Midwest #32: Ashley's Downtown Design on a Dime

Midwest #32: Ashley's Downtown Design on a Dime

Janel Laban
Apr 25, 2008

Name: Ashley
Location: Chicago
Size: 470 sf
Rent/Own: Rent

What is the advantage of SMALL? I moved from Florida where apartments are a lot larger, so this tiny apartment was a bit of a shock. However i love it now, its really easy to keep clean, its more sustainable, and it's easier to change if you get tired of its look.

What's your favorite resource for your home?

Ikea and Craigslist have been my best friends. I just graduated and moved to Chicago so I am on a tight budget so I like to buy pieces with shapes i like and refinish them if I need to. My desk and the orange pendant lights are two projects that I refinished.

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

I really like the artwork throughout the apartment because I made it all. I love to make cheap art because you can match it to your decorating style and change it up as often as you like.

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