$2500 DWR store credit


$1500 DWR store credit


$1250 DWR store credit


$1000 DWR store credit
5
special mentions : design gifts worth around $200
16
copies of "How to See" by George Nelson, courtesy of DWR.
80
copies of our new book : "apartment therapy : the eight-step home cure"
All Entries
East

Small Cool Extra: Kirk's Narrow Australian Terrace

Small Cool 2007: The Winners!

Northwest Semi-Finalist #4: Lydia's Subtly Divided Studio

SW Semi-finalist #4: Eric and Lauren's Reborn Bungalow

Midwest Semi-Finalist #4: Olivia Leigh's Limited Time, Lovely Space

East Semi-Finalist #4: London Urchin's Jewelry Box

Southwest Semi-Finalist #3: Eric and Ammo's Eye-Catching Abode

Northwest Semi-Finalist #3: Brian & Luke's Post-War Paradise

Midwest Semi-Finalist #3: Nathan's Clean Slate

East Coast Semi-Finalist #3: Victor & Soeun’s Romantic Loft

Small Cool 2007 : Honorable Mention #3

Southwest Semi-Finalist #2: Laure's Sparkling Space

Northwest Semi-Finalist #2: Erin's Color-Splashed Modern

Midwest Semi-Finalist #2: Becky and Chris's Nice to Come Home To

East Semi-Finalist #2: 42anderson's Love, Eat, Party

Southwest Semi-Finalist #1: Laura's Fresh Start Studio

Northwest Semi-Finalist #1: Delight's Cozy Nest for Three

Midwest Semi-Finalist #1: Michael and Mindy's Urban Modern

East Semi-Finalist #1: Ron's Hotel "Sweet"

Small Cool 2007: Honorable Mention #2

Small Cool Extra: Laure's East Village Home

Small Cool Extra: Amanda's Growth & Light

Small Cool 2007 : Honorable Mention #1

Small Cool Extra: Thryn & Gabe's Thrifty, Eclectic Mix

Small Cool Extras: Miwa + Kevin's Pop-Up Mansion

Small Cool Extra: Joseph's Cozy Brooklyn DIY

#40 - Rachel's TeRRific RailRoad

#39 - New York Guy's Serene Oasis

#38 - Ellen Overcomes Murphy's Law

Small Cool Extra: Kirk's Amazing Memory

#37 - Ashley's Open & Free

#36 - Meg's Everything In One

#35 - Craig's Inviting Chinatown Loft

#34 - Seth & Ariel's Metropolitan Zen

#33 - Tim's Overlapping Spheres

#32 - Nick's Lucid Lucite & Clinical Creativity

#31 - Paullchik's Light Long Views

#30 - Ron's Hotel "Sweet"

#29 - Lex & Lynn's Modern Haven

#28 - Daniel's Idiosyncratic Little Pad

#27 - Bryan's 3 F's

#26 - Natalie & Ryan's Clean Warm Harmony

#25 - Thomas' Itsy Bitsy Box

#24 - Anushka's Modern Merge with a Classic Twang

#23 - Fernanda & Adam's Hidden Storage

#22 - 42anderson's Love, Eat, Party

#21 - Marlene + Todd’s Love Nest

#20 - London Urchin's Jewelry Box

#19 - Bryan's Zones of Light

#18 - Sarah's Modern Glam Palace

17# - BK's Dream Come True

#16 - Nattles' Color Explosion

#15 - P + D Cubed

#14 - Alyssa B's Twilight Lounge

#13 - Jawrite's Light Box

#12 - Jack's Think Big

#11 - Victor & Soeun’s Romantic Loft

#10 - Laura's Smart Dining Conversion

#9 - Mark & Stephanie's Every Square Inch

#8 - Gregg's West Village Modern

#7 - Randi's Post Loft Sophistication

#6 - Melissa's Pocket Magic

#5 - Giuseppe's Fantastic Illusion

#4 - Jake and Anne's Tudor City Treasure

#3 - Elise & Bryan’s Prewar Family Nest

#2 - Aad's Homage To His Old Dwelling

#1 - Chin-Hua's Creative Corridor

Midwest

Small Cool 2007: The Winners!

