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Apartment #8: Christina & Stephen's Beautiful Surroundings

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Apartment #8: Christina & Stephen's Beautiful Surroundings

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Maxwell Ryan
Apr 13, 2005

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Name: Christina & Stephen
Location: Astor Place, Manhattan
Size: 450 sq/ft
Type: Studio

The Pitch:

Our small and very cool apartment is a work in progress. With ceilings of only 39" in the loft area, we decided that it would be most comfortable, and best for the marriage, to use that space for storage and as a special "nest" for visitors and daytime naps.

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Stephen built the "bedroom" out of concrete backerboard and raised it 5" off the ground for extra storage. Some other essentials: fresh flowers, surrounding yourself with purposeful, beautiful possessions, teak bathmats, white noise to block out Broadway, and creating the illusion of more space with mirrors. Christina



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