Finalist #2: Hilary's Light'n Comfy Hangout

Name: Hilary
Location: Harlem
Size: 186 sq/ft
Type: Studio

Final questions for Hilary:

What is your favorite home store?

Internet curbside shopping: websites such as Freecycle or Craigslist that encourage the sharing, bartering and re-using of resources.

What is your secret?

My secret has to do with understanding that most of the world lives with much less than I do, and that possessions weigh me down. Creating an environment that pleases my designer's eye with only a few choice objects has been a refreshing exercise. I feel clear and relaxed in this apartment, and visitors can peek at objects which tell a unique story.

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.