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Small Apartment Living

Some of you already know I am on vacation.  Yeah, I'm with my family in Bogotá, Colombia S.A.
We decided to rent an apartment since our stay is going to be a bit long, almost a month, and money wise this way works better for us.

This is the place we found:

Like in most major cities, apartments are the most common kind of living here in Bogotá.  Usually, they are very small.

I am going to give you a tour of this apartment and tell you some of the features I like the most.

Let's begin with the living room, a room full of light like the entire apartment,  modern furniture, and a monochromatic color scheme.

I love the big coffee table.

Another view, peaking into the kitchen throughout that small window that connects both spaces.

From this new angle, my kids trying to model :)

The cute little fireplace that I'm not sure if it works, and that lovely niche to display treasures are good visual dividers of the living and dining room.

Perhaps one of the most dramatic views, once you enter the apartment, is this wall. Like a big Shoji screen. Isn't it gorgeous?  Right before it, the dining table with its marble pedestal ties in with the coffee table in the living room.

On both sides are the sliding door entrances to the bedrooms.  Something that I think is ingenious! Freeing space that otherwise would be taken by regular doors.

Once again a big piece of art helps define this space.

I also love the wooden bead-boarded ceiling all around the apartment, it gives the place a warming feeling.

The master bedroom is a continuation of what you have already seen.  White on white tones.  Walls, floors, drapes, and bedding, give the feeling of openness with their off whites.

Trim work, ceiling, doors, and furniture made of wood give the warm or cozy factor.

I really like how they used mirrors in all the rooms.  Here in the master bedroom, this full wall mirror top up with a pair of roman shades gives the illusion of a big window, and also of more space.

A very good size closet creates a pathway between the bedroom and bathroom.

The master bathroom is small, but just what you need, and beautifully done.

The second bedroom, the one my kids are sharing, was given to us with two twin-size beds upon request.

As I already told you, mirrors play a big role in making this small place feel larger.

Hello Everybody! That's me taking the pics.

The closet space is big, for this being such a small bedroom.  I love the woodwork!

The second full bathroom, not inside the bedroom but in the main living space, is full of light because of a skylight, another great feature.

Finally the kitchen, small, but well equipped, serves its purpose.  It even holds a washer and dryer.


A comfortable place to stay.  Here you see my son busy with technology :)

I hope you enjoyed the tour.  I'll be back with more from Bogotá soon.


  1. This place is amazing. I love how it is designed and decorated. Mirrors do really work wonders. I use them a lot in my tiny home too. Hugs, Marty

  2. This is really a great space! Love the pale color palette and I love loooooove the coffee table too! Have an awesome time there!

  3. What a beautiful apartment! I hope you are enjoying your trip! Megan

  4. Que bonito apartamento, es mas grande que muchos que tenemos aca en US! Disfrute de sus vacaciones y del sabroso cafe colombiano!

  5. Que lindo esta este apartamento! Todo completo y bellamente decorado para ser pequeño. Que disfrutes tu mes en tu bello pais querida Christina. Los niños se ven felices!

  6. In Italy apartments are on the small size too...but they serve their purpose!! have fun on your trip!

  7. Cristina- What a GREAT rental. It makes so much sense to rent a whole apartment for a month long stay. I love mirrors that are used to make a place look larger. We have several mirrored areas on the back walls of our house to reflect the bay and water views back at us. Thanks for the tour. Your kiddos are adorable (models!;>) Blessings- xo Diana

  8. That is a fabulous apartment! Love the color combination and the use of mirrors! Have a wonderful time with your family and I can't wait to see more of your vacation trip!

  9. what a great apartment! enjoy your stay.

  10. Wow - what a sweet place! Have a fun and safe trip!

  11. What a great use of space. Beautiful place.

  12. Very much enjoyed the tour! Looks like LARGE living in a small space ;)

  13. NEat NeAT NEAT!!! So glad you linked up!

  14. Very pretty retreat! I love how simple it is with clean lines and lots of white. Just so restful. -Tabitha

  15. I love it! Yes, I could live there.

  16. Very nice apartment and lovely place to stay for your visit. Very contemporary, white and clean looking. I think I could enjoy a month there.

  17. Your rental is so pretty! Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  18. I love it too! It is so beautifully decorated! Love your blog! I'm your newest follower! Come by and say Hi! :)


  19. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful place to stay! Enjoy!!!

  20. It is beautiful, I especially like the living room.

  21. What a gorgeous place. I love the combination of white and wood. Lovely!

  22. Every part of the house is perfect! I love the white color with a combination of woods.
    Have a great day!

  23. How fun~ it looks very welcoming!
    Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  24. Lovely! Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  25. What a lovely place! Enjoy your trip!

    Take care,


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