Small Cool 2010: Courtney's Cleverly Concealed

Small Cool 2010: Courtney's Cleverly Concealed

Aaron Able
Apr 23, 2010


Who Lives Here: Courtney + husband + cat, Madame Martha
Location: Red Hook — Brooklyn, NYC
Size: 410 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? We love the open floor plan of our apartment. Even though it's small and we have to be clever with how to store things (my husband is a photographer, so we must cleverly conceal quite a bit of photography equipment), it always feels very open and airy. The tall windows and ceilings also help with this.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? Furniture. We definitely had to consider our space constraints when purchasing a couch, bed, television stand, etc. We even were able to rearrange certain things, such as angling our refrigerator to accommodate a four seater kitchen table. By doing this, we also angled a bookshelf on the other side, which created a space where we store our mops and brooms so they're not always in plain sight.

We did a bit of research and found that there are a lot of great furniture stores in the New York City area that offer "apartment sized" furniture and interesting storage solutions, such as Room & Board, CB2 and West Elm. IKEA is always a great resource as well. Most of our bookshelves and a few other furniture pieces we acquired at stoop sales or inheriting from friends who were moving.

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