I find nothing more inspiring that real life style achieved on a realistic, or more modest budget. Of course it would be easy enough to make a space spectacular with a huge budget for knockout furniture pieces, or customized built ins, but for most of us, that's not what we have to work with. Life on a real life budget requires you to be a little more clever. I was so impressed when I first saw Matt and Megan's apartment in Queens on A Cup of Jo, it feels bright and expansive in spite of still being a small space and packs alot of style with carefully selected pieces and alot of clever planning and placement.
There's a strong retro vibe in the space, but it still feels very contemporary with clean lines and a soft neutral palette.
Little details are well-edited and not over accessorized, which prevents the space from feeling cluttered or cramped.
This bathroom is just dreamy - and such a clever use of space! Despite a very small footprint, it still manages to feel airy and spacious due to the open shower and the frosted glass wall.
Despite being fairly neutral, the decor is not at all boring - the couple have a beautiful art collection on display with many pieces by personal friends. (Plus one very cute pup who would make any apartment more inviting!)
The couple shares the apartment with their twin girls, who share a nursery - and initially even shared the crib :). Love the charming little gallery wall above the crib and the bold patterned rug in this tranquil space.