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A Cozy 350-Square-Foot Basement Rental Studio Was Furnished with Lots of NYC Street Finds

Years lived in: 1 year, renting

Size: 350 square feet

Type of home: Basement Brownstone Apartment

Location: Upper West Side — NYC

Name: Sydney Callands

I believe my home reflects my personality perfectly. The neutral colors mixed with different textures, patterns, and plenty of greenery shows exactly who I am as a person.

My favorite part of the apartment would have to be my rust-colored sectional. I love waking up in the morning, making a cup of coffee, and sitting on my couch to journal.

I found a lot of amazing treasures on the street for free. I think this is what makes my apartment so special and unique.

My most recent treasure was a woven rattan chest at the end of my bed. I’m obsessed with all things rattan so this was the perfect find!

Don’t be afraid to think out of the box, build a Pinterest board, show your personality through your space, and make sure it is a comfortable, genuine, relaxing space in the end.

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