Northwest Semi-Finalist #4: Lydia's Subtly Divided Studio

Southwest Semi-Finalist #4: Eric and Lauren's Reborn Bungalow

Midwest Semi-Finalist #4: Olivia Leigh's Limited Time, Lovely Space

East Semi-Finalist #4: London Urchin's Jewelry Box

Southwest Semi-Finalist #3: Eric and Ammo's Eye-Catching Abode

Northwest Semi-Finalist #3: Brian & Luke's Post-War Paradise

Small Cool 2007 : Honorable Mention #4

East Semi-Finalist #3: Victor & Soeun's Romantic Loft

Midwest Semi-Finalist #3: Nathan's Clean Slate

Southwest Semi-Finalist #2: Laure's Sparkling Space

Northwest Semi-Finalist #2: Erin's Color-Splashed Modern

Small Cool 2007: Honorable Mention #3

Midwest Semi-Finalist #2: Becky and Chris's Nice to Come Home To

East Semi-Finalist #2: 42anderson's Love, Eat, Party

Southwest Semi-Finalist #1: Laura's Fresh Start Studio

Northwest Semi-Finalist #1: Delight's Cozy Nest for Three

East Semi-Finalist #1: Ron's Hotel "Sweet"

Small Cool 2007 : Honorable Mention #2

Midwest Semi-Finalist #1: Michael and Mindy's Urban Modern

Small Cool 2007 : Honorable Mention #1

#22 - Luis's Guest House Home

#21 - Debbie's Baby Grand

#20 - Renata's River East Convertible

#19 - Sara's "Cheesy Retro"

#18- Rennie's From Scratch Bungalow

#17- Chez Azar: Ruthless Editing & Creative Hiding

#16- The Murrays Make a Nest

#15 - Ginger's Vibrant Family Home

#14 - Olya and Tim's Victorian Basement

#13 - Andy K's Unexpected Garden Apartment

#12 - Nathan's Clean Slate

#11 - Johnny and Adam's Vintage Nature Nook

#10 - Olivia Leigh's Limited Time, Lovely Space

#9 - Magnaverde's (Imperfect) Perfect Vintage Studio

#8 - Becky and Chris's Nice to Come Home To

#7 - Yvette's Charming Gold Coast Studio

#6 - Jason's Passions on Display

#5 - Rebekah's Student Salvage

# 4 - Brandy's Ambidextrous Design

#3 - Michael and Mindy’s Urban Modern

# 2 - Johnny's First Chicago Home

# 1 - Joe's Custom-Made Loft

Southwest

Smallest Coolest 2007: The Winners!

Northwest Semi-Finalist #4: Lydia's Subtly Divided Studio

Midwest Semi-Finalist #4: Olivia Leigh's Limited Time, Lovely Space

Southwest Semi-finalist #4: Eric and Lauren's reborn bungalow

East Semi-Finalist #4: London Urchin's Jewelry Box

Northwest Semi-Finalist #3: Brian & Luke's Post-War Paradise

Midwest Semi-Finalist #3: Nathan's Clean Slate

East Coast Semi-Finalist #3: Victor & Soeun’s Romantic Loft

Southwest Semi-Finalist #3: Eric and Ammo's Eye-Catching Abode

East Semi-Finalist #2: 42anderson's Love, Eat, Party

Northwest Semi-Finalist #2: Erin's Color-Splashed Modern

Southwest Semi-Finalist #2: Laure's Sparkling Space

Midwest Semi-Finalist #2: Becky and Chris's Nice to Come Home To

East Semi-Finalist #1: Ron's Hotel "Sweet"

Midwest Semi-Finalist #1: Michael and Mindy's Urban Modern

Northwest Semi-Finalist #1: Delight's Cozy Nest for Three

Southwest Semi-Finalist #1: Laura's Fresh Start Studio

Small Cool 2007: Honorable Mention #2

Small Cool 2007: Honorable Mention #1

#27 Lou Lou and Nico's Venice Duplex

#26 Chris's California Bungalow

#25 Keith's home-Suite-Home

#24 Nick and Kelly’s Undergrad Pad

#23 Eve and Paige's hip pad

#22 Jenny & Ben's Tiny RAD PAD!

