Name: Allison and Bo
Size: 509 sq. ft.
Rent/Own: Owned house
What is the advantage of SMALL? Small means less. Less to clean, less clutter, less toll on the environment...
What is the advantage of SMALL? CONT'D
...What's more, small is cozy; it fosters closeness between live-ins. And hey -- the smaller your digs, the cooler: when space is at a premium, you can't waste it on pieces you don't l-o-v-e.
What's your favorite resource for your home?
Antique malls, thrift marts, and Grandpa's basement: most of our pieces are secondhand, and our decorating inspiration comes mainly from nostalgia for childhood visits to family farms.
What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home?
The vaulted ceilings, which provide vertical space, a home for skylights, and an awesome sense of openness -- not to mention a snuggly sleeping loft.