Small Cool 2010: Henrietta's Lucky Little Apartment

International Division # 23


Who Lives Here: Henrietta Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Size: 400 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? I was so lucky to find my little apartment. It is like a haven from the rest of the world. It is located among the tree tops, cooled by sea breezes and I have a wonderful old gumtree outside my window which changes its colour throughout the day. I wake up every morning to the sounds of kookaburras and lorikeets.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? In addition to being quite small, my apartment has an unusual shape and most of the walls and corners are at odd angles. My apartment is still a work in progress and I am trying to be patient in my search for special pieces that will fit into the unusual space and that are also very functional. I pulled up the carpet to discover beautiful old timber parquetry but there is a section at the veranda door that has been water-damaged and despite a lot of searching, I am yet to find replacement tiles (hence the rug!).

I have used Apartment Therapy and "small spaces" books to get inspiration, especially about storage solutions.

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