Midwest #18: Lacey's Comfortingly Eclectic

Name: Lacey
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Size: 545 sf
Rent/Own: Rent

What is the advantage of SMALL? Small not only provides affordability for me, but a coziness that really makes it seem like home. Plus I was never a fan of chores--the smaller the place the fewer housekeeping obligations.

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What's your favorite resource for your home?

The post college years have been monetarily tough...so I'm a fan of the thrift store and a can of paint. With the exception of my "desk" all the furniture is either a hand-me-down or thrifted treasure.

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

I fell in love with the curtain dividing my bedroom the minute I hung it. In all the apartments I've lived, I've never had a closet in my bedroom. The curtain helps hide all the clothes and clutter when people either enter my room or see it from the living room.


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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.

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