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A 495-Square-Foot ‘Contemporary Indian’ Studio Apartment Uses Every Nook and Corner

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Name: Sabina Chhetri
Location: Chennai, India
Type of home: Studio Apartment
Size: 495 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: This 495-square-foot studio apartment has been my life and soul since 2021. I’ve been utilizing every nook and corner for product styling, shoots, static posts, etc. I live alone and love spending most of the time at home, not to mention I admire my little space.

The apartment is a reflection of my identity and has the things I love and admire. I love adding more accessories.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Contemporary Indian home style

What is your favorite room and why? The entire studio is my favorite room. I love the fact that I can play around and make use of the space the way I want. There are no specific rooms for anything. I get to use them the way I like.

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? I bought these cute terracotta plates for wall decor. They are plain wall hanging plates made of clay, which are very famous in India. I got the empty plates so that I could try some DIY crafts, which turned out really well.

Any advice for creating a home you love? Creating a home is a slow process and we should enjoy the journey. How well organized the home is, it’s never enough. In my case I love rearranging and would experiment in every nook and corner. My advice would be “enjoy the process.”

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