Jordana's Opportunity On Her Own
Location:New York, New York
What I Love About My Home
Having just moved in one month ago, I love the fact that this is the first place I can call my own (after living with a roommate for many years). I am relishing the opportunity to create a space that is a unique reflection of my taste and personality. The exposed brick wall, wooden floors, and cut-out breakfast bar are some of the best features of my charming walk-up. With three windows, the room is always bathed in light. And most of all, I love having a place to call home in the vibrant heart of New York City.
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
The biggest challenge was furnishing my studio from scratch on a restricted budget. As someone who had never designed or even decorated a room before, the task was daunting. I had to come up with creative solutions such as using my own photographs as artwork for the walls, using pieces of furniture for alternate purposes, and seeking out the most affordable finds in warehouse sales, floor samples, thrift stores and second-hand. For example, my ânightstandâ is actually a table leg floor sample, that is used as nightstand for the bed and as a lighted shelf for the living room. My "entertainment unit" is composed of office stacking cubes I put together and then arranged to offer both storage and a display case. In one month, I was able to create a sleek look on a budget â and have fun doing it!
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