Normally HGTV “design” makes me sad.
But I still watch it, like, all day every day- esp since I have put myself on semi-bedrest to avoid the heat.
Recently though, I saw an episode of Dear Genevieve that was actually kind of great.
Genevieve redid this teensy teensy tiny crash pad used by two designers on her team, who although they are based in Philadelphia, have found themselves in New York more and more through their work with her. And their digs were pretty sadsville USA before.
There were some not so brills things though, or rather things I would have done differently.
Which is dumb because 1. They have to move the bar over to pull it out since the murphy bed extended width wise takes up the entire width of the apartment. Which is too much work and a stupid use of space.
I would have instead put a pull out couch in front of the windows where the dining table is, so that way it extends into the larger length dimension of the apartment. Plus I know its just a crash pad, but they gots nowhere to sit and chill. The dining table I would move to where the murphy bed is. It would only protrude a bit wider than the uplocked murphy bed does, and you wouldn’t have to move the table or the bar to pull out the couch. I also probably would try to find a dining table with two fold down leaves, so that it would be narrow seating for two pushed against the wall most of the time, but could be pulled out into the middle of the room to seat four if they wanted to be festive.
Like that, but prettier.
Overall though, really lovely, right? Super inspiring, I would think, for all of you small space dwellers.
Like this. Foul.