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Joey and Kati's True Love


Joey & Kati


Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts



Square Feet:


What I Love About My Home

We love that our small home has forced us to minimize our possessions and really think about a purchase before we bring it into our home. Living in a small place and not having a lot of "stuff" enables us to truly love each and every item we own.

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home

Like most young people, our biggest challenge in furnishing our small cool home is definitely budget. We became expert Craigslist furniture hunters, and just about everything in our home was purchased either used or on sale (even the Eames chairs!).

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Comments (28)

i really like the space and simplicity; every piece counts

posted by formosagirl on April 27, 2011 at 4:41pm
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this is my dream house.

posted by linda dingal on April 27, 2011 at 10:03am
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i love this house....

posted by prettycling on April 27, 2011 at 9:59am
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WoW!who is the architect?I wanna meet that person!I want my new house to be as lovely as this!

posted by iankean1 on April 27, 2011 at 10:20am
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love it... nice one :)

posted by mayumi on April 27, 2011 at 10:20am
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Where did you get the grey blanket, and large pillows, in the bedroom, it is awesome! Thank you for a very nice presentation of your home.

posted by Sam59 on April 27, 2011 at 11:48am
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Not really my style, but it's a beautifully decorated space. Love the bedspread/blanket and the lamp in pic #3.

posted by good time teeth on April 27, 2011 at 11:40am
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Yay to bostons!! Best dog's ever. And to framed wallpaper! My plan too.

posted by azaleasmoke on April 27, 2011 at 11:41am
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love.... especially the first shot with the great artwork and furbaby.

posted by mauishopgirl on April 27, 2011 at 4:20pm
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Is that framed wallpaper? What a great idea! I wanted wallpaper but didn't think it would stick to my textured drywall, I may need to copy you on that one.

posted by mauishopgirl on April 27, 2011 at 4:21pm
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What a serene space. I'm guessing, because of the window sill heights, that this is a below-grade unit but one that has been made airy and open. The kitchen looks intelligent and elegant without being over the top or precious.

posted by Honest Day on April 27, 2011 at 5:25pm
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love lack of upper kitchen cabinets, well done!

posted by lonibelle on April 27, 2011 at 5:52pm
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I love the wallpaper but the first two pictures are redundant. Should have included a picture of the bathroom.

posted by BrianneA on April 27, 2011 at 6:28pm
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Your bed is LOVE :)) And I like the colors.

posted by Victoria Ulanova on April 27, 2011 at 6:58pm
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So great.

posted by kaschwa on April 27, 2011 at 6:47pm
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I like the kitchen!

posted by Ofelia on April 27, 2011 at 7:35pm
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Love the IKEA kitchen! :)

posted by rajaune on April 27, 2011 at 7:25pm
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My only criticism is that your dog only appears in 1 photo...

posted by pheebs79 on April 27, 2011 at 7:42pm
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@Sam59 i believe that bedspread is from west elm (i have the same one in white)

posted by crystaljoyyy on April 27, 2011 at 8:19pm
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I don't know that I'd consider Cole and Sons "Woods" wallpaper budget friendly. It's like, $200 per roll. Put it IS drool worthy and it looks rad in your space.

posted by everygirlever on April 27, 2011 at 8:50pm
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I'd like to know more about the birch trees.

posted by mlme on April 28, 2011 at 7:30am
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I guess what I mean by that is how did you do it...

posted by mlme on April 28, 2011 at 7:31am
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thanks everyone for the nice comments! liam, our boston terrier, thanks you too!

to answer a few questions:

::the gray duvet on the bed is from west elm. the pillows were made using fabric from dwellstudio (that i found for $6/yard!). there are also floor to ceiling drapes in that room made from the same fabric.

::we bought the wallpaper for $124 here:
it's pasted directly to the wall and then framed with white lattice moulding nailed over it.

::omoriala--my camera has a flash, but it's broken.

::pheebs79--trust me, he tried! when he sees a camera he sits in front of it and poses.

::thorndale--"the purpose of our lives is to be happy" is a famous dalai lama quote. i'm sorry that it makes you feel sick.

we have more pics on flickr:

posted by joey+kati on April 28, 2011 at 10:02am
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Wow. I love your space. I am especially impressed by your diligence in editing your stuff, since you really don't appear to have storage pieces, only closets.

posted by Gaidig on April 28, 2011 at 11:59am
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posted by Cayennegirl on April 28, 2011 at 2:54pm
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I love the simple and clutter free design.

posted by austranina on April 28, 2011 at 4:22pm
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I love love love the quote, and this is a really great space. Incidentally, I have to chuckle (and feel a bit superior) when someone barfs cynicism all over something positive. Is the quote stenciled on canvas? I'd love to do something similar....

posted by Lizabethy on April 29, 2011 at 11:00am
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More dog!

posted by design-milk on April 29, 2011 at 5:56pm
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