6.22.2010

House Tour Inpsiration: Alcove Studio

I keep getting inspired from Apartment Therapy's house tours lately! Last week, they revisited a 285 square foot San Francisco studio apartment located in Lower Nob Hill. I love the simplicity about this space.

I was also inspired by what the owner, Natalie, had to say about decorating her space. She said that she "was inspired by the architecture and original elements of the studio and sought to draw attention to the beautiful alcove, mouldings, hardwood floors, radiator and claw foot tub. I wanted the furnishings and décor to flow seamlessly from the building’s character and charm while adding modern touches along the way."



Loving these old-fashion prints!


A lovely area rug. And isn't this coffee table storage space great?!



Love everything about this!

I haven't come across too many apartments with architectural elements, such as a niche like this!

This studio just goes to show, sometimes the smallest spaces are the cutest!

31 comments:

Debby said...

Love the tucked away daybed!! What a lovely little spot for naps. xo

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I love AT's house tours! I noticed this one as well. The living room is so cute!! And then there's the amazing little bed nook. What a great way to maximize space. Thanks for posting these.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

That dreamy bed room is divine! The black frames, gorgeous, oh wait, I have those too on my wall .^_^.
Do have a happy lovely happy lovely day. xx

Café Bellini said...

That bedroom area is magical! And I want a white sofa someday - I'll have to wait until my son's grown out of his 'creative colouring' (= drawing everywhere) phase!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Awww!! Everything is cute!!!!! I absolutely love the little niche!!!! Her apartment is so clean and crisp. Love it! :)

A Casa da Vá said...

I used to live in a studio and it was really adorable... I think it forces you to be creative and think outside of the box...

Valerie said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! I love all the black and white. Can I live there?

xo
Valerie

this free bird said...

i seriously wish one of these amazing people would drop by my place and give a few pointers.

the space in this post is so amazing. it's well laid out, tasteful and just pretty. you want to be there.

i agree with you - small spaces are oftentimes the best - maybe b/c it's not as overwhelming? i guess it could go both ways...

i like this post a lot.

christine said...

285sq ft!!! That is impressive, that girl has skills! This space looks amazing, I love that little bed nook!

Andrea said...

I love the bed tucked away in to the wall. Its perfect!

Diana Mieczan said...

It really does...I adore the old-fashion prints and that bed is breathtaking!
Great find, sweetie:)
Kisses and have a fun day:)
Muah

Smita said...

That's really darling. Love the kitchen counter and that coffee table!
Thank you for your comment on my blog :)

All things nice... said...

Very pretty and cosy, love the bed area, it is so elegant but simple too. Thanks for sharing

All things nice...

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow that puts me to utter shame! I think I'm so limited by my space and my apartment is 2 1/2 times the size of this one. It's gorgeous!

Jen said...

I love that photo display. Usually you see pictures bumped up against each other, not the rectangular shape like it's shows above. Very cool!

Taj Acosta said...

I love the black and white touches throughout. My kind of place! xoxo

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, I missed this one! She did such a great job, love it! Thanks for sharing, I wouldn't have found this on my own! XO!

Marcie said...

LOVE! I love the colors, the textures, everything! How awesome is the bed space?

Excellent post!
Marcie

Hannah said...

gorgeous, the decor is very chic


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xx

Paper Tree Design said...

What a beautiful home. Thanks for posting such inspiring images. Michelle

Janette said...

What a gorgeous home, it's right up my ally! Thanks for sharing!
Jxx

Dustjacket Attic said...

What a gorgeous place, decor is really interesting and so beautiful.
xoxo

koralee said...

Love this too..pure inspiration..I adore black and white..you made me a very happy girl today. hugs. xoxo

Cornflake said...

Just goes to show size doesn't matter (along with budget) it's what you do with it that counts! Love it, such an inspiring apartment thanks for sharing!

Flick, said...

It's gorgeous.. I love the mix of modern with traditional! The subtle colours and varied patterns really work together too.. stunning
:) Flick

Hazel said...

Love the home it is adorable, love the little niche with the orange ornate frame! Love how she continued a similar patterned fabric throughout the apartment... stopping it from looking to busy! I just all around LOVE IT!!

:) Hazel

Indie.Tea said...

What a pretty space! I want to live in Nob Hill, or Telegraph Hill, or Russian Hill...one of those hills :-)
I saw your previous is about Miette: love them!
Re your comment: I am completely obsessed with tea too. Do you like Samovar Tea Lounge?

Indie.Tea said...

I love the "hills" in SF (Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Telegraph Hill) and want to live in
Re your previous comment: I love tea too! I'm presuming you live in SF (based on your earlier post about Miette)...do you like Samovar Tea Lounge?

this free bird said...

oh!! please check out felicity! you.will.LOVE - it is chock full of life lesson one liners that linger in your mind for days. i'm about to have a bath and pop in a dvd this evening. xo

Amanda said...

What a lovely home - I like the way it's been decorated. There's a little award for you over at my blog to collect x

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

AH, I adore that first picture; so elegant, light and exquisite. The perfect drawing room;-)