Name: Sofia Berger
Location: Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York
Size: 480 square feet + garden
Years lived in: 3 years; rented
Sofia is a banker by day and an aspiring interior designer in the rest of her time. She frequents the hardware stores so often that the employees know her by name. Her bookcases are stocked with shelter magazines and her furniture has been decoupaged, reconstructed, upholstered, hacked or built from scratch. All this and we haven’t even gotten to the garden yet.