She lives in garage….and her space looks better than some apts

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Karen, owner of Intrinsic Design, converted the 460-square-foot garage of her duplex into this luxe little pad she calls her own while renting the other two apartments…
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Inspiration: Living in a smaller space frees me. I enjoy having the freedom to have more money, travel, entertain, and spend on my friends and family. It allows me to clean quickly and be more organized, plus I have a lot less clutter. It frees my mind to only have the important and beautiful things surrounding me.
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Karen’s Best Advice: Living small does not mean you have to throw out the luxury. It means you can be selective and love the things that surround you. You can select high-end materials because there isn’t much material you can have.

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In her opinion, it is important to have separate spaces that do specific tasks. She also feels just because she downsized doesn’t mean she downgraded. I like that outlook.

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She maximized the vertical space with this custom closet.

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People in NY know about small space living but could you downsize to 460 sq feet?

{More images via Apartment Therapy

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