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Apartment #1: Chloe & Eric's Funky Studio

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Name: Eric & Chloe
Location: Upper East Side
Size: 350+ square feet
Type: Studio

The Pitch:

It was a drastic change of scenery from Inwood to the Upper East Side. I was away on an exchange in Rome when my boyfriend relocated apartments. With limited budget (me - student, him - architect) he found imaginative ways to furnish and decorate the studio: old furniture was repainted, travel photographs were framed, partitions and wall hangings were assembled

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from odds and ends at Canal Plastics. Other creations involved canvas paintings, collections of mirrors and lamps made from scraps. The coffee table is made from an upside-down garbage can with glass samples (courtesy from work) as a the table top. It's a funky NY studio! - Chloe

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