Soulful Spaces: New York Studio Apartment

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soulful spaces, small apartment, interior styling, maximalism, New York studio

Today I want to share more soulful spaces with you (more soulful spaces here). I spotted this home story on Lonny and felt inspired from the very first moment. Personal spaces always catch my eye. I draw inspiration from the display of personal items and a non-conformist approach to interior styling. Moreover, this is a rather small studio apartment that breaks typical small-space rules. Even more interesting!

soulful spaces, small apartment, interior styling, maximalism, New York studio

soulful spaces, small apartment, interior styling, maximalism, New York studio

soulful spaces, small apartment, interior styling, maximalism, New York studio

soulful spaces, small apartment, interior styling, maximalism, New York studio

The charming New York City studio is the realm of design aficionados Ann Stephenson and Lori Scacco. When they moved in more than 14 years ago, they tried to obey to the common small-space rules. Sleek furniture with efficient and discreet storing spaces, small tables, chairs and so on. They kept the home decor minimalistic and achieved one thing: a lifeless space that did not show their personalities. That’s when they decided that small-space rules were not for them. And they went back to maximalism.

soulful spaces, small apartment, interior styling, maximalism, New York studio

soulful spaces, small apartment, interior styling, maximalism, New York studio

soulful spaces, small apartment, interior styling, maximalism, New York studio

Filling their 35 square meters studio with personal items brought the soul back to the space. Inherited furniture pieces, a personal art collection, piles of books, items from their upstate farmhouse – all these contributed to their personal and soulful home. Now they say they live among items that have a strong connection to them and a sense of history. And that’s the magic when it comes to interior styling. Let your personality and intuition define the space not the rules. Live your style. And create your own soulful spaces.

soulful spaces, small apartment, interior styling, maximalism, New York studio

soulful spaces, small apartment, interior styling, maximalism, New York studio

This studio truly inspires me. My home has a similar size and I think I will steal a few styling ideas from this New York City studio. Especiall the idea to use stacks of books for nice props and personal decor items. Hop over to Lonny to see the full home tour and read the full interview. Happy styling!

Photography by Genevieve Garruppo, prop styling by Kaylei McGaw. Via Lonny.

 

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  • Reply Tom Field June 24, 2017 at 11:56

    Thanks Igor, and you’re absolutely right about the merits of a non-conformist approach. Also, like many of the other items shown, the old furniture within the apartment has so much character. Not always quick and easy to find such pieces, but well worth committing the time to searching, as they can be things that you’ll then want to keep for life.

    • Reply Igor June 26, 2017 at 10:46

      That’s true Tom. But creating a personal home takes time in general. I alwas warn people to not fill up their new homes in a day. The result can not be satisfying.

      • Reply Tom Field July 2, 2017 at 10:24

        You’re absolutely right Igor – ‘spend in haste, repent in leisure’, as they say.

        • Reply Igor July 3, 2017 at 09:06

          That’s it!!! Great saying:-)

  • Reply Juliana June 24, 2017 at 15:33

    Dear Igor!
    I’m following your blog since last year spring and it has always been an inspiration! What I love most about your approach is that you encourage people to be all about their style! It’s so important not to follow the rules, but to create your own soulful sacred place!

    • Reply Igor June 26, 2017 at 10:43

      Thank you Juliana! Such a feedback means a lot! It is my belief that the best and most beautiful homes are those created with the soul and personality of their inhabitants. Not a style home according to glossy magazines. But a home that tells the story of who lives in it. Thanks for following along Juliana!

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