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Apartment Therapy's Small/Cool Contest

Dorota's 281-Square-Foot Apartment in Poland

Apartment Therapy's Small/Cool Contest

Dorota's 281-Square-Foot Apartment in Poland

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Home Type
Apartment
Location
Gdansk, Poland
Style
Contemporary
Minimal
Organic Modern
Bedrooms
1
Square feet
281
Sq ft
281

Name: Dorota Skowrońska

Years lived in: 3-5 years, owned

Household: My cats, Kizia Mizia and Misio

Have any design professionals worked on this space? No

Why is your home the smallest, coolest space?

My tiny space in on the top floor of an old block of apartments in a green district of Gdansk. It's calm, sunny, and comfortable (despite the limited space). It's perfectly sized for my needs, with the WFH desk, a sofa large enough for me and my cats, a kitchenette big enough to cook normal meals for myself, a double bed (again, fitting two cats and one human), and a walk-in closet — literally!

How does your home reflect you?

I'm a minimalist and like to own only the things that are useful or meaningful. My cats' needs are important: comfortable cushions on the window sill, woolen blankets, and easy access for the elderly Kizia Mizia. I love plants and keep expanding my collections of philodendrons, monsteras and pothos vines. As an autistic person, I need a soothing environment that lets me regulate and rest.