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A 190-Square-Foot Hong Kong Studio Apartment Is Perfect for a Minimal Lifestyle

published Aug 9, 2019
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Name: Bea Aranzaso
Location: Hong Kong
Type of home: Studio apartment
Size: 190 Square Feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I’ve lived in my apartment for a year and a half and even though most people will have a hard time living here due to the tiny space (my bed doubles as my couch!), I’ve learned to appreciate how functional it is. It is perfect for my minimalist lifestyle. It encourages me not to buy unnecessary things, which was difficult at first.

Credit: Bea Aranzaso

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Minimalist and functional in a small space.

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If you could magically change something about your home, what would it be? An extra space would’ve allowed me to have a queen-size bed.

What is your favorite room and why? My bathroom is pretty great and full of storage.

Credit: Bea Aranzaso

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? Flamingo art print I got in Sydney.

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Which fictional character would be most at home in your place? I’m a bit of a neatnik. If I could have had a second job, I would’ve been a professional organizer so it will be Monica Geller of “Friends”.

Credit: Bea Aranzaso

Any advice for creating a home you love? Avoid filling your home with clutter. Fill it with things you treasure.

Credit: Bea Aranzaso

This submission has been edited for length and clarity.

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