I have always been a Christmas person. Even as a child, it wasn't just the presents that made this my favorite holiday. It was the weeks-long build-up and all the traditions along the way. In early December my mom would get out all of the decorations from the attic and we would help her decorate the house, something in nearly every room. The grand finale, of course, was trimming the tree and it was so pleasurable to open the boxes of ornaments - "remember this one? who made that one? oh, my favorite!" Fastforward to adulthood and I've never had a Christmas tree in my own apartment.
Name: Alison Hotchkiss Location: Mission; San Francisco, California Size: 700 square feet Years lived in: 3 years; Rented
Event Planner Alison's home is a reflection of her finely honed aesthetic, cultivated both by years in the wedding and event industry and her travels throughout the world. When quizzed on her resources she was as likely to drop the name of an exotic locale as a big box store.
There is no small space quite so challenging as a small bathroom. No matter how much of a minimalist you are, there are probably quite a few things — toothbrush, toothpaste, medicine, grooming products — that you just can't do without. So how do you squeeze all those things in while keeping your small bathroom serene, and not stressful? Apartment Therapy has some ideas.
'Round here, we love telling you about the newest and coolest products when they hit the market, or in this case, before. Enter the kickstarter campaign for Dartstrip, the chic, sleek and easy-to-use hanging system you need to know about.
All a little reader really needs is a book, but a soft place to curl up, a light and maybe even a bit of privacy doesn't hurt. I love the trend of repurposing kids closets as reading nooks. You can keep the door to make a secret reading hideaway or take the doors off to make small rooms seem bigger.