Jessica's "Dallas Regency"
What I Love About My Home
I love the coziness. It feels like I live in a hide away and that is exactly how I want my home to function as a retreat and a source of comfort. The apartment itself is laid out so well - the private backyard, the strangely large kitchen, the TWO closets - it makes living small surprisingly comfortable. Specifically in my home, I love the vanity area. The animal prints, the pictures, my jewelry and favorite accessories displayed all make me feel glamorous every day. It's my favorite place to sit and take my time getting ready for an evening out with friends or quietly prepare for my day. I want it to feel feminine but not overly fussy. I call my style Dallas Regency. Nods to the glam Hollywood muse with some tacky Southern elements thrown in. I revel in a little sparkle, or a bold print. At the end of the day, itâs incredibly soothing to be at home in a place that feels like it really reflects my personality and that I hope is welcoming to others.
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
All of us small-spacers joke about dorm living, but my building actually used to be a small dormitory for the single doctors of a nearby downtown hospital. I really wanted the place to feel sensual, not sterile and work against the dormitory vibe that the space sometimes sends. The biggest challenge furnishing the home was just paying very specific mind to the scale of furniture for the place, not just any couch or chair works. I learned what a difference just an inch can make in size and scale in the context of this apartment. Staying organized has become and essential, but now I am very aware of all my possessions and the function they have in my day-to-day life. That particular awareness started as a challenge and slowly evolved into the most favorable perk of living in a small space.
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