Name: Oliver (graphic designer), Sherrie, and Cookie (a four-year-old Pekingese)
Location: Bronx, New York
Size: 525 square feet
Years lived in: Under 2 years; Rented
After living and volunteering abroad, Oliver and Sherrie had to start their home from scratch. Their experience in a third world country had a big influence on the way they approached furnishing their apartment. After witnessing disadvantaged families cherish what little they had and realizing how much goes to waste in NYC, every effort was made to rescue and recycle what have now become the couple’s most cherished pieces.