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Wyoming is the land of wide open spaces—except for one tiny house, inhabited by five people.
Former interior designer Carmella Rayone relocated to Wyoming from Florida with her husband, a commercial smokejumper pilot. and three boys, in pursuit of what she calls “the great simplicity shift.” In their portable 665-square-foot cabin, she’s managed to include all necessary essentials (kitchen, bath, sleeping quarters) without wasting an inch of precious space.
She blogs about her adventures dwelling in her tiny house at Assortment Blog, where you can read more about how she downsized without sacrificing style.
Finding a room of one’s own in London can be tricky. For most people, it means buying an expensive one bedroom or purchasing a studio and using the price difference to invest in a remodel.
Jennifer Beningfield of Openstudio Architects helped one young homeowner do the latter, transforming this 290-square-foot studio into a multifunctional space. They added an additional 80 feet by creating a sleeping loft, then maximized the space by including sliding walls and folding doors to conceal the kitchen when it’s not in use.
Every inch of the studio was customized for maximum storage and efficiency. Jennifer’s thoughtful design elevated the space from humble studio to a sleek, subtly sophisticated home—the epitome of London style.
Photos: Richard Bryant
Last week we showed you IKEA’s ad for their new PS collection. Now, we’re bringing you a preview of a few designs. This wall shelf ($50) is among our favorites. No screws, no nails—you just lean it up against the wall, making it an ideal shelving unit for design-minded individuals who love to rearrange their interiors. (We’re speaking from experience.)
Other items in the budget-friendly collection include pendant lamps ($70), a storage table made of four different-sized stackable trays ($69), and a corner cabinet ($99). Each piece was designed to be moved around and used in different ways, in large or small spaces. PS 2014 will be released April 1.