Apartment Therapy's Small Cool is Back! – A Little Leopard Apartment Therapy's Small Cool is Back! – A Little Leopard
Apartment Therapy's Small Cool is Back! – A Little Leopard Apartment Therapy's Small Cool is Back! – A Little Leopard

Apartment Therapy's Small Cool is Back! – A Little Leopard Apartment Therapy's Small Cool is Back! – A Little Leopard

As someone who lives in a teeny tiny space (less than 300 square feet, I think?), Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool Contest is basically my bible. Readers are annually invited to submit their spaces to the contest, which is divided into categories: teeny-tiny (under 400 sq ft), tiny (401-600 sq ft), little (601-800 sq ft), small (800-1,000 sq ft) and international.

Apartment Therapy members can then vote for their favorites, with winners ultimately decided in each category plus one grand prize winner overall. Submissions closed on Monday, so voting is now open!

I always love Small Cool because it’s a great source of ideas and inspiration, and proof that you don’t need thousands of square feet to create a livable, comfortable space. Below are a few of my favorite entries from this year’s contest:

Amanda’s Scandinavian Neutrals: Favorite favorite favorite, AND it’s in Chicago! Love her color palette and oh, I am jealous of the bones and light in this apartment. I would so totally move into this place as-is, were that an option.

Julie’s Teeny Abode: That statement rug! Love. Plus, it really ties the whole place together. That kitchen butcher block is a great multipurpose piece, too.

Matthew’s Printing Press: For one thing, I am a sucker for exposed brick. I love the way Matthew mixes a more classic style (Chesterfield-style sofa, monogram bedding) with the industrial loft.

Nicole & Tyler’s First Home Together: Another statement rug! I think this home does a great job of balancing masculine and feminine styles while showing the personality of the couple.

Stacey’s Sunny Studio: Love her use of neutrals, earth tones and especially the couch-as-divider! It’s a move I haven’t seen before in studios and frankly, I think it’s genius.