Name: Sara and Mads
Location: Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Size: 75 square meters/807 square feet
Years lived in: Two years; rented
When they moved into their current ground floor apartment in Berlin's busy Kreuzberg district after six long months of furnished, temporary rentals, Sara and her husband Mads were eager to put down their roots and make the apartment their own. They initially arrived with a truck of their belongings at 4 a.m. to find their new place dingy, echoing with the sounds of the bar next door, and (obviously) dark. But in the two years since, they have transported their space from the clamor of Berlin's nightlife-famous neighborhood and transformed it into a clean, warmly-lit, and serene world of their own design.