Small Cool 2010: Kristen's Right-Size Space

Small Division #6


Who Lives Here: Kristen + 1 + 2 weenie dogs
Location: Lakewood — Los Angeles, California
Size: 815 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? We love our very functional kitchen (especially the island with a 50 bottle wine fridge!)

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? The most difficult area to design around is our living room because the front door of our house enters right into the (already small) space…which means you have to create a primary circulation path through your living room furniture layout. To make this space work, we had to find right-sized furniture that would accommodate seating for 6 and find a way to contain all of the books and media neatly into one space. I ended up designing and building a built-in wall unit that helps define the entry, provides space for our vintage camera collection, and works around our old 1950 floor heater. My go-to resources were eBay (for our vintage furniture collection) and Room & Board for modern accompaniments to our vintage pieces.

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