Names: Katie Kavanagh and Nick Kuizenga
Location: South End — Boston, Massachusetts
Size: 550 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years; Rented
Many of us have learned that in the world of apartment hunting, the word “cozy” is often a euphemism for “small.” And Nick and Katie’s apartment, part of a brownstone that was once a single family home, is no exception. Despite the luxury of having two floors and lovely high ceilings, the apartment is still only 550 square feet, making every decorating decision an important one. Form and function reign above all else, and while no space is taken for granted, the couple is careful not to squeeze in too much. For example, when Katie’s mom gave her a KitchenAid mixer for Christmas, Katie purged an entire shelf’s contents just to accommodate it. The result? A clutter-free space filled with only the most essential components of a cozy, modern home.