Setting Up Home: Stylish & Sophisticated First Homes

First homes - the concept can mean different things at different times in life: a small studio after leaving school, an apartment that was chosen with a partner after deciding to take the plunge and move in together or the place that finally gets you to take out a mortgage. All are auspicious move-in moments and exciting in their own way, so it's always a treat when an Apartment Therapy reader shares their "first home" - here are five of our favorites:

Enjoy the photos above and click through to see and read more about these stylish first homes:

1 & 2: Emily and Meeko's Sunny First Apartment in San Francisco

3 & 4: Ellie's Handmade First Home in Roseville

5 & 6: Jen's First "Real" Apartment in Columbus

7 & 8: Sarah & Allen's First Apartment in Jackson Heights

9 & 10: Hunters First Home in Baton Rouge

Images: Apartment Therapy, as linked above