Check out this couple’s small-space design ideas using office supplies, paint and vintage finds in their L.A. apartment

My Houzz: Minimal Meets Boho Style in 570 Square Feet.

Apartment at a Glance
Who lives here: Marni Epstein-Mervis and Laine Mervis and their corgi, Fitz
Location: Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles
Size: 570 square feet (53 square meters); one bedroom, one bathroom
Year built: 1949

Marni Epstein-Mervis and Laine Mervis have used the constraints of living in a 570-square-foot rental as an opportunity to continually reinvent their decor and storage solutions. “The square footage can be a challenge, but it’s also made us really creative about how we live and what we put in our home,” says Marni, a Houzz contributor and owner of Struktr Studios.

“Because it’s so small and I get inspired to frequently rework my surroundings, our home has seen a lot of iterations. Even more so when I use our house as my photo studio and move things in and out for a shoot,” she adds.

Marni made the storage bench under the window using two crates to serve as its legs. “I custom-cut a piece of lumber and applied a faux marble vinyl to it,” she says.