Inspiration: Downsizing in Austin

Inspiration: Downsizing in Austin

Adrienne Breaux
Dec 8, 2008

When we came across this article by writer Amy Lemen in the most recent issue of local Austin magazine The Good Life, we weren't just won over by the pretty spaces we saw. We really appreciated the lessons on downsizing this husband and wife team had to implement in order to move into this smaller loft from their larger family home...

posted originally from: AT:LA

You've probably heard it before, but architect Heather McKinney and Professor John Pomeroy really had to only choose what they really loved when they decided to downsize their home. They didn't just pick from across the board; instead, they chose three collections of things they loved. In this case, paintings, African masks and books.

When they finally brought their chosen collections into the space, they organized them so that they were grouped together for ease of locating. Especially the books. Before, they realized that they had several copies of some of their favorite books unknowingly because they weren't organized!

You can read more about this couple's downsizing project in full online at The Good Life Magazine's website. Have you any great advice on downsizing that you'd like to share? Had any trouble letting go of something? Let us know!

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