Small Cool 2009: Gingerpop's Bargain Hunt

Tiny Division #30

Who Lives There: Gingerpop and Kinsey kitten
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Size: 425 square feet

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? My couch is my most recent addition, and I'm absolutely in love with it. After suffering through a year and a half of stiff, boring IKEA "couch-dom", I finally have a beautiful 1940's settee. It was a find, a bargain, and a very welcome addition to my apartment.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your small home?
Working on a college student's budget, I had to learn to pace myself. I really built my apartment. I hunted for bargains, and saved for pieces I really wanted. In doing so I learned to be resourceful, and sort of hunt off the beaten path for finds.

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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.