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- St Louis, MO
- Square Feet:
- What I Love About My Small Home:
- The first things we fell in love with when we found this little home were the high ceilings and open areas/rooms that bleed into one another, yet every part feels like its own entity. We love the "shotgun" style of the apartment and the enclosed "sun-room" or porch at the very end off the bedroom. I would often start from one end of the house and run quickly to the other, sliding on the hardwood midway in my socks until I reached the end. I love the archways, the stained glass, and the little nooks that are tucked away. I especially love the original tiling on the bathroom floor. We have loved hosting so many people for suppers and parties in the cozy space of this little apartment of ours.
- Biggest Challenge of Living in a Small Space
- The biggest challenge was by far the fact that our landlord prohibits painting. I love color and to find out that we were unable to paint posed a great challenge in designing our little space. I solved this as best I could by added color through vintage furniture and accessories such as our curtains, couches, artwork and signs. I also found a large 1950's church pew that I fixed up and painted green for the "entry way". So I've tried to incorporate cheerful colors in ways other than paint on a wall. When I did all this, the white walls weren't so bad after all!
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