This Georgia Rental Home Is a “Funky” Place Where Creatives Thrive

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Eclectic apartment living room with boucle love seat and ottoman. Wavy decal runs through gallery wall.
Credit: Sam Gayler

Name: Sam Gayler; boyfriend, Harris; and cat, Boo
Location: Dawsonville, Georgia
Type of home: Apartment
Square Footage: 880 square feet
Years lived in: 10 months, renting

Credit: Sam Gayler

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there. My boyfriend, Harris; cat, Boo; and I have lived in this space for almost a year. We’re located 40 minutes outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and we’ve loved making this space our own. I am a studio art major graduating this June from the University of North Georgia and I am currently planning to get my Master’s in interior design through the Savannah College of Art and Design this fall. My boyfriend, Harris, is a music production major attending Berklee College of Music online, as well as interning for a music studio in Atlanta. This space has truly been amazing for both of us to be able to create and bring our dreams to life!

Credit: Sam Gayler

I tend to anchor my decor with neutral colors and accessorize with lots of color, texture, and shape continuously throughout the space.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or fewer: A place where creatives thrive.

Credit: Sam Gayler

What is your favorite room and why? My favorite room is the living room. While the apartment is quite open-concept, I feel this particular space is able to seamlessly transform from a calming spot to drink your morning coffee, to a place to wind down and relax, while still being interesting and unique.

Credit: Sam Gayler

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? My two most recent purchases/finds for our funky apartment have been a curvy bouclé sofa (secondhand on Marketplace for $300) and a milk-glass candle holder from a boutique ($18) in my college town.

Credit: Sam Gayler

Any advice for creating a home you love? Put your own ideas and desires over design trends so you can enjoy your interiors as long as possible! I consider my home to be an eclectic museum of the things I love, and I have been extremely happy thus far.

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