Location: Los Angeles, CA
Size: 485 sq. ft. apartment
What is the advantage of SMALL? Small fuels my imagination and gets me thinking strategically about ways to work with space. The need to streamline sharpens my mind. Small comforts me when I retreat from the sprawling city. Small is affordable, and it gives me all I need.
What's your favorite resource for your home?
I got most of my furniture from craigslist, and get design ideas from catalogs, magazines, and the internet.
What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home?
I have many favorite elements in my small, cool home. I love the whole apartment because it has everything I wanted--light walls and natural light, wooden floors, a bathtub, a laundry in the building, and a separate office--all on my tiny grad student budget! I was so excited when I found it and every day I feel grateful for this space. It means independence, which gives me courage and hope.
I live and work here, so I've tried to make it an inspirational and peaceful refuge. It's a work in progress, and my office really needs re-organizng, but I am happy in my little home just as it is.