Name: Angel, her boyfriend and their cats
Location: Seattle, Washington
The basics: 1 year, rented | 550 square feet
Angel's Seattle studio is super open but short on storage. With some creative thinking and smart purchases, Angel and her boyfriend were able to make the most out of their shared space.
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My boyfriend and I have been living in this apartment for about a year. We also share this space with our two adopted cats. There's no door separating our sleeping space from the rest of the home, which is a common layout for new developments in Seattle. Our studio/one bedroom hybrid gives us the ability to compartmentalize our sleeping and living areas in a studio apartment.
As working professionals in our early twenties and recent college graduates with student loans, we wanted to build a home that was cohesive, modern, space-efficient, all while being mindful of our budget.
What is your favorite room and why? Our entire home is kind of one big room, but my favorite area of the apartment is our living room space. We've managed to cohesively Tetris together an office, dining area and entertainment space into one room. This area is only about 200 square feet, but feels much bigger due to the large floor-to-ceiling windows that line the north wall of our apartment. I also love the dark grey accent wall in this room, which adds some depth to an otherwise very clean, white space.
If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? I'm a big fan of natural light. My biggest wish would be