Small Cool 2011 U.S. Winner: Jordan from Brooklyn

The readers have spoken and our 2011 Small Cool winner has been decided! After a neck and neck race to the finish, this years grand prize goes to the finalist in the "Tiny" category, Jordan! Our 2011 U.S. winner, Jordan, lives in this sun-drenched 460 square foot apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. When revealing what she loves about her home, she describes a triple threat — a near perfect combination of light (lots of it), location (one stop outside Manhattan) and most importantly, an infusion of a "welcoming and restorative" vibe.

The small home is filled with personal touches that pop the sense of comfort and personality up a level — a vintage portrait over the stove, mismatched lamps and cozy throws in the living room and a great mini collection of classic chairs. (Which is something this entry has in common with our International winner's home.)

Jordan's biggest challenge is one that most small space residents can relate to — a lack of storage. With just one closet she's had to get creative and therefore, most of her home is populated with pieces that have drawers or shelves (even the bed!), which do the job of keeping the clutter under control so she and her guests can focus on enjoying the sunny space.

Check out the complete entry: Jordan's Light, Location & Vibe

Congratulations, Jordan and thank you for sharing your Small, Cool home with us!

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