Small Cool 2010: Sophie's Fun to "Finish"

Little Division # 25


Who Lives Here: Sophie and her husband Location: Valley Village, California Size: 800 square feet

What is your favorite element of your Small & Cool home? Everything! We lived in a house with roommates for the first five years that we were married. This is our first apartment of our own that we have been able to decorate.

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Favorite element, cont.: We have only lived here for 7 months, but when we moved in we had literally had a bed, coffee table and a chair. It is has been so fun trying to figure out what our decorating style is. We love going to estate sales and thrift stores every weekend trying to "finish" the apartment. We love the light that we get from all of the windows, the amount of storage we have, the large bathroom, and the updated kitchen. Oops, were we suppose to choose one element???

What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your Small Cool home? When we first looked at this apartment, we immediately were turned off by the carpet. We were set in our minds that we wanted hardwood floors, but there were so many other great things (the neighborhood, the light, the updates, the price....) that we couldn't stop thinking about it. We have learned to live with the carpet (and the lack of air conditioning). The good outweighed the bad, and we know that one day we will have hardwood floors and central air conditioning. Until then, we try to focus on the things we love about the apartment and we hang out in the bedroom with the wall AC for the hot summer months.

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