Studio Apartment Tour: Chicago

I have a great studio apartment tour for you today! Introducing Sing’s Chicago Studio, or as she calls it, “Sing’s Suite.” She arranged it similarly to a hotel suite, thus the nickname, and it really does look like a perfect little hotel suite. Now on to the tour…
The living room is bright, airy and adorable. I love the neutral bases with pops of color and pattern. Everything is so organized and clean- I definitely need to do a cleaning out/organizing session with the goals of it looking like this ūüôā
IMG_0022IMG_0050IMG_0021Love a good bar cart ūüôā¬†IMG_0039¬†The little dining area is perfect for eating as well as extra seating and surface space.¬†IMG_0028 IMG_0029¬†Moving over to the bedroom area: This zone is also so wonderfully styled and everything has it’s own place.¬†IMG_0054IMG_0035¬†The color ¬†palette ties in with the rest of the space well but is distinct enough to separate into the ‘bedroom zone’IMG_0042IMG_0067Can’t go wrong with all of the lovely gold and brass accents on the desk!¬†¬†¬†IMG_0041¬†And the kitchen has a cute little pass through to the main living area and keeps the space full of natural light, while also providing a nice spot for a meal with this stool tucked in.¬†IMG_0043¬†Moving over to the closet area: such effective use of space and crazy-amazing organizing skills! ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†IMG_0047 IMG_0061¬†I love this little jewelry and accessories corner- and the patterned shelf liners make it look so fun and luxurious.IMG_0065¬†Lastly, this little hallway spot is a perfect area for shoe storage and it looks so organized and pulled together so it’s perfectly fine to leave items like this in the open. Sing says she has quite a large shoe collection, so she uses this spot to keep the current in-season ones stored, and has the rest tucked away in the closet.
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Thanks so much to Sing for letting me feature your gorgeous studio! All photos by Sing, check out her blog here.
Do you have an¬†apartment you want featured on Studio Style Blog? I‚Äôm now opening submissions¬†for both studio apartments and one bedroom apartments. Please email studiostyleblog@gmail.com with 5-7 photos (both wide shots and close ups) of your space with the subject line ‚ÄúApartment Tour‚ÄĚ for consideration.

Studio Apartment Tour: Chicago

I have a gorgeous studio apartment for you on this lovely Friday! Marissa has decorated and styled her 400 sq ft Chicago apartment in such a smart, chic way and I can’t wait for you to see the rest. She’s currently getting her master’s in interior design, so it’s no surprise that her place is a reflection of her excellent style. Onto the tour!

She’s thoughtfully divided the space into several different zones: living room, bedroom, office, kitchen, etc. Let’s start off in the living room area.¬†zx5MEQZSsnUOr9uz15Rt2yv_H8rEkGIFLAAoB8y5XMsThe cabinet provides great bar storage and functions as a media stand on top. The cute green accent chairs are great for extra seating but don’t take up too much space.¬†A-lhlC-_Q06Iq7nw36SZrqz2He_xgQEEVCJbL5zrgAsThe sleek couch is a perfect size for this small space, and she noted that the chic little ottomans have collapsible legs so they can be stored underneath the couch if extra floor space is needed.They function well as a coffee table or place to eat when you add a tray on top¬†and can provide a place to prop your feet up or for additional seating as well.¬†e9E6WWEnONzhJ0j9APUVRjV2ZBW8O2ker59YcTPwsEU2ZRkA19CekC3ouzkSlY_zuCj-s2oUYIfE6hCpskz2uQThe storage shelving behind the couch and near the bed area is great for both function and style.¬†It’s a perfect example of how you can ‘display’ many of your items rather than needing a big bulky cabinet to hide them away. With a bit of styling, they act as an integral part of the decor and keep the space looking light and uncluttered.¬†e1f-ckk1sWQtcMo0UE9QOl9Rtnv-VkUn_84LQRqg2GIThis little hidden office area might be my favorite part of the apartment. It’s neatly tucked in behind the shelving and the chair and desk still coordinate with the decor in the rest of the space.¬†8RHFtqhEeJBsu1qQKefN4GBz_VqeOLXRq0g0VbnnaxgThe bedroom area is adjacent and looks so elegant with the art and huge windows (with what looks like an amazing view), almost hotel-like! And she has hidden storage in plastic bins under the bed. An ideal spot for items not used as often and kept out of sight to keep the apartment looking amazing.FTHF2KLhm9wlGlRCiLD5n8MBQOTlIsAv2ZJYY-HPzLMI actually have very similar (smaller) framed prints of the same series of Italy art. Great minds think alike, apparently ūüôā They function as a makeshift headboard and statement piece above the bed.¬†_QpNCIOxz5f6orrHf4qx0MHSLLCefKzh352MVDqslgEAnother stylish vignette on the nightstand. Adding a basket underneath is great for concealed storage while still looking tidy. And you can’t go wrong with fresh sunflowers!¬†wjOJR3m-DJR_eW3yRYi8Bosi50VsHrVW6gaKY2ATe7AMoving on to the bathroom, Bright colors and fun patterns give this tiny space visual interest without being too busy.

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She also has a small closet and a walk-in closet (not pictured) that provides tons of storage for clothing and other necessities.

The kitchen is small but functional and keeping some items out on display is a good space-saving trick if you don’t have enough cabinet storage. IE: the little tea kettle on the stove.WQXesmYzp85KNExg8Pa8YeyS3-UjnJ33Hlz7EX_1Se4This storage solution outside the kitchen is so great for small spaces and this piece is definitely multi-functional. It’s perfect for additional storage for small kitchens and this leaf can be pulled out for meal prep, and as a makeshift table top when needed.¬†NXWBwLpaEx-Q41WZXD3ZqlaRrkdlsNe4rwFny3K4xlQ

And when the leaf goes back down, it hides some of the appliances and looks like a cute little coffee bar! The mirror also helps to make the space appear larger.
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Thanks to Marissa for letting me feature your space! All photos by Marissa, follow her instagram here.

Do you have an¬†apartment you want featured on Studio Style Blog? I‚Äôm now opening submissions¬†for both studio apartments and one bedroom apartments. Please email studiostyleblog@gmail.com with 5-7 photos (both wide shots and close ups) of your space with the subject line ‚ÄúApartment Tour‚ÄĚ for consideration.