This Cozy and Stylish 417-Square-Foot Apartment Used to Be a Basement

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Name: Katsia Augustin
Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Type of home: Basement Apartment
Size: 417 square feet
Years lived in: Renting the apartment 1 year, but lived in the main house with parents for all my life

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Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I decided to renovate and convert my parent’s basement into an apartment, and I’ve been living there on my own for a year now. My space is constantly evolving (I don’t think I’ll ever be done)! I love finding wall art, plants, and one-of-a-kind pieces that feel like my home.

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Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Modern, cultured, eclectic, artistic, and comfortable

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I would consider myself an artsy person. I received my B.S. in Interior Design, and I’m an avid traveler. I’ve been to over 24 countries, which have inspired the feel and look of my home.

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What is your favorite room and why? My favorite space would be the living room. I love my comfortable mid-century-inspired West Elm couch and my large rug. The color in the rug pulls everything together in the space.

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What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The last piece that I purchased was an old-school record player, and I bought it at Remix Market, a secondhand shop in my home city. It’s a furniture piece, and I absolutely love it! My brother and I are planning on refurbishing it by adding a sound system and my modern player.

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Any advice for creating a home you love? Be inspired by trends, but always create your space with the things you love. It’s the key to still loving your space after trends come and go.

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This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.