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Sierra's 800-Square-Foot Apartment in New York

Apartment Therapy's Small/Cool Contest

Sierra's 800-Square-Foot Apartment in New York

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Home Type
Apartment
Location
Brooklyn, New York
Style
Eclectic
Mid-Century Modern
Vintage
Bedrooms
2
Square feet
800
Sq ft
800

Name: Sierra Cole

Years lived in: 1-2 years, rented

Household: My tuxedo cat Ari

Have any design professionals worked on this space? No

Why is your home the smallest, coolest space?

This is my very first apartment on my own and I wanted it to reflect who I was at this point in life, so I included bright colors, lots of florals, and eclectic vintage decor. Finding storage in unexpected places like vintage suitcases keeps the apartment from feeling cluttered, while still including knickknacks galore. It's my favorite place in New York.

How does your home reflect you?

This apartment is a reflection of the sometimes weird, but always beautiful stage of life I'm in, between being a real adult and still not being able to call my doctor without anxiety. Every item has a memory behind it — a big joy in life for me is treasure hunting for antiques and giving new life to an object that has lasted for so many years. I also have a fully pink office, because why not?