Bespoke men's accessories maker Jacqueline Rousseau moved back to New York four years ago after a decade-long stint in London, using a simple Ektorp chair from Ikea to jumpstart the interior design vision for her microdwelling: a 400-square-foot studio in the West Village. Apartment Therapy toured the petite pad and had Rousseau answer questions about the decor, organization, and general small-space living tips. She believes that a white background allows her non-white furniture, art, and other tchotchkes to stand out, saying "I begrudgingly admit that I once spent an entire afternoon covering appliance cords in white electrical tape so that they were less noticeable." Though most of her work crafted in the Garment District, she sometimes works on things like pocket squares, ties, and scarves from the home, too, and most of her furnishings hail from accessible shops like Crate & Barrel, the Container Store, and, yes, Ikea. A smattering of vintage pieces help set the mood, too. Check out the full photo tour over at AT.
· House Tour: Jacqueline's Bright & Airy West Village Studio [Apartment Therapy]
· Adventures In Interior Design archive [Curbed]
· All Microdwellings posts [Curbed]