East #7: Yokie's Pops of Color

East #7: Yokie's Pops of Color

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Maxwell Ryan
Apr 3, 2008

Name: Yolanda
Location: Washington, DC
Size: 700
Rent/Own: Own

What is the advantage of SMALL? I really prefer small because it just makes everything easier for me. Easier to decorate, easier to clean and maintain, and it's better for the environment in terms of heating and cooling costs. As a single woman, I have all the space I need in 700 sq ft....

What's your favorite resource for your home?

There are so many (including IKEA, Room and Board, CB2, West Elm etc), but these days I am really into foreign home magazines, like the British magazine Living Etc and Belle magazine from Australia. I am always inspired by the fresh ideas which are really original but quite simple.

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

My favorite element is my alcove/office (which also doubles as a guest room. On weekends, this is a great spot to read the paper and have tea. It gets plenty of sun and I can gaze out the window into my courtyard.

I also love my Australian aboriginal paintings and my orange lounge chair!

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