You don’t need an app to save images and ideas from your favorite design blogs (though, of course, such an app does exist); still it’s a nice surprise to find excerpts from one of your favorite blogs in one of your favorite magazines. This month Good Housekeeping magazine pulls examples of stylish small-dwelling living from Apartment Therapy (and the recent book “Apartment Therapy’s Big Book of Small, Cool Places”).
Founded by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan and named for his design firm, the website and its companion blog present a steady stream of decorating ideas and projects, peeks into homes across the country and around the world, and a variety of products and items Gillingham-Ryan describes as stuff he comes across, likes for himself or would recommend to clients.
As shown in the magazine piece, the ideas for “living large in a small space”–Good Housekeeping’s headline for the story was too good not to use here–include using color and scale to transform spaces, disguising flaws, and using every inch of the rooms.
Photos offer views of a bright and airy kitchen, an office fitted into a porch-like space or a closet, and a dramatic bedroom. The palettes range from dark and sophisticated to monochromatic cream to vibrantly colorful.