East #9: Roxy's Room to Grow

East #9: Roxy's Room to Grow

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Maxwell Ryan
Apr 4, 2008

Name: Roxy
Location: Upper East Side, NY
Size: 270
Rent/Own: Rent

What is the advantage of SMALL? t's cozy. My apartment feels lived in and comfy. I haven't lived here very long so I'm still figuring some things out. Then again, I'm surprised at how many guests I've fit in at once. Small has taught me to release items I'm not using and consider my purchases more carefully. And when I make it back from work I feel like I'm home....

What's your favorite resource for your home?

The outdoors. I may live in the city now but I grew up in the woods. Without even realizing it I chose colors that make me think of trees, snow, flowers and other outdoor elements. My friends and I jokingly call my apartment the 4 seasons -- not as in the hotel chain but as in winter, spring, summer and fall.

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

My bed. I debated switching to a daybed but didn't want to give up my comfy full-sized mattress. Through some research I was able to find an alternate solution to maximize the space. I ditched my old bed frame and now use two Ikea Lack Shelves to create storage underneath.

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