A 225-Square-Foot Micro Studio’s Decor Is Inspired by a Comic Book Character
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Name: Carla Moreno
Location: Seattle, Washington
Size: 225 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years, renting
Seattle is an expensive city and finding a place to live that doesn’t break the bank is hard. Over the years, I’ve learned to live with less and in the process, I’ve learned a lot about my needs and wants. As I get older, I desire experiences more than things, but I feel my apartment reflects my creative home making skills.
Every piece in my tiny studio was thoughtfully selected and has a story behind it. A mixture of decor from my past world travels, photos of my adventures, and Wonder Woman—a symbol of both my childhood memories and adult life challenges. In my line of work, I need a place to be at peace and this is my oasis.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Wonder Woman’s eclectic micro studio
What is your favorite room and why? Since this is all one big room, creating a living room and bedroom area was challenging because I didn’t want to crowd the space with stuff. I was able to fit a chair between the shelf and bed so as to create a sitting area to eat and watch TV. But in all honesty, my favorite part of the room is the Wonder Woman shrine.
If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? I wish I had an oven! Although I’m now a master at cooking with a toaster oven.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The last and final thing I bought for my studio is a framed print, Red on Pink from West Elm. It was the touch I needed to bring together all the pink elements in my space.
Any advice for creating a home you love? I’ve always had the mindset of keeping things for only as long as they serve you. It’s natural to grow out of things and it’s not necessary to keep every keepsake from a loved one. If you’re not smiling when you walk into your space, you haven’t created a home you love.
Thanks, Carla Moreno!
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