Friday, April 5, 2013
The Size Of My Apartment
I think there's a perception that "you live in Connecticut" = "you live in a mansion and have lots of luxury stuff." This is sometimes totally true. But it is not true for everyone.
I've written about my current apartment once before - then I guessed it was around 200 sq. feet, based on the measurements of a smaller apartment in the same building. Well, I measured it just now and it turns out it's closer to 300 sq. feet. Palatial, at least for me; this is hardly the smallest unit I've lived in. So I thought I'd take some pictures to prove that you can live in Connecticut and also be a (relative) minimalist in a small space.
here. Yes, it's my own picture in my own calendar. I had it made for my parents, and then bought one for myself too. That makes it less obnoxious, right?
I like putting my few decorations on and around windows. That limits the size and amount of decorations you can have - all of my knick-knacks will fit in a small cardboard box - and you don't have to buy extra furniture for the sole purpose of displaying things. Among the things on this windowsill are a cannon from the Old Lighthouse Museum in Stonington and a salt cellar from Ceramica in Chester.
John Fitch steamboat tile from Moravian Pottery and Tile Works in Pennsylvania.
So there you have it: proof you can live in Connecticut with little money, little space, and little furniture.