Q: Hi! I'm excited about moving into my new NYC studio, but am anticipating how to make the best use of space and would love some ideas. I have a queen bed and a loveseat (that I was thinking about switching out for a small L-shape couch/chaise to maybe define an entertaining space), a tiny dining table and computer desk - that I think are the items I would keep. I'd love to have a space to be able to paint but if I have to I can set that up anywhere - canvases can decorate the walls.
I would like the "living area" to be comfortable so a guest would have a comfortable spot to sleep but I would also to be able to entertain a bit. Any ideas/suggestions on layout or even color to make it feel open would be great!
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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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