Jacqueline's Big Statement

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Name:
Jacqueline
Location:
New York, NY
Square Feet:
325
Division:
Teeny-Tiny
What I Love About My Small Home:
While we grew up in the same town as children, our cozy apartment is a reflection of the many places we have travelled. With paintings hailing from Tanzania to Paris, and a few DIY projects along the way, we used art to make a big statement in a small space. We love how our blend of styles has served as a great conversation starter for all the large and lively gatherings (believe it or not!) we have hosted in our first year in New York City. Our small space certainly doesn't lack personality!
Biggest Challenge of Living in a Small Space
Decorating a small apartment becomes even more difficult when it is in the basement. Since the apartment is lacking in natural light, we used pops of color and crisp whites to keep things bright. Another challenge we had to deal with in an apartment with angular walls and odd nooks was finding furniture that was multi-functional without sacrificing style. For example, the ottoman in the living room also serves as a coffee table or additional seating when guests are over. The flea market cabinet we refurbished doubles as an entertainment console and a kitchen pantry. While we sacrificed some luxuries due to space, it forced us to make smart design choices which resulted in a successful collaboration.
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