East #16: Heather's Leafy Oasis

East #16: Heather's Leafy Oasis

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Maxwell Ryan
Apr 11, 2008

Name: Heather
Location: Lower East Side, NY
Size: 400 sf
Rent/Own: Own

What is the advantage of SMALL? Living in a small home forces you to select and display only those items which deeply matter to you and which better represent you. Because of that, you and everyone else can get a better sense of you who are just by seeing what you have chosen to reveal in your little rooms...

What's your favorite resource for your home?

Because of my tight budget, my furniture is from low-key discount outlets. I'm very thankful to be an artist so that I can rely on my own creativity to kit out the rest of the place in my own personal style.

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home?

Since this is my first home to have all to myself, the favorite part about it is being able to surround myself with the artwork I've created myself and plants which remind me of the woods I grew up in.

I've always loved nature and art and exotic locales so I try to bring elements of all into my place to create a peaceful home. It's so nice to have my own quiet retreat even though I live in the bustling heart of the Lower East Side, NYC.

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