This Rental Apartment Is Full of Gorgeous Glam Details, Including an Under $10 Kitchen Cabinet Hack

published Mar 8, 2023

This Rental Apartment Is Full of Gorgeous Glam Details, Including an Under $10 Kitchen Cabinet Hack

published Mar 8, 2023
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Name: Alvin Wayne
Location: Long Island City, New York
Size: 800 square feet
Type of Home: Apartment
Years lived in: 3 years, renting

It’s not hard for New York City-based interior designer Alvin Wayne to pinpoint what it is that he relishes about his 800-square-foot apartment, located in Long Island City. “The thing I love most about my apartment is the layout and the windows,” he writes. “The layout because I have a separate dining area or office, and the windows simply because of the light and the view.” He’s rented this space for three years, and in that time it’s seen a few iterations. When Apartment Therapy toured the space a couple of years ago, it featured the now-signature faux concrete wallpaper and neon sign that still exist in the home. But other glam changes have been added to achieve Alvin’s “organic modern” style, including lots of low-profile, curvy furniture that make the entire space feel comfy and luxe.

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Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Organic modern 

Inspiration: My biggest inspiration comes from nature, whether it’s plant life or materials. I’m really inspired by the world around me as well, from music, art, fashion, people, and places. 

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Favorite Element: My favorite thing in my home are my coffee tables, primarily because I designed them with Balducci Marmi, a company based in Italy. I designed these nesting marble tables to be low since all of my furniture is low profile, and in contrasting marbles. 

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Finally, what’s your absolute best home secret or decorating advice? Purchase items you absolutely love. Don’t be afraid to try things in your home whether it’s a rental or not. 

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LIVING ROOM

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DINING ROOM

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KITCHEN

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BEDROOM

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Thanks Alvin!

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