Robyn's Small Cottage

Robyn's Small Cottage

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Janel Laban
May 4, 2015
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Name:
Robyn
Location:
Alhambra, CA
Square Feet:
427
Division:
Tiny
What I Love About My Small Home:
My home, which is a small cottage, gets great light which makes it feel much larger than it is. It’s also the first home I’ve rented with a relatively large kitchen, which has led me to cook on a regular basis (spy the Kitchn cookbook?). And it’s just big enough to showcase the personal items and style that reflect who I am. I truly feel at home here (as does my little terrier, Izzy), and visitors comment on how comfortable and happy the space is.
Three of My Best Tips and Tricks for Creating a Successful Small Space::
While there's a temptation to make a small space stark to keep it open, filling it with personal touches, color, and lots of texture will keep it warm and inviting. My two previous apartments had closets galore, but this house has just one small closet in the bedroom. So I've had to be creative with storage: a bed with drawers (and a nightstand on casters that can be rolled out of the way), a storage bench by the front door, a coffee table that houses paperwork and files, and the beloved Expedit bookcase with storage boxes and bins. Having repeated colors throughout the space helps everything look intentional.
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