A 650-Square-Foot Charlotte Apartment Fits A Lot of Glam in a Small Space
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Name: Lelita Cannon
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Type of home: Apartment/studio
Size: 653 square feet
Years lived in: 3 months, renting
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I’m currently in transition after a car accident last year. About three months ago, I made the move to the Queen City after an extended stay here from mid-May to the end of July. I let the universe guide me. I am a writer and editor, as well as an interior stylist and HR professional. I don many hats. A Jill of several trades, if you will.
My happy places are HomeGoods and Louis Vuitton. My favorite thing to do these days is decorate my new apartment or find ways to make it cozier and even more aesthetically appealing. I also love spending time with my family. I’m always on the hunt for items that will add small touches of glamour, but make a big impact in my living space.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Soft, luxurious, feminine, worldly, chic.
What is your favorite room and why? My bedroom. I spend the most time here. I have a tall, wide window that is the premier source of natural light into my space and 14′ ceilings. The window is also great for people watching! In this room, I’ve installed a seating area, and I placed my coffee table here, as well.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? Oliver by Oliver Gal canvas art!
Any advice for creating a home you love? Yes! Trust your own sense of creativity. If you like it, who cares what anyone else thinks?
Also, if you see something in your shopping adventures that you think will work well in your space, snap it up! Chances are, you will always be able to return it within a set timeframe should it not work. But if you don’t nab it, you might not be able to find it again. I’m still experiencing some regret over a table I saw that would have looked amazing in my bathroom. I didn’t buy it, and I’ve never seen it again. I went on a wild goose chase for that thing!
This submission’s responses were edited for length and clarity.