Large Life, Small Space: Size is a Matter of Perspective

After living in a 90-square-foot studio for five years, I remember the first night in my “enormous” 490 square foot apartment I bought. I was sleeping on a fold-out couch the previous tenant left.

Felice chair

I had unpacked all 34 boxes and was exhausted, but excited at the prospect of waking up, ready for the next stage of my journey.

The couch wasn’t comfortable, but I didn’t care. There were no blinds on the kitchen windows and the light from the other buildings and the moon shining above was enough to see around my new home.

Lying there, I couldn’t help but smile. At that moment I thought of last scene from the movie “Working Girl” when Melanie Griffith, having just arrived at her new office, looks around, appreciating not just the space, but what it took to get there.

Gazing at my new view, I understood exactly how she felt.

~Felice Cohen

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You might remember Felice’s viral video of her former 90 square foot space. Felice is a professional organizer and also has a new book, “90 Lessons For Living Large in 90 Square Feet (or More)”

Felicia's former 90 sq. ft. apartment as seen in the video

Felicia’s former 90 sq. ft. apartment as seen in the video

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5 Responses

  1. Wow — this is amazing. Love the simplicity and spare lines.

  2. Sheryl says:

    What pretty space~ I need a way to figure out how to downsize!!

  3. Roxanne says:

    Love that kitchen.

  4. Jane Boursaw says:

    Wow – that is a really beautiful space. I could live there! I like how she utilizes the space in a way where it doesn’t seem the least bit crowded. Everything fits perfectly and looks lovely.

    • Living Large in our Little House says:

      I think it would help greatly to have a professional organizer such as Felice, help with placement in a tiny house. And yes, her space is awesome!