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The spaces are small, generally plain, and most landlords don’t want you doing anything too, well, permanent in your apartment. That’s where I come in.

As an interior and event designer in our nation’s capital and a longtime renter (sigh), I’ve developed a knack for small space planning, organization, and budget design ideas that anyone can implement — even homeowners!

This site is dedicated to improving the lifestyle of everyone who’s renting the American Dream. I’ll not only be posting about my own trials and tribulations as I attempt to personalize my humble abode, but I’ll be offering up suggestions to anyone who wants my advice.  I have a few tricks up my sleeve — and I like to think I have some good ideas sometimes — so please let me use your spaces on the site!  Email me submissions/questions/etc. and I know you’ll get some great ideas, whether it be from me or a fellow reader!

I live in Dupont Circle and I very much enjoy both capital letters and exclamation points, which you will likely find if you follow my blog.  I indulge far too often in takeout and reality television but I’ve come to terms with it. While I don’t always act like a lady and have far more passion than is good for me (con), I always tell the truth and say it with gusto (pro).