Location: West Chelsea, NY
Size & Type: 450 sf Junior 1 (studio that was converted so that there's an interior bedroom now)
Favorite resource: Craigslist (people in my neighborhood have really good taste and are incredibly susceptible to bargaining).
Pitch: Like many people, my design ambitions greatly exceeded my budget, so I turned to Craigslist and the AT classifieds to furnish my home. (At $250, the set [only one pictured] of Lucite and chrome chairs was one of my biggest splurges...but I have a clinically diagnosed weakness for Lucite, so I couldn't help myself)...
Pitch Cont'd: The process of pulling it all together has taken a little over a year (and, of course, it's still a work in progress), but I think my apartment shows that it's patience and creativity - not necessarily a big budget - that matters most.
Your favorite element: My grey walls. Friends were really
against the idea ("it'll make your place look smaller!"), but I love them.
An interesting tidbit: My apartment is the exact same size as eco-lite-in-chelsea-007154">This one on your site. So it's interesting to see how different an apartment in the same building can feel even thought it's the exact same space.