Location: Venice, CA
Size & Type: 550 sq.ft. 1-bedroom
Favorite resource: Other people's houses! I love to see how other people have configured their spaces. I love visiting family in different parts of the country and the world to see their takes on space and color. Of course magazines and flea markets don't hurt either.
Pitch: This is my first apartment and when I moved in I couldn't figure out how I was going to fit everything in. After scaling all my furniture
down over time the rooms actually feel bigger than when it was empty. Painting each of the rooms made the biggest difference though. It helped open up the apartment making it more of a united space. It also motivated me to keep the space presentable, give away the things I don't love, and really enjoy the things I do.
Your favorite element:
I love that my apartment has original windows, moldings, and doorknobs. Plus there aren't any other 2 story buildings on the block so I have an unobstructed view of the neighborhood, a green hillside and a community filled with palm trees.