Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Living Large in a Small Space












I'd be willing to live within a postage stamp size footprint for a view like that, wouldn't you? If you need a little more convincing, what if I told you the expansive rooftop vistas were of Rome. This attic nest is the home of artist Ursula Franco and is indeed perched above the city centre of Rome. It's instantly evident that an artistic soul resides within these walls. I love the carefree mix of elements, the explosion of color and beautiful forms, treasures in every nook and cranny, a delicious bohemian stew. I imagine, at night, perhaps all lit up by candlelight, this place must be magical.

If you're in the mood for a little more small space magic, check out Maria's great post on this beautiful and simple Swedish apartment. And I know we all remember Zach Motl's fabulous take on small living in the big apple. But just in case you need a refresher, check it out here.

{images via the fabulous Mandarine d'Italie courtesy of photographer Adriano Brusaferri}
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10 comments:

paula said...

that bath sink and faucet are stunning.

Naomi said...

crystal chandeliers + metal lanterns = happy Naomi!

susie q said...

Love these photos. And rooftops of Rome? Oh yes please.

Raina Cox said...

The happiest I ever was in a home (besides my current house) was in a 500 sq ft studio in a high rise in downtown Indianapolis. I was on the 19th floor and had a view of forever.

Thanks for taking me back!

The Shiny Pebble said...

Acquired treasures... I bet every item has a story. this place has a soul.

Pinecone Camp said...

So gorgeous! I can't imagine having a view like that. Magical. The house is pretty fantastic too. Great post.

DREAMER'S DEN said...

interesting -- i had no idea that was all the same house!!
....and that bathroom is heavenly.

ursula said...

thank you its my house love ursula

nkp said...

Thank YOU Ursula for sharing your beautiful home! It really is a special place and must be amazing to see in person. I'm so glad you stopped by! Welcome!

-nelya

ursula said...

you are welcome when you came here in rome