A Small Boston Condo is Muted, Mostly White, and Marvelously Minimal

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Credit: Emily Quach

Name: Emily Quach, partner, and dog
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Type of home: Condo
Size: 950 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, owned

Credit: Emily Quach

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I grew up in Sunnyside, California, and made my way to the New England area from school. I bought my condo the last year, and it has been everything I wanted in a home.

Credit: Emily Quach

Currently, because my life is on-the-go, I knew I could not manage a full-sized house. The condo had everything: two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a balcony. I wanted to transform my home into a reflection of what I want in a home. I love to have an organized space with hints of a modern theme. I live with my partner and our dog, Sam. It is truly the perfect home for where we are in our lives.

Credit: Emily Quach
Home media area and a little decorative shelf displaying some of my favorite pieces

A lot of my statement pieces are from my favorite stores, West Elm, CB2, and Homesense. I enjoy muted colors, but the living room is where I genuinely bring some color.

Credit: Emily Quach
The guest bathroom is recently remodeled

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Airy, minimal, and modern

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The best sleep I have ever had. My bed is from Helix Sleep.

What is your favorite room and why? My bedroom is my absolute favorite. The bedroom is the ultimate minimalist room filled with comfort. The bed frame has storage drawers under the bed, and the mattress is heavenly bliss from Helix Sleep.

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The happy place

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The Hermes Avalon blanket is a bit pricy but fantastic quality and a beautiful statement in my bedroom. It gives me the luxurious yet modern finishing touches to the bedroom.

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Any advice for creating a home you love? Create a mood board for specific themes you know you like. It took me a while to know what types of pieces I wanted to add while maintaining my modern vision. I learned this through many trial and errors of buying things out of convenience and realizing that the furniture or piece did not bring my home together or spark joy.

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.

Correction: An earlier version of this post mistakenly included two of the wrong images. Those two have been deleted and replaced with the correct one.