A Serene & Welcoming Apartment

published Aug 31, 2016
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Name: Inga
Location: Gahanna, Ohio

I live in a 746 square foot one bedroom apartment on the first floor, in a newly built apartment community in Gahanna, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus. Since I was the first tenant to occupy this particular unit, it really feels like MY home. It’s located in a great area, surrounded by premiere shopping centers, as well as a 10-minute drive to work, which is a major plus.

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I would label my aesthetic as transitional and ever-changing (literally. I’m so ridiculous); however, I always revert back to some sort of neutral palette. I love creating a peaceful, zen, chill vibe in my home, which is why Buddha statues fill each room. I can’t get enough of them!

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I gain inspiration from many sources – Apartment Therapy being the main one, of course! Others include Home Polish’s home tours, Pinterest, and whatever else catches my eye. I’m really drawn to an eclectic interior style, or a Scandinavian/minimal-inspired aesthetic when I’m looking for inspiration online. I also really get a kick out of seeing how others decorate their small living spaces.

Within the last year, I’ve discovered a newfound love for plants. Not sure where that came from, but touches of greenery throughout my small space makes me really happy.

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I love all of the updated features of my apartment – the 9 foot ceilings, the pendant lights over the kitchen counter, and the black appliances, which add a sleek touch to the kitchen area. My biggest challenge would probably be storage, but I do my best to make it work. Usually, when I buy something, I give something away, so it all works out!

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My favorite room is definitely my living room. It’s the first room people see when they enter my space, so it had to be official. Plus, it’s where I spend most of my time, so I focused on making that particular room a cozy, welcoming area because that is always the primary goal when I decorate. I believe your home should be your sanctuary, so put in that extra effort to make it so!

Thanks, Inge!

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