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Name: Alexandra Curtis and dog Jake
Location: Old Town — Scottsdale, Arizona
Size: 831 square feet
Years lived in: 5 months, owned

I bought this condo in July. Designed and renovated it myself (renovated with the help of a few people). My last house was white and bright, so I figured I would do the complete opposite with this new space. With such tall ceilings it allowed for a much darker color palette. I live here alone with my dog, Jake. Every time someone new comes over the first comment made is about my ceiling fans and how awesome they are.

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Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Clean, masculine, natural

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What is your favorite room and why? My favorite room is the kitchen because it’s all black, very sleek, and minimalist.

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If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? I would want more storage! And maybe have a really interesting way to block off the bedroom from the rest of the open space.

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What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? I literally just bought eight frames! I have three metal ledges from CB2 that I am preparing to put on a blank wall to become my art/gallery wall.

My dog Jake perfectly blending with the color palette. (Image credit: Aaron Markus)

Any advice for creating a home you love? Keep the color palette classic and clean. You can always add color pops with pieces you can easily change. Calm and neutral is best.

Thanks, Alexandra!

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