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Name: Sarah Choate and a spooky black cat named Jackson Dale
Location: Wilmore, Kentucky
Size: 400-500 square feet
Years lived in: 7 months, renting
This is the first place I’ve lived in totally on my own and so far, I really love the peacefulness that comes with living alone. I’m 24 and work as the marketing coordinator for a faith-based nonprofit that does international community development work. My office is a 10-minute walk from my house, which means I regularly pop-in during my lunch hour to grab a bite and snuggle with my cat, Jackson (any homebody’s dream). Jackson keeps me company. He’s disarmingly friendly; he likes belly rubs, morning cuddles, and scratching my new(ish) couch.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Thrifty mid-century modern.
What is your favorite room and why? I love the living room area. When I’m home, this is where I spend most of my time, whether I’m cuddling with my cat, binge-watching YouTube videos, or reading and relaxing. I especially love the art I’ve selected for my living room; it’s a mix of prints by my favorite artists and original pieces my friends have created.
If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? The kitchen cabinets, countertops, and flooring. They’re a bit dated and if I weren’t renting, I’d definitely put in the effort to update these elements.
What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The living room rug! I saw it at T.J. Maxx and couldn’t resist.
Any advice for creating a home you love? Use your home to express yourself. Choose items that mean something to you or that you love looking at. Having a home that reminds me of who I am and of the people I love makes my space feel uniquely mine and so peaceful.
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