Enrique's Magnificent Views

Enrique's Magnificent Views

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Name:
Enrique
Location:
Washington, DC
Square Feet:
550
Division:
Tiny
What I Love About My Small Home:
Without a doubt, the floor-to-ceiling windows that open my studio co-op unit to magnificent views of the Potomac River, the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial are my favorite feature. I also love my terrace, a highly functional outdoor space that allows me to sit down, relax or have a meal and enjoy the views of and the wonderful sunsets.
Three of My Best Tips and Tricks for Creating a Successful Small Space::
It is a small space, so for sleeping I decided to build a Murphy bed into the wall. Instead of trying to make it disappear I had it built as to be part of the architecture of the room. I call it the White Monolith. An architect friend of mine commented on the amount of time that one spends in the sleeping area compared to the living area and that conversation helped me decide how I would prioritize the use of the room. When purchasing my dining table it needed to be a work table first and a dining table second - not the other way around, which would be more conventional. A lot of my other pieces also have a double purpose. In a small space everything has to have a home and one thing out of place can make the it all look messy.
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