Small Cool 2010: Rita Marie's Cozy Conversion

Small Division #1


Who Lives Here: Rita Marie (and her Persian, Gracie, along with a periodic array of foster cats)
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Size: 827 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home?It feels cozy. When I get home, I feel like I am home and safe. I feel blessed. I light candles, listen to music, and watch the fountain outside my patio and the world seems to go away.

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? When I bought the condo, it was in horrid condition. The apartment was light gray and stained. The paint job was haphazard and uneven. The kitchen was this lemon yellow with blue paint streaks running hear and there on the cabinets and walls. I painted, installed a backsplash, put new hardware on everything, and replaced the carpet. I like unique pieces, so I searched flea markets and garage sales, coupling those purchases with a few higher end pieces. I needed a dining room because I love to have people over, so I bought a couch that is almost the size of a twin bed. Two people have slept on it at the same time! I buy things I love and they all seem to go together; resources and inspiration come from everywhere and every home I see.

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