Leslie's Enchanting Sunlight

Leslie's Enchanting Sunlight

Gregory Han
May 17, 2013

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Chicago, IL
Square Feet:
What I Love About My Small Home:
I am consistently enchanted about the amount of natural sunlight I get in my space. And even though it is a relatively tiny space, it is perfectly sized for me. I love the older architecture of the building, especially the wainscoting detail and also the archways in the entrance and between my living room to work space area.
Biggest Challenge of Living in a Small Space:
I feel like the biggest challenge for me was finding a balance between feeling homey without overcrowding, and choosing the right furniture pieces that wouldn't block my window and light, but give me much needed storage.

How I went about solving this was pretty simple. I decided that I was going to throw out the idea of choosing elements because they fit a certain style or look and just focused on items that brought me joy to look at. This was key because by living in such a small space, nothing is out of sight.

And finally, my quest for furniture pieces with storage and great aesthetic. I feel like my triumph here is that I am moving slowly in acquiring the right pieces for my space that will add value and serve a purpose.
If I am the Grand Prize winner of Small Cool, the item(s) or project(s) from my home design wishlist that I'd like to spend my winnings on are::
If I win, I would look to enhance 5 areas of my home. My living room storage system, bathroom, kitchen, entryway, and greenery.

In my living room, I have been looking for something that might hide my TV, but give me a floor to ceiling storage solution that I can use both for entertainment and additional drawer space for folded clothes.

For my bathroom, I would love to see a more sophisticated approach to the necessary items needed in this space, maybe working in a linen storage and bathroom items solution without crowding.

My kitchen needs additional counter space and some hung personality. I would like to add a narrow island and some shelving so I can display my cooking books with pride and have a place to chop up my latest culinary creation.

In my entryway I would love to see something for people to hang their hats and place their shoes when they stop by.

And finally, my whole space could use a lot more greenery. I would like to grow a succulent garden and maybe incorporate a indoor house tree.

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