Per­sonal space

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - STYLE - — Lau­rie Mar­shall

Eve Smith

Where I live: a stu­dio loft apart­ment in down­town Spring­dale

Oc­cu­pa­tion: Di­rec­tor of vis­ual arts at Arts Cen­ter of the Ozarks

My fa­vorite space is: The win­dow in my kitchen.

Why? I love the light that comes through the win­dow and catches my plants as I sit and have cof­fee or tea and catch up on the daily flight of the world.

My apart­ment is pretty small. It’s a stu­dio loft apart­ment that I re­mod­eled in 2015 when I moved in. I like the min­i­mal­ist style so I went with an all-white Scan­di­na­vian look, even go­ing so far as paint­ing the wood floors white. It has three large floorto-ceil­ing win­dows, and my ceilings are 10 feet high.

As an artist, I love all the light that the win­dows al­low to move around in my space. With the apart­ment be­ing so small, I can only have a few pieces of fur­ni­ture, but I do have a cool lit­tle kitchen bar­type di­vider where I sit and draw, read and drink cof­fee (and bour­bon).

I love loft liv­ing, es­pe­cially in a down­town that is in a re­vi­tal­iza­tion process. It’s a lit­tle voyeuris­tic be­ing able to sit high up on a street and watch all the cool hap­pen­ings go­ing on down below!

If I could make one change to im­prove this space, I would: Install a loft bed. White, of course.

NWA Demo­crat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE

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