Common wisdom dictates that you can’t “have it all.” When it comes to nailing down a rental to live in, this is most certainly the case. One must often sacrifice prime location for spacious accommodation, and vice versa. For Kathleen Griffin, a home stylist from west elm San Diego, finding a space that was central and had a good view meant making some serious concessions in terms of space. Her apartment, housed in a converted 1920s hotel, boasts views of palm trees, downtown, and the nearby harbor. It’s also less than 200 square feet.
Despite its postage stamp footprint, Kathleen has been able to fit a stunning amount into her studio apartment. A sectional converts to a queen-sized bed at night; collections of vintage suitcases act as charming decor and creative storage. While her living space is definitely short on space, it has no shortage of style. Check out all of the photos, plus some of Kathleen’s ingenious space-saving tips below!
Kathleen combines the pieces of her Tillary Sectional to create a queen-sized bed at night.
An old filing cabinet provides storage and acts as a surface for prints and photographs.