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Monday, April 30, 2012

So Small and So Cool

As I've mentioned before, I currently live in a very small studio apartment that resembles a giant bedroom, so this year in particular I have been paying a lot of attention to Apartment Therapy's annual "Small Cool Contest." Because all homes entered into the contest must be under 1,000 square feet (and that is pretty much the only rule), it's a great place to see how others deal with little storage, tiny kitchens, lack of room divisions, and "entertaining." I'm just about convinced to start rearranging all the furniture in my apartment, a lá my favorite hobby in middle school.

There are only two days left to vote on the best of the final four, and it's a pretty big deal because the grand prize is $5,000 bucks! The entry I'm hoping wins is the smallest of the finalists, a tiny Chicago apartment measuring in at 400 square feet. I really like it because it's cute, thoughtful, and so so small. It also looks like a home that's in reach for many of us twenty-somethings. Be sure to check out who's made it to the end and throw in your own vote here.

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  1. They've done a lot with a little & I love it!!! I see why you've selected this one! Very retro feel!! I especially love the Hello in the kitchen! Such a cute place!
    Darling Bonnie

  2. Thank you for your comment! :) Yes, the "hello" in the kitchen and that turtle! I love a playful home.

  3. I loveeee this place!
    So happy you commented on my blog! I adore interior design!

  4. These are great—I love that chevron rug. I entered my lil' house in that contest a few years ago—we didn't win but it was fun to see people's comments!

    1. Wow that is awesome that you entered the contest! Maybe I'll have to give it a go next year! :)


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