Charming Tiny Manhattan Studio

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The studio is full of clever, thrifty touches.

It’s located in the the Upper West Side, down the block from the Dakota, on West 72nd Street. The apartment consists of a single room with a a dining table and a couple of swivel chairs, a bed and a desk. Malena Georgieva rents the 200 square feet space for $1,750 a month.

Three photographs of orchids were taken on Malena’s Canon Rebel, blown up to 6-by-6-foot images, then hung on the walls and ceiling surrounding the bed.

The most expensive furnishings are the Tirup chairs ($400 each) and lumber, which Malena and her father used to build the queen-size platform bed – all together with other furnishings, she spent about $1,500.

The bench at the window is made of an upholstered board put on top of a radiator.

Malena glued tiny Chinese toys to the frame of a $9 mirror and painted it all white.

Full article: nytimes.com


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