Antique Provencal Charm - A Glamorous (And Tiny) London Studio

Happy Monday everyone! I thought I'd start the week off with a peep into this gorgeous teeny tiny London studio. I was inspired to share these photos from my design file after Katie from Making This Home tweeted last week about this tiddly little apartment in New York - which weighs in (yes, I know I'm mixing my metaphors) at a majestic 14.9 feet x 10 feet. Blimey, that is one small space.

So I checked out the photos, and what struck me was not necessarily the size - but rather how, well, depressing the room is. Small doesn't have to mean dull, people!  

This is ably demonstrated by Rebecca Hill, an antiques dealer who transformed a one-room London bed-sit from a neglected seventies nightmare to a stunning mini Provencal palazzo. Ample proof that with plenty of imagination (and admittedly I suspect rather a lot of dineros in this case), small can be incredibly beautiful. All photos are taken from The Telegraph Magazine.

I adore the use of reclaimed wood - and the storage space created by the window seat:  

Love this carved armoire:

Amazing chandelier:

The bedroom is in a mezzanine:

Fabulous carved mirror:  

Do you like this casa? Could you live here? I've never lived in a studio before (although I have lived in some, ahem, bijou one-bed flats) but I think I could be tempted by this delightful casa.

Back tomorrow with another installment of my DIY Kitchen Survival Guide - this time I'm looking at how to DIY a kitchen design and layout. Au revoir!

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