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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Living Large In Small Spaces - Cozy Live-Work Studio in Sydney

A studio rental that doubles as a work space is this week's Living Large In Small Spaces feature.


Bellevue Hill Studio
Photo by Sushiiphoto - Search shabby-chic style home design design ideas



Welcome to the ninety-third post in the series
"Living Large in Small Spaces".


Located in the Sydney, Australia suburb of Bellevue Hill, this charming live-work space is private and hidden behind the main house on the property.

Bellevue Hill Studio




The 538 sq ft studio, rented by interior designer Jane Brown, is serene and inviting. A beautiful wooden door (which leads to the bathroom) adds interest and warmth to the space.


Bellevue Hill Studio





I've mentioned before how the placement of mirrors in a small area can make a room look bigger than it is. Throughout the studio Brown has artfully done this.


Bellevue Hill Studio


Huge sliding doors bring the outdoors in, making it feel as if the living space is one with the garden. The terracotta floor tiles enhance this notion. 


Bellevue Hill Studio





Bellevue Hill Studio



A comfy chair placed near the window provides a lovely place to read.


Bellevue Hill Studio




The gallery wall helps to define the living "room". 


Bellevue Hill Studio



An avid reader, Brown created a bookshelf by arranging books by height and stacking them with a glass panel between each layer. The dining table doubles as a reading desk.


Bellevue Hill Studio





Bellevue Hill Studio


Brown combined three individual furniture pieces to create a hutch that gives her additional storage space and acts as a wall, separating the living area from the kitchen. She's made good use of the space under the hutch for books.


Bellevue Hill Studio



Although this is a minimal space, it's anything but sterile. 



Bellevue Hill Studio



Cherished personal items bring accent color into the all white space.


Bellevue Hill Studio



The laundry is part of the bathroom. Vertical stacking optimizes storage.


Bellevue Hill Studio



Bellevue Hill Studio







Bellevue Hill Studio



Instead of completely blocking the view from the backyard, a semiopaque screen allows the tree outside to cast its shadow, creating a natural artwork on the walls. 



Bellevue Hill Studio



Brown made this shelf, hanging on the back of the bathroom door, by using a second hand mantelpiece. This is where she puts on her makeup.


Bellevue Hill Studio



This spot outside the kitchen is used for outdoor dining, as well as client meetings.


Bellevue Hill Studio




Brown shares the pretty backyard with the owners of the house in front of her studio.


Bellevue Hill Studio


Cozy, tranquil and thoughtfully furnished. This is truly a small space that lives large.


Source: Houzz
Photograher: Sushiiphoto


Join me next Saturday for another post 
in the special series

Living Large in Small Spaces

See more home tours in the 
Living Large In Small Spaces Series here.


23 comments:

  1. I like this one, Nancy! So much to see in such a small space! Found the shower charming....

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  2. Absolutely love this and so many neat decorating ideas from all the places you've shared.

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  3. A sweet little space hidden away from the busy world. I'm sure that the landlords are happy with her as a renter, most people I think would have a hard time organizing that much stuff in that small of a space and keeping it tidy and comfortable. She has made the space airy and bright.

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  4. What a cute space. With all white I think it feels bigger than it actually is...and what a great renter she would be to take care of the place like that. I love this series you do and often think I could live in the places you feature.
    Have a blessed Saturday- xo Diana

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  5. Now theres an idea, creating a hutch with different pieces! Would have never thought of that. ☺

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  6. Oh Nancy love love love!!!! Seriously love! This place is serene and so cozy. You know I love all the white!!! Beautiful little cozy cottage to live. Really liked this one this week. So cute.
    Kris

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  7. I absolutely love this space. All the white with the pops of color is so dreamy! Thank You!

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  8. One of my favorite places that you have shared with us. I love it. My little home is just a tad larger. This space is so pretty and inspiring and I thank you for all of the time it takes you to research and put one of these posts together.

    Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady

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  9. So charming, Nancy! And by viewing these photos, I can see how vintage, unpainted wood with a hint of orange CAN look good with white. I am currently wanting to paint my kitchen walls white, but my husband doesn't want to paint the old wood on the cabinets. But I can see with just the right touch, the two tones can live together!

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  10. Wow what a bright little cottage that could have been dark and dreary. Love the terracotta floors with the white. Happy Sunday my friend. Debbie

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  11. The simple white interior is the perfect backdrop for art in this cottage. She has made use of every square inch and yet it doesn't seem crowded. I love the big doors that let so much light into the space! And the single rose perched on the window shelf is all the color that the kitchen needs. Sweet! Thanks for another tour, Nancy!

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  12. I really love this little Cottage/studio. It's full of books, so I'd feel right at home!

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  13. First of all, this is just lovely! (And I love your banner, too.)

    And thanks for helping Lynne out with her photo. I tried but you did much better -- I can hardly tell there was ever an issue. Isn't the blog world great? We all seem to work and help each other!

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  14. The white with the colorful art makes this such a charming, warm space.
    Love her Bits and Pieces that she has created like the hutch . . .
    And the glass shelfing for books . . .
    I would love a studio space separate from our home . . .
    This one is lovely . . .

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  15. I've talked about my home being a Live-Work Space!
    I love the term because it expresses how one lives soulfully within their space.
    My home often acts as an artist studio that inspires me in all I create.

    This cottage 538 sq ft is adorable and what makes it feel so open is the bank of Windows and the white on white. This small cottage has all the needs and wants one needs or should want. Cozy comfort.

    Xx
    Dore

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  16. I could be very happy in such an efficient yet aesthetically pleasing space!

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  17. This is adorable, I would be very happy staying here.

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  18. They must be brave, hiring out such a white space. I like it. It is light and airy and there are many interesting things to look at.
    Amalia
    xo

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  19. Oh my, that lovely large patio door off the bedroom, what a concept, truly bringing the outside in! I also love how she combined the dresser and a shelf and mirror to make her own hutch! Another beautiful share Nancy!

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