Small Cool 2010: Matt's Original Detail

Small Cool 2010: Matt's Original Detail

Aaron Able
Apr 23, 2010


Who Lives Here: Matt
Location: Astoria — Queens, NYC
Size: 375 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? When I first saw the apartment I was immediately drawn in by all of the original detail, including the contrasting stained border around the hardwood floors, the original door knobs (now restored from many unfortunate layers of paint), and picture rail moulding.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? With only 375 square feet of space and one small closet, space planning was definitely my biggest challenge. I didn't want to go with a Murphy bed or fill the apartment with pieces that would need to be moved, adjusted or hidden away on a daily basis. So I looked for furniture that could remain (relatively) stationary, fit well within the space and still serve all the daily needs. Really the only piece that does double duty is the large table on casters. It's mostly used as a desk but is large enough to function as a dining table with minimal adjustments.

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