A Renter Needed It Bright and Airy in This $2,400 a Month, 350-Square-Foot NYC Studio

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Sunny white NYC apartment with blue and other color accents, wood floor
Credit: Erik Thompson

Name: Erik Thompson
Location: Upper West Side — New York, New York
Type of home: Studio apartment
Size: 350 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting
Rent: $2,400 per month

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I live alone on the cutest and most lively corner on the Upper West Side. I work from home, and I needed a bright, airy space that inspired me while keeping me in a good mood (happy colors) but relaxed.

Credit: Erik Thompson

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or fewer: Whimsical, bright, colorful, relaxing, refreshing.

Credit: Erik Thompson

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? New plants, because I killed mine.

Credit: Erik Thompson

Any advice for creating a home you love? Consider the home your sanctuary.

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.
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