I love...having my own little piece of paradise that is light and airy with the gentle tropical breezes flowing through the many windows and out the back screen door to the garden I love...my quiet neighborhood where I am fortunate enough to have my own private outdoor space (which is quite rare in Maui for a small rental) I Love...the tall ceilings so I can add lots of life all through my house with color, photos, and artwork
Three of My Best Tips and Tricks for Creating a Successful Small Space::
Surround yourself with whatever makes you happy - even if it is an eclectic mix of modern, tropical, and asian inspired design (with a little vintage Mickey Mouse thrown in for fun!) Let your space evolve and change over time, just as you do. I enjoy perusing craigslist for some of my coolest finds (my $40 very weathered card catalogue), and then make sure that as one thing comes in another goes out. Creating storage with every opportunity - such as using a chest as nightstand, under bed storage for out of season items, and even storing extra flattened moving boxes and unused art behind large pieces of furniture.