Small Cool 2010: Kittie's Useful & Beautiful

Teeny Tiny Division #16


Who Lives Here: Kittie + Shih-Tzu (+ husband part of the time)
Location: Tudor City — NYC
Size: 194 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? That it is a serene retreat with everything I need to live graciously and run my business in such a small footprint.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? The challenge was the teeny-tiny space, and that I wasn't prepared to sacrifice either my stuff or my comfort!
The solutions I created were based on this quote from William Morris in 1882: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or consider to be beautiful". If any of my stuff didn't meet either of those criteria, it didn't make into the apartment.
Additionally, every piece of furniture does double (or triple!) duty, and I designed built-ins with hidden storage, and searched out every nook and cranny for even more storage.
Resources I used most were overstock.com, csnstores.com, homedecorators.com, and of course my lovely, patient contractor!

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