East Semi-Finalist #2: 42anderson's Love, Eat, Party

Name: 42anderson
Location: Boston, MA
Type: 520 square feet One Bedroom
Go to: Original Entry

42anderson's favorite OTHER entry:

London Urchin - had a similar spirit to our entry, mixing of contemporary space and color in an older shell.

What is your next improvement (if you could do anything)?:

We start Round Two of this contest with heavy hearts. We are in the process of moving to California... San Francisco. The apartment is almost completely packed up, so some of the photos are old.

For us creating a small space that feels like much more requires thinking inside the box.

You have to reject the living spaces that infect the catalogs that clog your (probably small) mailbox. The use of color is critical as a tool to either link a series of spaces together or create separation in one large space.

We used color in this apartment in an attempt to do both at once, depending in which part of the space you are in. Large blocks of color create individual volumes of space. Then objects, like furniture, carpets and paintings have complementary colors that pull the living space together as a whole.

The video doesn't show the entire apartment, but the end of one of the last meals in our wonderful kitchen.

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