Name: Chez Azar
Location: Edgewater, Chicago
Size & Type: 550 sq. ft. one bedroom rental, lived in for 9 months
Favorite resource: "Dream resource: Armani/Casa
Actual resource: generous friends and family"
Pitch: "Our small is cool because as two engineering graduate students we have managed to shape our space, maximizing form and function on a meager budget. We have to work in our apartment at all hours of the night and also relax when we have a spare moment."
Pitch Cont'd:"We don't have an external storage area, so everything we own and all the boxes we need are in our space. The finished product you see has been achieved by ruthless editing and creative hiding methods. The apartment may be small, but it is cozy and it is home."
Your favorite element: "The bedroom, because by making the rest of the apartment multifunctional we have left the bedroom peaceful, pleasant and inviting."