Inside a Micro-Apartment That's Packed With Small-Space Decorating Ideas

Updated 04/24/19

When architect Graham Hill was faced with the challenge of gut renovating then decorating a 350-square-foot apartment, he didn't groan or stress as many New Yorkers would—he jumped at the opportunity to get creative. The founder of LifeEdited, a website dedicated to small-space design, minimalism, and eco-friendly living, completely reimagined the SoHo micro-apartment and has just listed it for sale for $750,000.

A tour of the space reveals a glimpse at the home of the future. Despite its size, the multifunction apartment includes a guest room, home office, and a seated area for up to 10 people. Curtains act as movable partitions, a fold-out bed can be tucked away when not in use, and every kitchen, closet, and bathroom drawer is designed to maximize storage. Take a peek at Hill's master micro-apartment, a lesson in smart, serviceable small-space design. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited
Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

The seating area can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

Shelves act as a bar or workspace. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

A fold-down bed transforms this room into a snug space to sleep. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

Fold-down shelves can be used as a standing workspace. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

Mirrors and penny tiles make the small bathroom appear much more spacious. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

The apartment is packed with hidden storage. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

Even the fire escape is styled to be used. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

Though small, the all-white kitchen includes an oven and fridge. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

The fridge is cleverly concealed with matching cupboard doors to blend away. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

There's even space for a dishwasher. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

The well-designed closet includes railing that extends out so that all items are accessible. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

Drapes sub-divide the room to create an intimate space. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

Custom cabinets mean that every inch of storage is put to good use. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

The bedroom is surprisingly spacious and has two nightstands which fold-out from the wall. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

Fold-out nightstands are a great use of space. 

Micro Apartment Tour
Christopher Testani for LifeEdited

The bed can be folded away when it's not in use. 

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