Small Cool 2009: Mikki's Historic Charm

Small Cool 2009: Mikki's Historic Charm

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Janel Laban
Apr 7, 2009

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Who Lives There: Mikki
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Size: 980 square feet

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? One of my favorite elements of my small cool home is it's historic charm. In 1823 it was a Cigar Factory but was recently converted into modern lofts. I love the red brick walls, tall ceilings with exposed timber, paired with stainless steel appliances, and the overall open feel of it.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your small home? One of my biggest challenges is working within my minuscule budget. My place also lacks adequate storage. Creativity is key. I revamped pieces like an old lamp I had for years with a more modern shade, created a divider with inexpensive curtains from IKEA for additional storage, scrounged everywhere for good deals and happily accepted other peoples' hand-me-downs. The most helpful resource was all of Apartment Therapy's inspirational photos and seeing what worked for fellow readers!

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