Gilded NYC space wins Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool 2013 contest

Apartment Therapy Small Cool spaces

Apartment Therapy has named the winners of its annual Small Cool contest, calling out some of the best decorated tiny abodes in the U.S. and beyond.

The contest provides a great peak into how other people live in their small homes, from furniture layouts to accessories and the general feel of the spaces.  Some are airy, some cramped, mostly all are unique.

This year’s winner is a glamorous 340-square-foot New York City apartment decorated in shades of brown with gold accents.  Dubbed  “Garrett’s Everything Every Day” home, it makes use of a mirrored Murphy bed to open up the space.  You can see the complete entry here.

“It feels really manageable for a young person living in the city,” Garrett wrote in his entry to “I get to see and use everything that I love every day; nothing is shut away in an unused space.”

The international winner was Carmen’s Small Space in Singapore, a 570-square foot loft that incorporates a hanging library.  With lots of natural light and creative design features, it oozes personality.

A personal favorite is “Julia’s Cabin in the Hills.”  At 415 square feet, this 1920s hunting cabin in the hills of Los Angeles offers lots of light with a minimalist style and classic wood floors.  And check out the period-style fridge in the kitchen

If you need more small-space inspiration, there are plenty more Small Cool entries on the Apartment Therapy website to browse.  Have a favorite small space of your own?  Share the link in the comments below!





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