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Check out (and vote for) my 'Turn of the Century Charm' in this year's Apartment Therapy Small Cool Contest

It's that time again, lovelies! I look forward to Apartment Therapy's Small Cool Contest every year. There are so many lovely little spaces to look at and borrow inspiration from! 

For the second year in a row, I've entered my space. This year, you'll find my "Turn of the Century Charm" in the Little division. Check out my entry here and give it a "favorite" if you like what you see. ;)

After that, check out my entry from last year. My "More is More" space was in my previous, much small apartment. I feel all nostalgic looking back at my stuff in a different apartment – white walls, so much sunlight, so much less square footage!

If you entered the Small Cool contest, let me know! I'd love to take a peek at your space. :)

Happy decorating!

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I saw the pics on Apartment Therapy and the tour was so familiar. You have my vote!


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