Small Colorful White Wall Seattle Apartment
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Name: Ellie Ohiso, my husband, three kids, and an old cat
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type of home: Apartment
Size: 1,100 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, renting
Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: We’re technically a two bedroom apartment, but we recently “converted” our laundry room into a small bedroom for our youngest—our daughter. My two tween/teen sons each have the bedrooms.
At night, our living room becomes the bedroom for my husband and I—we use a Japanese folding mattress called a shikibuton.
Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Memphis design Nordic color pop
What is your favorite room and why? My living room. On a clear day, we get a view of Mt. Rainier showing off. And we can see from Phinney Ridge all the way to Magnolia.
Any advice for creating a home you love? I like when spaces becomes flex spaces. It’s a creative use of space. In other countries, small-space living in the norm. I embrace the changing usage of my square footage during the day as night turns to morning, and evening turns to dusk.
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