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Small space in the Big Apple

Thanks to Style at Home, we can see how  New York-based Canadian designer Brendan Kwinter-Schwartz re-made pilot Kerry Dempsey’s 680 square foot Manhattan loft into a sleek but comfortable home.

What’s not to love?

manhattan-loft-grandest-spaceEspecially those saucer pendant lights and the cowhide-as-area rug on hardwood.  Armless slipper chairs are versatile yet take up less visual space.

manhattan-loft-classicBut don’t plan on installing those light-as-air stairs unless you want to become BFFs with members of the board of variance.  As far as I know, in Vancouver you are not allowed spaces between stairs large enough for a baby’s head to fit through (about 4″ or 10cm).

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Starting the adventure of building a laneway house in the real-estate jungle of Vancouver, BC

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