Small Cool 2009: Sayf & Shruti's Elegant Minimalism

International Division #08

Who Lives There: Sayf & Shruti
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Size: 751 square feet

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? Our unit has 10 ft ceilings and polished concrete floors; we designed our floating bamboo floor to complement the industrial feel of the loft and demarcate the den from the passageway leading to the main living area. We re-used my mom's raw silk curtains for the blinds to add a layer of warmth to the living space. In our bedroom, we added a band of fabric to extend the curtains.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your small home? Finding compact pieces of furniture that were modern, elegant and minimalistic, conveyed our personalities, and meshed with the industrial feel of the concrete floors and ceilings.

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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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