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Kyle's Long & Lean Layout




Washington, Washington D.C.



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What I Love About My Home

We love the flow of our long and narrow floor plan in our Small Cool home flows. The stretching of our 594 sq ft living space leaves one side almost completely constructed with floor to ceiling windows and gave us the opportunity to direct the focus towards the fantastic views and design the interior to really incorporate the natural light.

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home

The biggest challenge came from our transition from a pre-war building in DC where our interior was more of an eclectic traditional mix rather than the contemporary interior we live in now. We ended up starting from scratch which ended up being the best way to go given the layout of our unit. We ditched the old brown dusty furniture for furnishings that are more refreshing and clean.

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Comments (31)

I love the Ikea bowl used as a pendant light!!!!!

posted by lal on April 13, 2011 at 3:51pm
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i second that. smart!

posted by trisher on April 13, 2011 at 4:24pm
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A nice mix of furniture and wall hangings. I suggest, as a way to make it visually feel finished, coherent, and inviting would be to invest in curtains, for both the bedroom and the living room. But ones that keep all that wonderful light coming in.

posted by digger61 on April 13, 2011 at 5:37pm
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beauty! love the bowl/lamp, and the mid-century pieces. Great mix of vintage/new

posted by michelleg20 on April 13, 2011 at 5:18pm
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Clean and cozy. Love it!

posted by McKee on April 13, 2011 at 5:28pm
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Love the lamp over the dining room table.

posted by digger61 on April 13, 2011 at 5:43pm
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Love the layout. Love the lamp over dining room table. Did you make that?

posted by robertspeg on April 13, 2011 at 6:24pm
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super cute!

posted by rlmesq on April 13, 2011 at 7:28pm
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You have some great mid-century pieces in your place. Thank you for taking photos that actually give the reader a good idea of how your home is layed out.

posted by aexley on April 13, 2011 at 7:56pm
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Hi Kyle,

Where did you get your sofa/loveseat?

Very nice apartment.


posted by Andrew Jay on April 13, 2011 at 7:51pm
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i love this one.

posted by formosagirl on April 13, 2011 at 7:51pm
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That pendant lamp kicks A$$

posted by delg23 on April 13, 2011 at 8:44pm
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IKEA bowl as pendant lamp- GENIUS.

posted by annacorriep on April 13, 2011 at 9:41pm
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Love the art work and the way it ties in with the vintage 50's furniture!

posted by crlvr on April 13, 2011 at 9:58pm
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Smart, functional, eclectic, full of balanced color! Looks like a work of art, actually. Nice job!

posted by Verna Greathouse on April 13, 2011 at 11:04pm
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What a nice view! Love the windows.

posted by Tracy333 on April 13, 2011 at 11:06pm
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Nice green chairs mixed with a red lamp! You´ve got a good eye for design!

posted by dr_met on April 14, 2011 at 4:47am
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Great lighting. Beautiful pieces come together brilliantly!

posted by Karynn - bloomShoot Photography on April 14, 2011 at 9:47am
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love your place. airy, with a great mix of old and new. very nice art choices and you've done a great job with balancing and

posted by MarjorieAnn_ on April 14, 2011 at 11:32am
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Love the Ikea hack! Could you post how you did it to Ikea hackers (or somewhere else)? Unless you already did and I overlooked it....

posted by fulinlin on April 14, 2011 at 12:12pm
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Ah! We are kindred spirits, Kyle! I did the same thing with the fruit bowl but spray painted it yellow.

I'm envious of your high ceilings. I had tall ones in my old place and it really does open up the place.

posted by Pamela L on April 14, 2011 at 12:25pm
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Your mix of modern and vintage is a total success. I don't see where you store your things, and I like it.

posted by Allegra M on April 14, 2011 at 2:05pm
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Thanks for all the wonderful comments and the overwhelming love of the ikea hack pendant.

@pamelaL your yellow fruit basket hack is awesome! love it.

@fulinlin I will send something in to ikea hackers in the next couple weeks, thanks for the great idea!

@digger61 we actually have sunshades (thank god because we face east) that completely cover the windows but i don't think you can see them rolled up in the pictures.

posted by souperkyle on April 14, 2011 at 2:32pm
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Love the green dining chairs and that red hanging lamp of the table - awesome!

posted by ModHomekeeper on April 14, 2011 at 2:36pm
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whether deliberate or just Built like this - I love the layout of the space !!

posted by JulianneMay on April 18, 2011 at 11:55am
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I love the art on the walls.

posted by T-Con on April 14, 2011 at 9:43pm
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I love this apt. It is so comforting and cosey yet it still maintains a modern decor. My favorite part is the art work. From one gay man to another you have talent. And so cute too.

posted by Hansc13 on April 14, 2011 at 10:04pm
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I'm jealous! I love stainless steel appliances.

posted by Ms Melly on April 16, 2011 at 10:00pm
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posted by DB Modern on April 17, 2011 at 1:14pm
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I love this one! Great mix of Ikea and other sources. Great color and art. Love the painted ceiling. Love the space and views. Definitely a source of inspiration for my own place. Thanks Kyle!

posted by KyleNHarlem on April 22, 2011 at 11:47am
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i love it! it looks confortable and nice! so full of colour and so peaceful at the same time, beautiful!

posted by desde muy lejos on April 26, 2011 at 3:33pm
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