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5 Design Lessons from an NYC Studio Apartment | Studio Style Blog

5 Design Lessons from an NYC Studio Apartment

I’m so excited to share another NYC studio apartment tour with you! If you recognize a few things, it’s because this is Jamie’s second apartment tour on my site.

You can tour Jamie’s first NYC studio apartment here

She recently moved to a new place and it’s so gorgeous! I’m sharing a bunch of great design lessons exemplified in her studio apartment below and lots of photos of the space- hope you enjoy!


1) Neutral furniture, grounded with a patterned rug
 This rug is the perfect eye-catching element to the living room and grounds the space (while visually separating it from the rest of the apartment) and the neutral tones of the sofa and accent chairs keep things light and airy. 2) Know where to sacrifice spaceBy using cute counter stools with the built-in bar overhang, there’s plenty of space to eat without needing a full dining table. Extra stools tucked under the lucite console provide more seating (and the console can function as a dining table, too) if needed and the living room feels more spacious with the furniture as is, rather than trying to squeeze in a big table. 3. Multi-purpose storageThe tv stand also functions as hidden storage. The brass trunk functions as both a coffee table and has plenty of space to store blankets, books, etc. 4) Beautiful but minimal accessoriesThe gorgeous cutting board, candle, plants and tea towel are all beautiful additions to the kitchen, but they don’t take up a ton of space or visually clutter the counters. When you don’t have a lot of space to work with, it’s better to be intentional about little accessories and decor rather than cluttering every inch with ‘stuff.’5) Divide the studio into zonesUsing the curtain as a divider to separate the ‘bedroom’ area from the rest of the apartment keeps the space looking less like a studio and allows for more privacy if needed. The apartment can have different looks depending if the curtains are open or closed. 

That’s a wrap for Jamie’s apartment tour! Hope you enjoyed it as much as I do and learned a few new things!

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