Thursday, August 23, 2007

the little room that could



just a little over 70 sq. ft., facing a lightwell with a closet that is 12 sq. ft., this room needed a lot of help. my previous roommate placed a queen size mattress on a box spring (no frame) that nearly blocked the closet and made the room slightly hellish. now that i've had a summer to tinker, it seems a japanese appreciation for small spaces is needed to make the room inhabitable. my new roommate is arriving tomorrow, and i think we'll pick out some bookshelves and a nightstand together. i also bought picture shelves from ikea so she can display photos and prints (she's writing a dissertation on max beckmann). honestly, there's not much i can do with the room. there are babies directly above and below, and it faces the bathroom. hopefully this will be our last roommate. some days i feel cranky and think i should add to the baby love-fest. can't you imagine three babies screaming their heads off into a single lightwell?

3 comments:

Chelsea said...

I like the colors- the poster, the bed linens, the map. Just how I like a room. Simple, almost empty and clean.

Ten Thousand Only said...

bookshelves and a nightstand will hardly leave the room looking sparse. i think it'll end up being just the right amount of furniture to make the room inviting; plus, if she puts up some great pictures and prints, it'll definitely have that 'complete' feeling. you're such a thoughtful roomie!

e said...

i love how sparse it is right now, but it needs more storage units! some shallow bookshelves and maybe a little stool for a nightstand will hopefully do the trick. what was i thinking when i bought this place? i guess it seemed charming at the time...