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How to fit everything at 36 meters: a small interior Bethany

This girl managed to turn her littlehouse in a real storehouse of interesting experiments with storage systems. She squeezed out a maximum of 36 square meters, creating a real atmosphere in the house of the 50s of last century, Bethany Clayton - a cheerful girl who loves animals, designs wooden furniture, dreams of opening a shelter for dogs and cats. And she also has a companion - energetic dog Elle. Together they live in a small house, which is located in the city of Durham, in North Carolina. Their dwelling occupies only 36 square meters - modestly for an apartment, and what can we say about the house. This circumstance has tested the girl on ingenuity. It turned out that in such a small area you can accommodate more storage systems than in a solid house. In the course went the most interesting ideas - housekeeper underwindowsill, hinged open shelves, hooks on the doors, use of mini-niches and even places under the ceiling. The shortage of square meters was made from a simple girl of the present inventor. Bethany Clayton, the hostess of the house: - When you have a big house with spacious rooms, you do not really think about where to put things or put some pieces of furniture. But another thing, when you stay yourself on yourself with a limited space. I did not despair and began to adapt for storage of things, even those places that would not have been noticed before. For example, I made small shelves right next to the window frame in the kitchen. It was not difficult for me, because I really like to make furniture. And I also thought, why not make a window sill on top of a window, and not from below, as it is customary? So I freed the place at the window for reading, as this is my second passion after making furniture. This apartment is furnished with lots of vintage things -starting with an armchair and suitcases, ending with lamps and posters in the style of the 50's. There is an impression that nothing has changed since that time. The girl chose this apartment partly because of these items with a history that she got from previous owners. Bethany Clayton, the hostess of the house: - They have not lived here for a long time - they moved to Europe. People came here sometimes to visit relatives in America. Therefore, all vintage things are very well preserved and got to me completely free. Joy there was no limit! I'm crazy about the 50's, considering that there were such things, and I'm not indifferent to this time, I decided to support retro-style in the whole interior. To this end, I purchased on a local home sale excellent, in my opinion, vintage suitcases and a few second-hand fixtures. The interior looks quite simple and modest,but it is filled with such a welcoming atmosphere that you want to still look at the details of its design. It is felt that Bethany is the real mistress, who lovingly treats her small but cozy nest. Bethany Clayton, the landlady of the house: - I fell in love with this house from the first glance. I found an advertisement about his sale on one of the local real estate sites. For the price, I could not afford anything more, but when I moved here, I realized it was mine! I wanted to give this house its own character, to make it cozy and interesting. Because at first he reminded me of a frozen frame from a retro movie - lifeless and long faded. For this, Bethany got rid of the brown wallpaper,which once were covered with these walls and painted them in white. So she killed several rabbits at once - made the interior more airy, spacious and not heavier. The girl decided to add the kitchen to the wood for additional comfort, and accentuated in the form of yellow dishes create a sunny mood. Covers for furniture, potholders, pillows and otherstextile accessories. This is another Bethany enthusiasm. But the curtains did not sew on the windows, it really hurt the extra heat of the sun. Where, you ask, is the dog Elle also placed? It turns out that he is in the living room. Here he sleeps on the couch, which explains the cover of a simple cloth, which is easy to change and wash. And at last one more secret of a happy lifeBethany in this house - there is a small utility room near it. His girlfriend has adapted to her workshop, so she can now fully create, as they say, without leaving home!

What you should pay attention to in this interior:

Use every place wisely

Bethany, in her own example, showed howUse your mind wisely. So do not sit back, if you have a catastrophic lack of storage. Adapt for this you can even cardboard boxes, old baskets, plastic boxes, hinged shelves and racks with open compartments.

The atmosphere of the 50's

The girl managed to maintain the atmosphere of the 50'swith the help of vintage suitcases. Great reception! And besides, they can also store things in them. Find them is not so hard. On any flea market there is a couple of excellent specimens. Sometimes these handsome men are simply thrown out as useless. So ask around with your friends, maybe someone is just planning to get rid of the suitcase.

White color

White always looks good. And that's what Bethany could prove to us. Not for nothing designers often use it and recommend to use it on small spaces. intentionallysmall.com

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