A Cozy Puerto Rican Apartment Is Airy and Personal

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Buffet with rattan doors beneath palm tree artwork

Name: Coralys Guzman
Location: Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 1,045 square feet
Years lived in: 9 months

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: A few years ago I was just able to dream about what I’ve been able to create with the help of my very supportive husband. Today, we not only have our own space, but it also truly reflects what we believe a home is all about, which is a sanctuary where its habitants can be and express themselves as they will.

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Airy, modern, personal

What is your favorite room and why? Probably the dining room because it has not only a lot of our story told by a gallery wall but also our dining table truly represents our journey. We were starting from the very bottom and really wanted to make a beautiful space without bleeding our bank accounts, which is why you will find a lot of DIYs, but my favorite was an old broken table where we now eat, gather as a family, and make memories.

Any advice for creating a home you love? Follow your heart instead of trends and uniqueness instead of brands.

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.