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Small Space Inspiration: Jacqueline's Sweet & Sophisticated Studio


I love when eclectic meets chic and modern meets feminine – especially in a small space. Creamy whites, eclectic art, pretty furniture, and a ghost chair come together with clean lines, color coordinated books, and lots of personality in blogger Jacqueline's Manhattan studio that I found on today.



A crisp white Expedit shelving unit separates the living room area from the bedroom, allowing for storage space while still letting sunlight filter through. I love that the books are color coordinated and that they don't end there – favorite reads gather on the white coffee table. An eclectic mix of artwork adds personality to the wall behind the sofa. Oh, and you know I'm a sucker for ghost chairs! (Someday, someday... a ghost chair will be mine.)


Here's a closer look at some of the coffee table books. The Perfectly Imperfect Home is one of my personal faves. 



While it may be easy to overload a bookshelf (especially the cubbies of an Expedit unit), Jacqueline kept some cubicles minimal. The result: light shining through plus the items in those more sparse squares really shine for what they are: pretty patterned and colored books, a twig-wrapped vase, a beautiful wooden box.


Light, airy, and just enough feminine, Jacqueline's bedroom is simple and sweet yet sophisticated. 


At the other end of her sleeping space you'll find more books and a balancing splash of black in the form of a vanity. I love how the modern wire chair contrasts with the antiqued vanity surface. Lovely juxtaposition. 


Back in the living room, the small space is fitted for utmost functionality. The television sits on a large buffet with plenty of drawers for storing anything from clothing to clutter. A secretary desk allows for a workspace to be cleverly tucked away when company is over. 

Head over to the original post My Houzz: Sweet Sophistication for a Manhattan Studio to see more photos and all the inspiration behind Jacqueline's small space – or check out her blog York Avenue for even more loveliness. 


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