A Couple Furnished Their 578-Square-Foot NYC Studio in Two Days

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Credit: Elizabeth Armenis

Name: Elizabeth Armenis, husband, and dog named cookie
Location: Forest Hills — Queens, New York
Type of home: Studio
Size: 578 square feet
Years lived in: 4 months, renting

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: My husband and I had to move from Miami as newlyweds to NYC for school. We flew up with only our suitcases. With a very limited budget and no furniture, we basically “Amazoned” our entire apartment! From the mid-century burnt yellow couch to our mattress and bed frame. Believe it or not, we had the place looking like this in less than two days with perfectly timed Amazon shipping and lots of hard work. Most of the art in our studio is painted since it’s my favorite hobby and it’s cost effective! Thank you Michaels for that buy-one-get-one-free canvas sale!

Credit: Elizabeth Armenis

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Minimalist, boho, mid-century, neutral, peaceful

What is your favorite room and why? The entire studio is my favorite room. I styled it in a way that I would allow me to wake up everyday in awe and inspired to get work done!

Credit: Elizabeth Armenis

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? The last thing we bought were all the plants to bring the outside in during quarantine. We use The Sill and get a lovely plant every month!

Credit: Elizabeth Armenis

Any advice for creating a home you love? Start with three colors and one specific style that you can’t live without. I got very frustrated at first because I love many different styles but if you start little your Pinterest quests don’t get so daunting.

Credit: Elizabeth Armenis

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