Photo credit: Douglas Friedman
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Ken chose light, airy furniture because "it makes the space seem much larger than it is." He also found multiple uses for as many pieces as possible. Take for instance, the colorful storage containers on the bookshelves in his bedroom: they're arranged as an homage to the minimalist Donald Judd, one of Ken's favorite artists.
For others thinking about living smaller, Ken suggests focusing on how everything will flow. "Don't get hung up on keeping the furniture you have, beware of clutter, and do a lot of editing," he says. "The hardest part of a small space is organization. My tendency is to leave little messes around, but you can't do that—hide everything."