how is it that even the smalled apartments in the US seem to have decent kitchens, while I had a bar fridge and one of those toaster oven things with hotplates on top? (OTOH, I had a balcony with the best view of the city you'd ever get. Seriously.)
Here are a few of my faves from this year's entries:
What a stunning view!
A completely different view but once again I love it~plus there's something about the light that reminds me of my friend Lisa's place in NYC.
This place in Sausalito ranks right up there on the awesomeness scales, and reminds me of a houseboat--which reminded me that I had photos I hadn't shared of my last night in Paris, when Pamela and her husband invited Sophie, Jenny and I to dine on a converted barge on the Seine, near the Bois de Boulogne.
We arrived at the boat on a gloriously balmy late-spring evening and were greeted by a colorful entry way:
I instantly fell in love with the interior, which was a lot bigger than I'd pictured:
Books books books :)
At the opposite end of the top floor was a big office area:
And in between was a good sized kitchen:
We ate dinner out on the deck, of course:
The biggest surprise was the workshop, below where we'd been eating and the opposite end of the bedrooms:
Of course, the best part was spending those precious few final hours with my Paris soul sisters, Sophie and Jenny (and Pamela, whose photo I can't believe I didn't take that night):
What a perfect night it was. Thank you :)