so many small and tiny interiors

Celebrate small and tiny interiors in Apartment Therapy’s recent Small Cool contest. With the interior focus, standalone houses participated and mixed among apartment cousins.

We pored over contest entries and found five stellar standalones. Check out their sweet great rooms and kitchens, below.

One Small House: 801-999 sq. ft.

Lauren's 923 sq. ft. home is located in Charlottesville, VA. She loves her cozy cottage, which is "furnished mostly with vintage pieces and objects I've found in my travels. It makes my home feel very personal." (Lauren, Apartment Therapy)

Lauren’s 923 sq. ft. home is located in Charlottesville, VA. She loves her cozy cottage, which is “furnished mostly with vintage pieces and objects I’ve found in my travels. It makes my home feel very personal.” (Lauren, Apartment Therapy)

Lauren appreciates an old-fashioned, separate living room and kitchen because they are "very generously sized given the size of the house, and there is an astounding amount of storage." (Lauren, Apartment Therapy)

Lauren appreciates an old-fashioned, separate living room and kitchen because they are “very generously sized given the size of the house, and there is an astounding amount of storage.” (Lauren, Apartment Therapy)

Another Small House: 801-999 sq. ft.

Emily's 900 sq. ft. home is located in Covington, KY. "What I love about my small home," she declares, "is that it's, well, home." Emily learned to decorate, use a saw and became engaged here. (Emily, Apartment Therapy)

Emily’s 900 sq. ft. home is located in Covington, KY. “What I love about my small home,” she declares, “is that it’s, well, home.” Emily learned to decorate as well as use a saw here. (Emily, Apartment Therapy)

Emily has an eat-in kitchen, giving it style with cool yellow chairs and bare tree limb walls. We aren't surprised this home made the top four finalists in the Small Cool 2014 contest. (Emily, Apartment Therapy)

Emily has an eat-in kitchen, giving it style with cool yellow chairs and bare tree limb walls. We aren’t surprised this home made the top four finalists in the Small Cool 2014 contest. (Emily, Apartment Therapy)

One Little House: 601-800 sq. ft.

Cristin and Zach's 676 sq. ft. home is located in Kirkwood, MO. "We've really made sure that our home is family friendly and that we all feel comfortable living life here," says Cristin. (Cristin and Zach, Apartment Therapy)

Cristin and Zach’s 676 sq. ft. home is located in Kirkwood, MO. “We’ve really made sure that our home is family friendly and that we all feel comfortable living life here,” says Cristin. (Cristin and Zach, Apartment Therapy)

Cristin and Zach's kitchen fits right into their bungalow, and is important because they have a young child at home. We like the bright and light feel here. (Cristin and Zach, Apartment Therapy)

Cristin and Zach’s kitchen fits right into their bungalow, and is important because they have a young child at home. We like the bright and light feel here. (Cristin and Zach, Apartment Therapy)

One Tiny House: 401-600 sq. ft.

Patricia's 500 sq. ft. home is located in N. Topsail Beach, NC. Converted from a 1907 residential auto garage, she decorated with "elegant and primitive designs" to fit her Victorian home and neighborhood. (Apartment Therapy)

Patricia’s 500 sq. ft. home is located in N. Topsail Beach, NC. Coverted from a 1907 residential auto garage, she decorated with “elegant and primitive designs” to fit her Victorian home and neighborhood. (Patricia, Apartment Therapy)

Patricia says she likes "to divide the space into actual rooms, using every inch for storage.". Her kitchen is well-equipped with a range and stove, microwave, full sink and separate counter space. (Patricia, Apartment Therapy)

Patricia says she likes “to divide the space into actual rooms, using every inch for storage.” Her kitchen is well-equipped with a range and stove, microwave, full sink and separate counter space. (Patricia, Apartment Therapy)

One Teeny Tiny: Under 400 sq. ft.

Adele's 240 sq. ft. home is located in Oakland, CA. "Even though my cottage is tiny," says Adele, "it has high ceilings and it's surrounded by huge windows, so it doesn't feel too small." (Apartment Therapy)

Adele’s 240 sq. ft. home is located in Oakland, CA. “Even though my cottage is tiny,” says Adele, “it has high ceilings and it’s surrounded by huge windows, so it doesn’t feel too small.” (Adele, Apartment Therapy)

Adele keeps her great room quite open, with the kitchen in the back of her home. "I've figured out a place for each of my belongings to live, so the whole space can feel as open as possible." (Apartment Therapy)

Adele keeps her great room quite open, with the kitchen in the back of her home. “I’ve figured out a place for each of my belongings to live, so the whole space can feel as open as possible.” (Adele, Apartment Therapy)

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