the introduction.

My name is Lilly Fuks, the latter being the funny name part. I studied Interior Design in college and work in the high end residential (serious design) part of this field which contrasts greatly with what my real world design life is like. To put it in layman’s terms 2,000.00 side table = clients budget and 20.00 side table = lillys budget. Both worlds allow for a lot of creativity but obviously it is trickier to design a space and make it look like a thousand bucks with only some change in your pocket.

So, I recently moved to Brooklyn Heights… into a MUCH smaller apartment than my previous one… with the addition of my boyfriend. After an exhausting two months of looking for a place to begin a new chapter of our lives together we settled on our little gem of a place in an area that we’re falling in love with more and more each day we explore it. Point of this is that not only did I go from a S P A C I O U S apartment in Williamsburg to a much smaller space, but there was also someone that was to share that same space with me. If an interior designer and architect(boyfriend) couldnt make this space work, then no one could, luckily we’re not only making it work, but lovingĀ  smaller space living. This blog will be a way for me to document the progress of making our little gem into a home that suits the both of us. Hopefully once there is a reader out there beside myself, it could maybe encourage one of you to enjoy the process of downsizing as well while I do the hard part of figuring it out.

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the start.

Ive procrastinated quite some time on starting this blog that took a whopping 2 minutes to create, and now it is here. Im not sure if this blog is for me (as of right now it is since I will be the only one reading it) or you (non-existing reader) but I think the point was the get it started and see where it goes. I recently went to a lecture by Joi Ito who is a college drop out turned MIT director, his “go get em” attitude was the boost I needed to get this started. He spoke about practice over theory which is the idea of creating something and seeing where it goes and adjusting it to suite your needs or others needs once you know where it can take you/them. So this is the start. Of a blog about my funny last name (its not pronounced as you may think) and the fact that I am an interior designer so yeah there will be a lot of that too.