Small Cool 2010: Andrea's Second Start

Little Division #32


Who Lives Here: Andrea + dog
Location: Midtown East — NYC
Size: 650 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? I love my mid-century sectional sofa. I found it in a consignment shop and had it reupholstered. It's the centerpiece of the apartment — the place I love to relax and guests are drawn to it like a magnet.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? When I entered Small Cool 2008 I had just launched my New York life. But then family illness pulled me back to my hometown for a year and I had to sublet the apartment. When I finally returned last fall, I had to start all over again, this time making it my half-time home (so I could spend the other half in Baltimore, where I'm needed). Redoing almost everything in the apartment was a good way to start fresh once again. As before, my most valuable resources were thrift shops, my own collection of stuff, IKEA, and the many design blogs I frequent, most notably Apartment Therapy!

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