East #36: Colleen's Petite Pad

Name: Colleen
Location: Tribeca, NYC
Size: 700 sf
Rent/Own: Own

What is the advantage of SMALL? The best thing about small is that it keeps consuming habits in check. I love living in an environment that is zen and minimal and calming to my spirit...

What is the advantage of SMALL? CONT'D

Living small means I have to reflect long and hard on adding anything and resist the temptation to buy more stuff I don't need.

What's your favorite resource for your home?

I have a soft spot for decorative items so I would have to say ModCats (www.modcats.com). They have a great selection of unique pieces - much less cluttered than eBay and not as pricey as 1st Dibs.

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

I am lucky to have floor to ceiling windows in my living room and in my bedroom, so the apartment is flooded with natural light.