life in a tiny apartment

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    Tip #152: Love thy neighbor.  Come June, when the sun sets late and long days spent outside result in no nap for Faye and an early bedtime instead (thank goodness for small blessings), James and…

    June 13, 2017 40 Comments
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    Tip #151: You already know what to do. I’m in a Spring cleaning kind of mood and with that comes a bit of Spring mess-making. It’s the time of year when I can’t help…

    March 29, 2017 20 Comments
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    Tip #150: Go with the flow.Growing up, my sisters and I had a plastic Little Tikes playhouse that we kept in our backyard. I adored it. You know the one? With the green roof and red…

    March 13, 2017 31 Comments
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    Tip #149 : Use What’s Useful“Bread with butter. And jam. Yes.” Faye repeats the phrase, smacking her lips in the identical way almost every morning of her life. Jam gets spread onto bread and…

    February 27, 2017 52 Comments
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    Tip #148: Illusions of sparsity.I have a theory that each of us, depending on our tastes, or habits, or customs, is comfiest with a particular ratio of stuff to space in the place we call home. Whether we…

    February 20, 2017 36 Comments
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    Tip #147: Check your sentimentality.Here’s a short list of the things that I’ve decided to part with in the past month or so:+ A mirror. (Sold).+ A rug. (Sold).+ Three canvas tote bags. (Stooped.*)+…

    October 3, 2016 20 Comments
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    Tip # 146: Pick and choose your tiny apartment advice.There are lots of schools of thought on decorating tiny apartments. My approach has always been to keep the place spare and spartan to maintain an…

    September 19, 2016 24 Comments
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    Tip #145: Don’t be too afraid of pattern.I’m the last person, really, who should be giving advice on introducing patterns into a small space. My typical counsel would fall somewhere along the lines of: Don’t.…

    September 12, 2016 39 Comments
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    Tip #144: Your space is mutable.Here’s a watercolor version of our current apartment floor plan. I get a kind of bizarre number of requests for floor plans and I’m not sure why, but the requests…

    September 6, 2016 15 Comments
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    Tip #143: Consider A Dorm Room.I don’t know whether it’s some kind of fancy internet algorithm that keeps the posts coming across my radar, or whether there’s been an actual surge in dorm room style…

    August 29, 2016 21 Comments