Interior designer Gregory Nelmes recently completed the renovation and decoration of a small space and was kind enough to invite us to look around.  

Consisting of a mere 550 square feet, the studio apartment has been cleverly divided into several functional zones, including areas for lounging, dining and sleeping, all without sacrificing style or comfort.  Painted in a warm dark blue, the space features a stunning hand-painted striped floor as well as several of Nelmes' signature touches such as Chinoiserie vases and lamps.  Natural textures can be found in the oversized linen lampshade that hangs over the dining table, raffia cushion covers, woven placemats and decorative balls.  Little island touches such as seashells and rope baskets that evoke the water are scattered everywhere.  Lighting is varied creating a softly lit and cozy retreat.