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Carrie's Lots of Natural Light

Name:

Carrie

Location:

Houston, Texas

Division:

Little

Square Feet:

660

What I Love About My Home


All the natural light.

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home


It seemed there was always a light socket on the wall or vent on the floor that prevented furniture from being placed in specific places. But we really like the final layout.

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Yes, I love the couches? Where did you get them?

posted by mauras on April 7, 2011 at 6:59pm
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very interesting stlye and nice!!
plus, i love the red bed cover; beautiful...

posted by burcuayaz1 on April 18, 2011 at 6:37am
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I really love what looks like re-purposed window shutters and shelving unit in the third picture. Nicely done!

posted by Jessica Jeanne on April 7, 2011 at 10:38am
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I love how you did the closet!!
But the bed placement is super scary...Don't you feel like you will fall off?

posted by khrome on April 7, 2011 at 11:48am
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I would really like to know more about this space...was the bed up there when you moved in? What kind of building is this?

posted by lunazzurra on April 7, 2011 at 11:57am
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Well, the apartment is built over an existing garage. It was originally designed by a prominent Houston architect for his son's studio space. Once his son was finished with school, they thought it would be a great little apartment, if they just built a lofted bed. And I agree. But yes, khrome, I did feel like I was going to fall off at first, but really when you lay on the bed you sink down far enough that you can't roll off or anything! And there is a little space between the mattress and the railing -- just enough to justify making the bed!

As for the closet, we found the wooden baker's rack at an antique store and I knew it would be perfect for our clothes!

posted by p.o.l. on April 7, 2011 at 12:12pm
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Oh, you can see more pictures on my blog. Just click on my profile to follow the link.

posted by p.o.l. on April 7, 2011 at 12:14pm
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so bright and air!

posted by jessroo on April 7, 2011 at 1:32pm
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That quilt is to die for!!

posted by Roozter on April 7, 2011 at 3:13pm
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as clumsy as I am, I would die getting out of bed...

posted by Eli K on April 7, 2011 at 3:16pm
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I've only rolled off a bed once in my 43 years but once would be enough to get seriously hurt with a lofted bed. Put railings please!

I love your space, it does have beautiful natural light!

posted by mauishopgirl on April 7, 2011 at 5:21pm
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Wow, where did you get those couches?! They're exactly what I'm looking for!

posted by m.auldwright on April 7, 2011 at 5:50pm
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I really dig the window shutters as a room divider!

posted by dirce79 on April 7, 2011 at 6:55pm
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The couches -- a total STEAL on craig's list just this past january. They were exactly what I was looking for too. You just might die if you knew I got them both (custom fabric and all) for only $400!

posted by p.o.l. on April 7, 2011 at 7:17pm
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Whoops, forgot to say that they are Pottery Barn.

posted by p.o.l. on April 7, 2011 at 7:18pm
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$400? What a steal! They must be the Arlington Sofa from Pottry Barn. Are they really comfortable? I am thinking of getting them for tv watching and lounging.

posted by mauras on April 7, 2011 at 7:58pm
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Wow, so beautiful! I can't get over your bed!

posted by Allikh on April 7, 2011 at 9:08pm
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Wow - so well done! Brilliant use of space. Now all the space needs is some greenery. Plants would revel in all that natural light!

posted by uphereintheclouds on April 8, 2011 at 2:07am
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I agree with a number of the comments above - don't you get scared in that bed without a railing?? Or is it just the angle of the photograph that is making it look dangerous?

posted by lollybox on April 8, 2011 at 7:43am
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Yes, it is just the angle. There is about a foot on each side of the bed and it looks taller because there is a down comforter under my bedspread. Rest assured, when laying in the bed there is no way to make it across the gap and then up and over the railing.

The toughest part -- when I have to get up in the middle of the night to answer the call of nature and try to navigate the ladder getting down!

posted by p.o.l. on April 8, 2011 at 8:10am
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O-mazing. You guys are talented. And where did you get that Eames chair!?

posted by amynieuw on April 10, 2011 at 10:52pm
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This looks great but I think I'm afraid to sleep in that bed upstairs. It is so close to the rail that I'm afraid whoever would sleep there might fall.

posted by Cameron(House Sale) on April 11, 2011 at 11:03pm
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Nice table -- what kind is it?

posted by workinggirl88 on April 12, 2011 at 9:31am
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Interesting place..but, yes, don't roll over too much on that bed! I love the wooden ceiling and windows.

posted by junklover on April 14, 2011 at 12:11pm
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cool space!

posted by DB Modern on April 17, 2011 at 1:04pm
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I am not afraid of rolling out of bed but I spent so much time on my bed that I would hate having to climb stairs everytime I wanted to sit on my bed.

posted by House Voyeur on April 17, 2011 at 10:07pm
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It's such a nice mixture of styles. I love how un-Houston this space feels, so much so that I couldn't begin to guess where this could be. What part of town are you in?

posted by analogdialog on April 22, 2011 at 2:00pm
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