Published on April 11, 2015

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Meet Lia Kim Farnsworth-Williams, artist turned first grade teacher with a penchant for diet coke, pops of cadium red, and ballet flats. She currently resides in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with husband, Heath, and their sweet-as-honey yellow lab, Elliott. We took a peek inside her 750-square-foot apartment, for an inspiring look at living large in small spaces.

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Location: Fort Greene,
Brooklyn Occupation: First Grade Teacher
Size: 750-square-feet

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your idea of the perfect Friday night…

A glass of red wine with a good book, or a little YouTube karaoke.

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what inspires you? I'm always invigorated by the change in seasons, it's a soothing and rhythmic invitation to reflect and reminisce, coupled with a much-needed refresh. I love buying a new notebook and filling it with the colors, images, and words that will set the tone for the coming months.

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how does your home make you feel?

When my home feels clean, bright, and colorful, in a sense it can become a nest for me. A nurturing space that’s warm and encouraging, even utopic. I won’t even attempt to sleep in a new space I’ve moved into, until I’ve at least hung up a few frames and laid out my favorite books and pieces.

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What is one thing every small space should have?

Lots of light! Light has a way of making a room and its belongings feel clean and vibrant

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What is your most prized possession?

A beautiful violin from Germany, crafted in the early 1900s. It has such a deep and rich low register, I can’

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What is your favorite spot in your home?

I could live my entire life in my bed. Our bedroom is particularly cozy, with our low lying bed sandwiched just so between two walls. There is something so indulgently comforting about spending a lazy morning perched in a snug space with my pup.

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How do you decorate in a small space without compromising on style?

A lack of space certainly necessitates a more careful curation of the decor. A simple rearrangement of artwork or greenery can give an exhausted space a much-needed refresh.

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