Small Cool 2009: Dana's Neutral Foundation

Small Cool 2009: Dana's Neutral Foundation

Aaron Able
Apr 15, 2009

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Who Lives Here: Dana + husband + dog Sophie
Location: Upper West Side, New York City
Size: 700 square feet

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? My favorite is the neutral color palette I chose for the walls and furniture in the living room. I like to frequently tweak elements of the design as my taste changes over time. So in choosing neutrals for my more large scale pieces it lets me have more fun in my selection of decorative items like pillows, throws, vases, etc. These pops of color aren't overwhelming for the small space and most importantly gives me the freedom to easily change these things out to transform the room.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your small home? The living room is long and rectangular in shape so it made it difficult to create a symmetrical seating area with a sofa, chair set and an entertainment unit without it looking cluttered so I had to consolidate pieces. I got a sectional that provided plenty of seating space and stretched across the living room in length and an armoire which I placed on the opposing wall that houses the TV and media equipment but also minimized the look of clutter and created the illusion of a wider space from its mirrored reflection.

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