Louisa Makes the Most of 400 Square Feet

Louisa Makes the Most of 400 Square Feet

Aaron Able
Mar 22, 2011
Name: Louisa + husband + schizophrenic cat Location: Astoria — Queens, New York Since we happen to have way more creativity than money just about everything in the apartment was either found (on the streets of NYC), bought at a yard-sale or flea-market or bargained for on some market in South America or Africa (such as a bunch of taqiyahs, wood masks or a few drums), then repainted, repurposed or banged up on the wall. If I see something I love but cannot afford, few things will give me as much satisfaction as figuring out how I can recreate it. I am from Sweden and my husband is from Ecuador (the cat is the only one who is a true New Yorker) so maybe our style could be described as Scandinavia meets the beach with a global twist. I am inspired by anything ethnic from suzanis to hand-woven baskets, I love typography, quotes and frames, and anything that was made by heart and creativity. Our biggest challenge is the constant lack of space and my love for acquiring more stuff — though the benefits of this predicament include getting even more innovative with what space we have as well as more savings. Thanks Louisa! • HOUSE TOUR ARCHIVE Check out past house tours here • Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour Submission Form. • Are you a designer/architect/decorator interested in sharing a residential project with Apartment Therapy readers? Contact the editors through our Professional Submission Form.
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