Name: Stephanie
Location: St. Louis, MO
Size: 645 sf
Rent/Own: Rent

What is the advantage of SMALL? I love living in a small space. It helps me to focus on just the basics. I don't feel overwhelmed with possessions and I feel like if I moved I could sell it all with no hesitation. I also feel that it is easier for me to create a cozy place where I can feel relaxed and at ease.

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What's your favorite resource for your home?

I am working on getting my MFA in studio art so basically that translates as "I have no money." I think even if I did have money I would still shop at the same places...IKEA, thrift stores and craigslist.

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What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home?

My favorite element in my home is the art work that I have received from my friends who are artists. I like my furnishings to be simple so for me the art is what stands out. I think its a great way to personalize a space and make a statement.

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