Hello all, Shona the social media gal here!

Although this blog most often features information about the Flow Team’s staging projects, especially on a Thursday, this week I just couldn’t resist talking about three incredibly interesting homes featured on the website Curbed.com. I stumbled upon the site while scrolling through Twitter and immediately thought, “Where have you been all my life?!” I’m always fascinated to see homes from other places, to see what furniture styles are trendy in foreign cities and countries, and compare their trends with what’s going on right here at home.

May21

San Francisco, California: In downtown Vancouver, $379,000 will get buy you an apartment that’s around 650-750 square feet, depending on the area. Would you pay the same amount for 330 square feet? Yes, you read that right: 330 square feet. Nob Hill is one of San Francisco’s most affluent neighbourhoods and properties are highly sought-after by young professionals. Check out the teeny tiny, itty bitty apartment featured in this article. There’s not a square inch to waste!

Taiwan, China: Did you know that 2 out of 5 Flow Team members are certified crazy cat ladies? It’s true! Considering your pet’s needs when planning a reno isn’t necessarily to everyone’s taste, but there’s merit in making extra space for your beloved pooch or kitty. The owners of this fantastic industrial-inspired apartment in Taiwan created some adorable cat-approved features that work well with their minimalist design and open concept floor plan.

Madrid, Spain: When I think of Spain, I automatically think of sandstone villages set in beautiful rolling hills, surrounded by sunflower fields and farms. I hardly ever think about the larger cities and how – just like Vancouver – many people are living in tiny apartments! This article talks about a plywood structure called the “Mini Loft”, designed by Aurélie Beriot and Miguel Bernardini. A modular concept with 4 different configurations, the system provides extra living space in apartments with small square footage but high ceilings.

I hope you enjoy these articles as much as I did! Connect with the Flow Team on social media and let us know what you think of these incredible homes.