While we live in typical expat mega-structure style over here in Jakarta (it's virtually impossible not to),
I think a lot about our move back to Sydney at the beginning of next year. We won't move into the part-owner of my heart straight away. We'll instead move back to the city first. With five of us it will be tight, but we will make it work. While I am usually drawn to pictures of big beautiful rambling gardens and old country homes, I still keep one eye on small spaces and compact living.
I really love this clever use of space above. Unless you are really lucky, it seems you have to make a choice between small and compact near the city or big and airy in the suburbs.
For lots of reasons, we will choose the city.
Loving this almost invisible clever storage.
The top one has that lovely warm honey injection of mid century wood. In an otherwise stark white setting
it creates such a lovely ambiance. While of course I love form to follow function, in small spaces first and foremost, it's got to be practical. The crazy impractical stuff (like my 2 glorious and very old Chinese printing cabinets - the ones that can't actually hold anything except for small Chinese printing blocks!) might fit happily in the country but sadly not in the city.
bike rack via here
brilliant via here
I love how this pretty storage area doubles as a display for one of my
favourite ornaments - babushka dolls!
Why not display what you love somewhere you will see it everyday!
And now for something completely different: what about this revelation from Martha Stewart!
She teaches a simple trick: to store a sheet set in each set's respective pillow slip.
How cool is that! Maybe sad that I find it cool but I struggle with a mismatched linen cupboard
usually in complete disarray. At least this will introduce some method in our soon- to-be small home.