What I Love About My Small Home:
It's hard to pick one thing that I love most about my small home. Apart from the beautiful view of the Toronto waterfront that I have been blessed with, it's filled with light and very cozy. I've never felt like it's too small (even when I have parties!), perhaps because I've created separate quarters for living, eating, and lounging.
I've customized and DIY'd a lot of my furniture and accents, like my feather ceiling lamp, magenta couch cover and Dorothy Draper-inspired dresser. This makes my home feel 100% 'me'. I ignored the traditional rules of small living - to declutter and live minimally - and have surrounded myself with the things that make me happy - books, my collection of magnets from countries I have travelled to, and have filled up every wall and shelf with art and photos of friends, family and travel.
Every time I walk in the door, I feel a sense of belonging, which is the feeling a home should invoke.