East #20: Uma's Minimal Chic Studio

Name: Uma
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA
Size: 591
Rent/Own: Own

What is the advantage of SMALL? Living big with minimal resources. Downsizing from a 2000sq ft loft to a 591sq ft studio has allowed me to live much more efficiently. This include to be extra creative in terns of choosing "the" right furniture, using less resources, and no more 20+ pairs of shoes, for sure...

What's your favorite resource for your home?

My boyfriend David (who has a great sense of space and style), and the House Tours section of apartmenttherapy.com. I like the fact that real people show their houses, and that real members discuss the pros and cons. I find their suggestions valuable because they are based on true life experiences.

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

Just enough color splashes makes the minimal style studio chic.

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