Small Cool 2010: Cynthia's Inner Sunset Studio

Small Cool 2010: Cynthia's Inner Sunset Studio

Aaron Able
Apr 23, 2010


Who Lives Here: Cynthia
Location: Inner Sunset — San Francisco, California
Size: 250 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? There are so many things I love about my place — the window that runs the length of the room, my big bright lamp, my art from Japan travels…but if I had to pick one it'd maybe be my vintage 50's wire dress form — the kind you put on like armor, snap up the front, and mold to your body! And for a bonus, it goes nicely with my 50-60's era Kenmore sewing machine/table (currently doubling as entryway table), which is another favorite.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? Teeny-tiny-ness, with no storage space, and a seriously small student budget! I might have the smallest contest entry yet. In the bathroom, there was no space to store any extra linens, toilet paper, etc., so it all went into a crunch container under the sink which used to be my hamper at my old apartment. Thanks to IKEA, I installed some pull-out workspace in my bookshelf and put the multifunction printer on the bottom shelf there as well. Box drawers were also put in to cut down on storage clutter. The ottoman acts as further storage, and perhaps as a coffee table one day, when I have space to have a couch, too. My bed is a futon, so if I really wanted to throw a party, I could fold it up to free up some space. Or it could one day act as a full-time couch when I can graduate to a real bed (I can hear the gallery groaning at the thought of a futon, but we all make do with what we have, right?) And good heavens! The gross brown carpet. Had to cover that up somehow, within budget, so IKEA was once again a savior.

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