Chrissy's Feeling of Expansiveness
Location:Washington, Washington D.C.
What I Love About My Home
Our favorite feature by far is the beautiful light that comes from the exposed brick wall of west-facing windows. The apartment is washed with light all day; as the light changes, so does the atmosphere. The stained concrete floor is a close second. Also, our location can't be beat! In the heart of DC, we're blocks from restaurants, museums, theaters, and public transportation-- we can even walk to work!
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
The biggest challenge was creating a feeling of expansiveness. When we first saw the apartment (furnished exclusively with an overstuffed couch, an old mattress leaning against a wall, and a dog crate) it looked and felt incredibly small. We wanted a multi-functional space that felt airy and not as small as it is so that we could live here for a long time. Our solution was to maintain a feeling of openness by keeping the furniture in the living area at the same height, which allows the eye to travel through the space uninterrupted. We also limited the color palette of the furniture, letting most of the color come from our art, which is hung on the end walls as focal points. It has been about three years since we moved in: we've thrown dinner parties for six and cocktails parties for 46, hosted house guests for weeks, started a small business, and made lots of art without ever feeling limited by the size of our apartment.
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