Without having had the privilege of visiting Emily's place in person, we see a lot of care and attention to making the small space open and inviting. A few of the things we love include: placement of mirror on bookshelf and (surprisingly) above the stove; that there's a full-on "dressing space" that includes upholstered panels for hanging jewelry; that the end of the kitchen counter doubles as a work space for laptop, etc.; that the tufted headboard of Emily's bed commands attention and the bed isn't shoved into a corner to conserve space (she must get good sleep here!); and of course, the DIY night tables Emily and her father created. Read on:
My style: Contemporary, though eclectic
Inspiration: Martha Stewart (updated)
Favorite Element: The deer head that I purchased from eBay and painted white.
Biggest Challenge: Preventing all of the furniture that I need from becoming clutter, or taking up too much of my very limited space.
What Friends Say: My former roommate said, “Wow, it’s so nice, and so clean… I miss living with you.”
Biggest Indulgence: My reproduction Barcelona chair found on Craigslist.
Best advice: Come up with a floor plan, assess what you have, and figure out what you need. Use some of your favorite magazine images or a favorite movie scene, or some inspirational visual to create a color scheme and feeling that you want your space to have.
Dream source: Wright Auction, having stepped into their warehouse prior to last year's mass modern auction… made me wish I had thousands of dollars and a Saturday at my disposal.
Resources: Craigslist, Ikea, Anthropologie, the Antique Mall (just north of Broadway Antique Market), Target and many other antique stores.