Amelia's First Home

Amelia's First Home

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Janel Laban
May 23, 2015
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Name:
Amelia
Location:
New York, NY
Square Feet:
490
Division:
Tiny
What I Love About My Small Home:
This is truly my first home, where it's just me. Creating the illusion of having many rooms in one helps me to feel like I have a much larger space. The apartment came with tiny alcove areas so I was able to carve out a dining room and my bedroom area. It was a challenge with the kitchen being part of the main living space. I went with a neutral palette that complemented the cabinets, and layered pattern and texture wherever I could. I can feel myself relax when I come home at the end of the day.
Three of My Best Tips and Tricks for Creating a Successful Small Space::
1. Edit. You only have room for what you love. It's okay to let it go. 2. Create interest. This space had a lot less character than my old walk-up, so I had to create it where I could. Temporary wallpaper helped me fancy up my closets, define my bedroom and created a backsplash where there was none. 3. Have fun. I love the Irving Penn Duck portrait next to George Washington. It makes me happy every time I see them together.
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