Small Space Interior Design: Brian D’souza’s apartment in Boston

We brought you Brian’s home as a part of the stylish home contest, a while ago. Here, we share his story on designing and decorating a 500 sft apartment in Boston.


As you will see, Brian has created a wonderful home with much love and care. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did !



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For the past 24 years I’ve lived in the US, working in advertising and marketing. As much as I love America, in May, I packed four suitcases and moved to Goa.


I needed a change, as I was at a point in my life where I wanted to experience something different.brian21


I also wanted to spend time with my father who turns 82 this year. Besides seeking adventure, I like going to museums, enjoy art, running, watching old Hollywood movies and love being around people that have a passion for something.

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My goal was to make my apartment a home that was livable and comfortable. The first thing I did was to get rid of things I didn’t need or want. People tend to collect a lot of ‘stuff’, and I was no exception. I realised a lot of what we have we can probably do without. I donated what I no longer needed or wanted to charity.


Next, to make the place livable I decided to create ‘zones’- areas where I could rest, work, read and entertain.


This not only helped me organise what I had, but also helped me stay neat, because now everything had a place.

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I love to read and created this little nook for me to settle in with a good book especially on a rainy day.


Finally, I wanted this apartment to be a home and a reflection of my personality.


By looking at your books, your artwork, your colour choices, a visitor should be able to read something about you. I picked out a palette of my favorite colours.


Throughout my home you will see browns and whites with small accents of blue, orange and green. I also prominently display my artwork and collections, as I feel it is these little things that we buy or things we keep and treasure that say a lot about us.



5 responses to “Small Space Interior Design: Brian D’souza’s apartment in Boston”

  1. Steve Stephens says:

    Just saw this. I am impressed!

  2. Suresh Kumar says:

    can’t believe this is such a small place.looks like professional designer has done it.great work

  3. alison says:

    it doesn’t look like a small space. wonderful ideas and design

  4. jayanti says:

    Cannot believe he managed this in 500 feet. Hats off.

  5. Rama Ananth says:

    Beautiful home, I really liked your posters.

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