Midwest Semi-Finalist #4: Olivia Leigh's Limited Time, Lovely Space

Name: Olivia Leigh
Location: Chicago
Size & Type: 555 sq. ft. one bedroom

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1. Who was your favorite entry and why?

For aesthetics, I really like Becky & Chris' Nice to Come Home To (No. 8, Chicago) and Laure's Sparkling Space (No. 19, LA). Both have a light and airy quality that I aspire to, and both also use colour in fabulous ways, accenting, but not overwhelming the space. In terms of meeting the challenges of a small space, however, I think Daniel's Idiosyncratic Little Pad (No. 28, NYC) is stellar. I love all of the ingenious storage and organization, and he's utilized the space so well.

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What's your next improvement?

I'm actually very satisfied with my apartment at present, especially given some of the circumstances that would prevent me from removing certain pieces or doing major renovations. However, I do have a few things I would be interested in replacing--a rather bland bookcase in the hall, perhaps a different couch. I'll probably be leaving my apartment when the sublease ends at the end of this year, so finding a great space will be my next major goal!