Small Cool 2010: Katie's Fun With Color

Small Cool 2010: Katie's Fun With Color

Aaron Able
Apr 23, 2010


Who Lives Here: Katie + cat, Lyla
Location: Venable — Charlottesville, Virginia
Size: 911 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? I love my study! It is just the right size for a desk, comfortable reading chair, and bookshelf. Plus, the light that comes through the window in there is perfect for keeping me awake while I'm trying to study, and the bright colors in the rug and pictures on the wall don't hurt much either. It is also the room where I had the most fun with colors.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? Like many people, my biggest challenge was my budget. I am a law student with no current income, but I love to decorate. The apartment itself is old and has none of its own character, so it was necessary for me to add my own personal touch while staying within my budget and remembering that I live here only 8 months of the year and will be moving out again when I graduate. Doing this required me to take my time and to constantly shop sales, inexpensive retail stores, and outlet malls, and, of course, scour Craigslist. Though it has taken me a while, I feel like I have finally created a space that truly feels like home and reflects my own personality.

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