This Couple and a Dog Successfully Share a 400-Square-Foot Studio Apartment

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Living room with colorful rug and grey sectional in studio apartment.
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Emily Born has rented this 400-square-foot studio apartment in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood for one year and describes her home: My boyfriend, his dog, and I all live in our tiny Chelsea studio, but we love it.

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Our decorating has a huge emphasis on function, and we’ve worked to create separate spaces in the studio.

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We have an office nook that I love, and we’ve been able to create a room for both of us to work from home — although my boyfriend sometimes takes calls from the bathtub!

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What is your favorite room and why? The office nook. It’s such a cozy space and a huge bonus in a studio.

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Describe your home’s style in 5 words or fewer: Light, bright, and functional.

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Any advice for creating a home you love? Just keep adding things you love.

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