East #30: Teresa's Beautiful Old Bones Redressed

East #30: Teresa's Beautiful Old Bones Redressed

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Maxwell Ryan
Apr 23, 2008

Name: Teresa
Location: Hoboken, NJ
Size: 562 sf
Rent/Own: Rent

What is the advantage of SMALL? Small is cozy and warm. I don't know what I would do with any more space, and as a single person I don't need anything more; this place feels like a city mansion to me...

What is the advantage of SMALL? CONT'D

I can see from one end to the other from my couch yet the railroad layout allows for both separate designated spaces and simultaneously a flow from one end to the other.

What's your favorite resource for your home?

Inspiration and decoration brought back with me from my travels...style-wise I definitely rely on my dosage of Apartment Therapy, domino magazine, real simple, and diy magazine to push me to try something new and inventive.

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

That its "old bones" (the somewhat ramshackle structure and construction) necessitate utilizing all of my creative energy and then some to make it into something that feels both homey and pretty. I really had to work to cover and cloak all the bruises of this place and it has made me love it all the more in the end.

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