How to Decorate a Small Row House

I will start with a disclaimer. There are no wrong ways to decorate a row house (interior) of any size as long as the occupants can roam about freely. Safety is always first. Tripping over things and getting hurt is bad. That being said, the sky, or roof in this case, is really the limit … Continue reading How to Decorate a Small Row House

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A small row home style in Philadelphia called a trinity.

We Experiment With a Very Small New York Apartment

Originally posted January 2010. In a December 13, 2009 article in The New York Post, "Cozy-crazy couple makes tight all right in the city's tiniest studio," Angela Montefinise writes about how one New York couple is able to live comfortably in an 175 square-foot, studio apartment. Chances are, nearly all row houses are larger than … Continue reading We Experiment With a Very Small New York Apartment

Renewal and Renovation on Pomander Walk, Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Behind the Georgetown house, where John and Elizabeth Edwards lived when he was an U.S. Senator, there is a quaint row of small homes. Facing a common walkway, lined with lush container gardens, 10 row homes are painted brick, in ever-so pale shades of blue, cream, green, beige and white. Shutters and traditional-styled lamps hung … Continue reading Renewal and Renovation on Pomander Walk, Georgetown, Washington D.C.

Beyond the Row House: An Inspirational Apartment in Philadelphia

When looking for small space solutions, it's important to consider every possible source of inspiration. Craig Martin's apartment, located in Philadelphia's Queen Village neighborhood, is a superb example of how a smaller space can be expansive with thoughtful and thorough planning. When Craig was renovating his apartment, "the interior architecture had to be highly engineered," … Continue reading Beyond the Row House: An Inspirational Apartment in Philadelphia