Midwest #2 - Lizzie's Cozy Chicago Hideaway

Midwest #2 - Lizzie's Cozy Chicago Hideaway

Janel Laban
Apr 2, 2008

Name: Lizzie
Location: Chicago
Size: 370 sf
Rent/Own: Rent

What is the advantage of SMALL? There are lots of practical advantages to small - lower energy bills, easier cleaning, a smaller environmental footprint. But there is also a sense of warmth and coziness in smaller spaces that I absolutely love.

What's your favorite resource for your home?

I get lots of inspiration from magazines, websites (like AT!), and Flickr. Usually once I am inspired i can find what I'm looking for in my price range by scouring Craigslist, estate sales, Ikea.

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home?

I think the rug is the unifying element that ties the space together in terms of color (it has all of my favorites in it!), but it also really helps to divide the main living space into “sections” so I have more distinct sleeping and sitting areas. It was a Craigslist find and is surprisingly HUGE (it's actually too big for the space -I currently have it folded under itself!).

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