Tiny Spaces: An SF Couple’s Stylish Loft Studio
Last week in our Tiny Spaces video series, we took you to an adorable personality-filled San Francisco studio. Next up, were sticking around SF to get some small-space living inspo from Nicole and Donnie Wang and their stylish 537-square-foot studio. Tour their tiny loft to see how they have blended styles, art *and* closet space — not to mention, added tons of hidden storage and transforming furniture. Check out Donnie and Nicole’s modern and minimalist space below, and be sure to head to our Tiny Spaces page to see the rest of the series.
Instead of settling for the usual space-sucking studio floor plan (tiny studio, big closet), Donnie and Nicole designed their own loft. By tearing down the closet (gasp!), they were able to build their own personalized storage/living/dining/sleeping/work space. And not only does it look good, but it is uber functional and ready to accommodate everything from overnight guests to a dinner party.
Besides having their entertaining bases covered, Donnie and Nicole have hidden storage on lock. Donnie built Nicole a wall-length closet to keep all of her shoes (seriously, just look at that collection!), clothes, bits and baubles organized. The giant mirror doors serve a dual purpose for getting ready and opening up the tiny space.
The best part about Nicole and Donnie’s studio has to be all the transforming furniture built into and around their loft. They added a murphy bed so guests have a place to stay or just in case they need an afternoon nap zone. Instead of letting their low square footage hinder their table space, they use a store-away folding dining table for weeknight meals or afternoon work sessions. Who knew so many living spaces could fit into one tiny loft?
Nicole and Donnie even have their Netflix binge time figured out. Talk about a multi-purpose space all around!
Whether you’re looking to build your own personalized loft or just want to see how Donnie and Nicole managed to fit so much stuff and living areas into one tiny space, the video below will inspire you to gut your entire apartment and get to woodworking.