#5: Gene's Dynamic Bike Den

#5: Gene's Dynamic Bike Den

Lisa
Apr 12, 2007

Name: Gene
Location: Seattle
Size & Type: 633 square foot 1-bedroom

Favorite resource:

Apartment Therapy – honestly! I've gotten so many great ideas from your site.

Pitch:

I really enjoy living in a small apartment and the challenges that go along with it; every decorating decision is a balancing act of aesthetics, practicality, efficiency and budget concerns. Lots of my furniture is multi-purpose, and nothing is tempting for my cat to scratch up.

Pitch Cont'd:

Also, my home demonstrates that you can indulge the most space-impractical passion (in my case, vintage track bikes – I have four of them!) in a small apartment and it needn't feel cramped or haphazard. I made my place as bright and colorful as I could to counteract our gray Seattle winters.

Your favorite element:

The room-divider/shelving unit completely transformed my apartment. It turned an overly long and narrow space into two very practical and attractive ones: a cozy living room and, on the other side, a small office. In addition, it provides great storage and attractive display space, and because it is a translucent white plastic, it does not block off the light from the window. And finally, my cat really loves to climb up and perch from the top of the unit.

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