Southwest #18: Brooke and Cort's Downtown Walk-Up

Southwest #18: Brooke and Cort's Downtown Walk-Up

Gregory Han
Apr 17, 2008

Name: Brooke and Cort
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Size: 590 sq. ft. apartment
Rent/Own: Rent

What is the advantage of SMALL? I love small spaces. I wouldn't have it any other way. I am not a big fan of cleaning a big space since I used to clean offices in high school for money. We like Dwell magazine and have adopted a smaller is greener philosophy. I hope to have a cool pre-fab home one day like my dad back in Virginia. His home is small and cool. I really think this is simply a part of my DNA and my ideology! My fiance was not raised like this, but he has adopted the philosophy and embraced it. ;D

What's your favorite resource for your home?

I am a total DIY girl. I make what I can't find or buy. I am super frugal cause I am in graduate school and on a tight budget. My fiance likes to make the big purchases so he looks on craigslist or CB2. I shop at thrift-stores, flea markets, antique stores, and IKEA, Anthropologie for accessories. I splurge on a few items, but I slwoly collect over the years. I hope we get some new things when we get married in June to completely pull things together!

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home?

I love our bedroom. It is so bright and cheerful. I have all my plants and orchids in the windowsill and I love waking up in there. I also love the nick knacks I have resourced over the years that are scattered about. I especially love the different deer. Oh, and our new dining table is awesome! Now, I need to find the perfect chairs!

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