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CK's Home on Her Own




Astoria, New York



Square Feet:


What I Love About My Home

it's the first place i've lived in on my own without roommates!

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home

i really love chairs and lamps, but there are only so many chairs and lamps you can put in a 475 sq. ft. space. that, and financial constraints! (i'm a student.)

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Comments (17)

I wish MY first place was this tasteful. Nicely done :)

posted by hotpaprika on April 13, 2011 at 9:19am
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I really love your studio. For your first apartment on your own, you did a fantastic job. You've given me some great ideas that won't break the bank. Good luck!

posted by nycbound on April 13, 2011 at 10:24am
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I am lovin' the way we Astorians are turning it out for this contest! Cracks me up how many of us have those yellow subway tiles in the bathroom. Great job, CK.

posted by latoyaversailles on April 13, 2011 at 10:04am
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Echoing hotpaprika - a GREAT first apartment. I love the pink, white, lavendar color scheme - very fresh and not something you see everywhere. I LOVE the teapot - I don't think I've ever seen one that color before!!!

posted by Threadbndr on April 13, 2011 at 10:19am
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Now we're talkin'! Great job. Have you ever switched the living area with the bed area? I know it is probably because of the window placement that you chose to do it this way, but I was just wondering if you would get more "visual space" by putting the living area by the entrance to the room. Love your home!

posted by msmezzo on April 13, 2011 at 12:25pm
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I love your space! I am also a student who has a place without roommates for the first time. I know first hand how frustrating it can be to have amazing ideas for your home, but not enough funds to carry them out. I think you have done a wonderful job though and could totally imagine myself living here, probably because we have so many similar elements!

Where did you get your floral rug from? I love the colors.

posted by jennamariee on April 13, 2011 at 12:40pm
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This is a lovely first home, well done.

posted by Juliet___ on April 13, 2011 at 1:03pm
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Very nice!

posted by Tracy333 on April 13, 2011 at 1:12pm
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I love love love your rug. That wouldn't be a recent purchase, would it?

posted by sour skittles on April 13, 2011 at 2:52pm
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My bathroom walls are the same colors as yours.

posted by Ofelia on April 13, 2011 at 3:35pm
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Props to Astoria!

posted by sara Stubbert on April 13, 2011 at 6:53pm
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There is someone in your kitchen! :)

posted by justanotherculturalreference on April 13, 2011 at 7:13pm
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great rocker

posted by formosagirl on April 13, 2011 at 7:58pm
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thanks everyone!! the rug is from urban outfitters, and i did get it fairly recently (on sale too!).

posted by Waleigh on April 15, 2011 at 11:41am
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i want that red teapot :)

posted by burcuayaz1 on April 18, 2011 at 5:40am
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Very cute!

posted by kimscollectables on April 18, 2011 at 8:17pm
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I love the kitchen color! Do you mind sharing what it is?

posted by natstara on May 1, 2011 at 8:31am
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