Perfectly Petite

A couple of weeks ago, a good friend of mine living in New York City, asked me for some advice on decorating her small SoHo apartment. As many of you have heard me say here before, a space does not have to be large to be effective. In fact, I prefer a small space since it can make a bigger impact. While I have done posts on small jewel box spaces before, this apartment by interior designer Lilly Bunn caught my eye. Her ability to be bold, fresh, and playful while designing this petite space is truly remarkable.

This apartment by Lilly Bunn was photographed by Maura McEvoy in House Beautiful.

Phillip Jeffries Jute wallpaper by Lilly Bunn in House Beautiful

A jewel tone and feminine ambience in this entry covered in Phillip Jefferies jute wallpaper.

Living room of Manhattan Apartment by House Beautiful

The dark chocolate colored walls are effective in showcasing the white curtains and accents. Bunn notes that sometimes if a space is dark, you just have to embrace it.

Dining area by Lilly Bunn in House Beautiful

A bar tray sits to the side of this acrylic table in the living room. I also live in a small space, and I must admit I use my dining table as a display of coffee table books. Why bother making it the focal point?   Just make it a fun accessory!

Kitchen by Lilly Bunn in House Beautiful

A window shade of black and white fabric, as well as a pop of blue and white, brighten this small kitchen.

Manhattan Bedroom by Lilly Bunn in House Beautiful

I adore the use of green lamps in this bedroom of luxe blue and white Matouk linens. Green, Blue, and White- a phenomenal combination!

Bedroom chair by Lilly Bunn in House Beautiful

The softer blue and white print shades tie the room together, while the vibrant orange print pillows add an element of the unexpected.