Small Cool 2009: West Loop Modern's Balanced Space

Little Division #31

Who Lives There: West Loop Modern & Wife
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Size: 790 square feet

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? Many elements make up and complete the whole, like our "Newton's Sisteen Chapel" minimalist painting, the free-literature light box, the "Knowledge Will Hold You Up" coffee table, our ugly dolls and plastic pup - but, our favorite element is the West facing windows which allow in beautiful light and a constant changing canvas of colors into our main living space.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your small home? One of the biggest challenges was not to compete with the natural light, but to use the light as a guide on how to give balance to the space with color, form, texture, and scale. The light was the driving force behind almost every design related decision. We sourced many on-line blogs for information/inspiration and shopped at an array stores from big box to antique but used basic intuition (i.e. trial and error) to put all the pieces together - though, like any healthy organism it's always evolving.

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