Name: Mike K.
Location: Cleveland Park, Washington, DC
Size: 525 sq. ft. studio
You just need a good dealer. In the DC area, Daniel Donnelly can get anything, and his original designs integrate perfectly with the mid-century aesthetic.
What inspired you?
For the most part I only buy things that I really, really love. When it all adds up, it automatically feels like something, and it feels like me. Everybody needs a home that looks like it could only be theirs.
Keep it simple. We're all on a budget of some sort, and the less stuff you feel the need to cram into that tiny space the more money you can drop on the important elements. Two or three standout pieces will carry a room if you can manage not to mess it up with a lot of junk.