#21 James's Chic Studio

#20 Cooper & Derrick's Studio

#19 - Laure's Sparkling Space

#18 - George's Urban Opulence

#17 PB's Maximized Space

#16 Philip's Mid-Century Mini

#15 Mike's Soothing Mix

#14 Jeramy's Thrifty Digs

#13 Eric's "Mini Concert Hall" Apartment

#12 Manuel's Houston Cottage

#11 Meredith's Echo Park home

Mckenna's Silverlake gem

#10 Allison, Sean & Robot's Happy Home

#9 Kelly & Gregory’s - Lil’ Italy Conversion

#8 Davy's Studio of Internet Finds

#7 Meredith's Boho Chic Studio

#6 Eric and Lauren's Reborn Bungalow

#5 Jamie's One Bedroom Bungalow

#4- Lee's Small Smart Space

#3- Eric and Ammo's Eye-catching Abode

#2- Jason's World's Largest Smallest

#1- Laura's Fresh Start Santa Monica Studio

Northwest

Northwest Semi-Finalist #4: Lydia's Subtly Divided Studio

Midwest Semi-Finalist #4: Olivia Leigh's Limited Time, Lovely Space

Southwest Semi-Finalist #4: Eric and Lauren's Reborn Bungalow

East Semi-Finalist #4: London Urchin's Jewelry Box

Southwest Semi-Finalist #3: Eric and Ammo's Eye-Catching Abode

Northwest Semi-Finalist #3: Brian & Luke's Post-War Paradise

East Semi-Finalist #3: Victor & Soeun's Romantic Loft

Small Cool 2007: Honorable Mention #4

Midwest Semi-Finalist #3: Nathan's Clean Slate

Northwest Semi-Finalist #2: Erin's Color-Splashed Modern

Southwest Semi-Finalist #2: Laure's Sparkling Space

Midwest Semi-Finalist #2: Becky and Chris's Nice to Come Home To

East Semi-Finalist #2: 42anderson's Love Eat Party

Northwest Semi-Finalist #1: Delight's Cozy Nest for Three

Southwest Semi-Finalist #1: Laura's Fresh Start Studio

Midwest Semi-Finalist #1: Michael and Mindy's Urban Modern

Small Cool Extra: John's Flexible Flat

#23: ME&Pd's Simple-Modern-Variable

#21: Casey's San Francisco Simplicity

#20: Billy's East Bay, Mid Century White Box

#19: Manuela's Clean Romantic

#18: Erin's Color-Splashed Modern

#17: Dave J.'s Rulin' Pad

#16: Brian & Luke's Post-War Paradise

#15: Lydia's Subtly Divided Studio

#14: Petite's Live/Work on the Park

#13: Lisa and Ames' Organic Modern

#12: Ian's Sweet Suite

#11: Pipe Organ's Platformed Pad

#10: Rebecca's House of Colors

#9: Moxie's Lily Pad

#8: Karela's Crib of Creativity

#7: Jennifer's Purposeful Pad

#6: Cassandra's Harmonious Heirloom

#5: Gene's Dynamic Bike Den

#4: Delight's Cozy Nest for Three

#3: Rena's East-Meet-West

#2: Suzanne's Studio of Salvage

#1 - Phillip's Pad with a View

How To Enter
Why?

Because we've never accepted that a lack of space is fatal when it comes to creating an inspiring home and nothing thrills us more than the hand-made home or the stylish studio wedged into an urban crevice.

What?

The Smallest, Coolest Apartment contest is a contest for all small apartments and homes in the world, under 650 square feet (60 square meters). We are seeking the most ingenious and beautiful 160 submissions along with all the tips and resources we need to maximize our own homes. (Contest prizes may only be redeemed at a DWR in the United States. DWR will not ship merchandise outside of the United States.)

Who?

To be eligible, your entry must be your primary residence and you must have designed it.

How?

Submit

  1. Name/online persona
  2. Location
  3. Size of home
  4. Type of home (studio, 1-bdrm, etc)
  5. Pitch: "Why is your small cool?" (100 words or less)
  6. Your favorite element in your home
  7. Your favorite resource
  8. 3 digital photographs (max!) (With description of photo as name of file ie. streetfacingwindow.jpg)
  9. Floorplan
  10. A Mailing Address (so we can send you a prize)

To:

scc2007@apartmenttherapy.com
(and put "EAST COAST" "MIDWEST" "PACIFIC NORTHWEST" or "SOUTHWEST" depending on what fits you best geographically, in all caps, in the subject field)

Deadline

All entries should be received no later than midnight Monday, April 16th

Criteria?

Readers and judges are asked to evaluate each submission for excellence in these three areas:

Efficiency Innovative use of small space to maximize livability.

Aesthetics Beauty and stylistic achievement in Decor.

Special Challenges Creative problem solving in dealing with adverse conditions.

Scheduling

  1. The best 40 submissions from each region (at discretion of site's editors) will be posted (2 per day) from April 9th through May 4th. Readers will be able to vote on each entry for 3 days from the time the post goes live.
  2. Voting ends on May 6th at midnight.
  3. Votes will be tallied by AT staff and the top 4 entrants in each region will be notified on May 7th. These 16 semi-finalists will be asked to resubmit their entry with additional photos and additional text by May 10th.
  4. During the week of May 7th, AT will post 4 honorable mentions, one selected by each of 4 judges.
  5. The 4 semi-finalists in each region (16 semi-finalists in all) will be posted online in their respective region on May 11th, May 14th, May 15th and May 16th. During this time, readers will have the opportunity to review and comment. The judges will review and take into account all comments when making their final decisions.
  6. Judges will determine a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place, irrespective of geography from the 16 national semi-finalists.
  7. The finalists will be announced at our Smallest Coolest Contest parties on May 17th.

Official Measuring Procedures

Multiply the longest length and widest width of your apartment to get your gross square footage (this includes closets, bathrooms, etc). Next, subtract any volumes that lay outside of your apartment such as common stairways, halls, or other apartments.