Small Cool 2009: Nick's Smart Small Space

Small Cool 2009: Nick's Smart Small Space

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Janel Laban
Apr 14, 2009

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Who Lives There: Nick (and his cat)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Size: 600 square feet

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? The open space and great natural light let me show off some of the art I didn't have room to display in my old apartment. The painting hanging over the dresser was a $10 Chelsea Flea Market find from several years ago when I lived in New York. I know absolutely nothing about it, but I love that right half of the face was never finished. I scored the vintage campaign poster and Sleater-Kinney poster on eBay, and the smaller frames hold vintage comic books that I've happened upon over the years.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your small home? I moved into this space after living in a 250 sq. ft. apartment. I loved the open floor plan and the (comparably) large, white space, so the biggest challenge was in organizing the furnishings so as not to clutter up or crowd the apartment. Luckily I was able to convert the closet space next to the kitchen into a small office, which holds my desk and bookshelves. Removing one of the baseboards from inside the closet allowed two white Ikea bookcases to fit flush with the walls, creating a quiet little study.

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