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Christopher's Spaciousness




Portsmouth, New Hampshire



Square Feet:


What I Love About My Home

The relative “spaciousness” of the home given its size and environmental footprint. I try to utilize furnishings that are practical and serve multiple functions, rather than purely decorative. I also love the roof deck, pocket garden and the hydrangeas in summer.

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home

Rethinking my design strategy after getting a “sense” of the home. My aesthetic leans more towards contemporary with a bit of sparkle; however, this is a 1940’s bungalow that, despite some upgrades, is better suited with traditional furnishings. Also, being able to create multi-functional spaces without appearing so.

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Comments (19)

love the farmhouse sink in the kitchen

posted by lorrinm on April 25, 2011 at 10:27am
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I'm sure this house is nice. The photography is very frustrating though.

posted by Allegra M on April 25, 2011 at 12:44pm
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I enjoy how peaceful it seems without being minimal.

posted by JynxnJez on April 25, 2011 at 1:35pm
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This house might be very nice, but i think the attempt at interesting vantage points for the photos have sort of obscured the house itself. This looks like a nice home, but i'm not really wowed from a design or decor perspective.

posted by Deeliscious on April 25, 2011 at 2:03pm
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LOVE the kitchen!

posted by kinyama on April 25, 2011 at 2:46pm
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it may feel like a small space, but it doesn't look that way! nice living area, but i'd like to see photos from better angles.

posted by Vanessa from vanessabottoni.blogspot.com on April 25, 2011 at 4:16pm
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I'm currently living in southern NH and what I wouldn't give to be living in Portsmouth--such a great place!

Your home seems so cozy, love the wall colors.

posted by malizindie on April 25, 2011 at 4:51pm
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I lived in an apartment that was around 890 sq ft one time, and it definitely did NOT feel that spacious. Great job.

posted by themoderngal on April 25, 2011 at 5:48pm
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I cant get the layout, where is the bedroom nook?

posted by Ofelia on April 26, 2011 at 5:16pm
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Love it! Cozy but not claustrophobic! Want that dining room set. Love the colors! Great little place! More pics please!

posted by MPickering on April 25, 2011 at 11:24pm
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I really love your space. It is non-pretentious, soothing and very well-edited. You can tell that you have a great eye.

posted by magnoliajune on April 25, 2011 at 9:26pm
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Very nice. Your place looks very well put-together and cozy. Your kitty looks so sweet and pretty!

posted by Florida Joyce on April 25, 2011 at 10:59pm
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Very nice, but I agree that the photographs don't show much of the place, really.

posted by sypage on April 26, 2011 at 3:27am
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It looks a little dark though. Could use more lighting perhaps? Or maybe you just prefer it that way.

posted by foxymardy on April 27, 2011 at 2:34am
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I so glad I'm not the only one with the bar right at the front door!

posted by conejitoasesino on April 27, 2011 at 5:40am
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really ,really like your home.

posted by kimscollectables on April 27, 2011 at 6:40pm
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Yeah, there was another entry today that made me want to say "not my style but so appealing nonetheless." I looked closer and realized I really DIDN'T find it appealing - it's just that the photography was so good! Sort of unfair to those without a pro friend to take the pix!

I like the feel of your house a LOT. Casual, comfy, feels like a real house rather than an eye-popping but unrealistic showroom!

posted by Annie-O on April 28, 2011 at 12:08pm
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I love this! It looks so comfortable and inviting.

posted by kabbie12 on April 28, 2011 at 12:48pm
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Love your home. It is so bright and cozy. Just love the comforter. Looking for that style and color for myself.

posted by El Phillips on April 30, 2011 at 10:24pm
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