Christina's Shotgun Style

Christina's Shotgun Style

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Nancy Mitchell
Apr 23, 2012
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Name:
Christina
Location:
St Louis, MO
Square Feet:
900
Division:
Small
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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