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Twin Visions: Dashing NYC Studio Apartment Gets Two Glamorous Makeovers!

How many different ways can you think of decorating your own home? While we might alter hues and styles ever so slightly once in a while, it is not very often that the same home is decorated in a delightfully different manner with a few smart changes. This studio apartment in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City has been designed in two different ways in less than a year. Evan Schwartz, Homepolish designer, was the man behind this unique and imaginative twin transformation as he redesigned the very apartment that he had shaped only a few months earlier!

NYC studio apartment makeover Twin Visions: Dashing NYC Studio Apartment Gets Two Glamorous Makeovers!

The first couple that owned the apartment (Drew and Jessica) wanted a light, cheerful space with a pristine white backdrop and an underlying feminine charm. Their love for a relaxed California lifestyle, yoga and a serene ambiance was translated by Evan into a balanced interior filled with natural wooden tones and unassuming decor. The dark wood coffee table, plush couch in white, and the exceptional bedside table reflect this style beautifully. Smart space-saving solutions were added to ensure that every inch of space was put to use.

Smart fxitures and natural light give the home a serene ambiance Twin Visions: Dashing NYC Studio Apartment Gets Two Glamorous Makeovers!

Dark wood coffee table in the small living space

Living room with plush couch in white

Relaxing bedroom design in white

Unique bedside table idea in natural wood

Floating shelves decorating idea

Floating wooden shelves inside the contemporary home

Wonderful way of decorating the sidetable with candles and flowers

Colorful and natural materials shape the stylish NYC apartment

Stylish decor pieces give the home its inimitable style

But soon the couple had to move back to California, and was fate would have it, the new owners of the apartment also turned to Homepolish for a design makeover. It was once again Evan who had to visualize a whole new backdrop and design style for the small apartment to fit the requirements of the new owners, Kim and Jaime. The old coffee table was replaced by the ever-popular Martini side table in gold from West Elm and a cool white table from One Kings Lane.

Small NYC apartment gets a fashionable makeover

Dark walls create a sophisticated and intimate apartment

Blu Dot Standing Lamp next to the gorgeous couch

Glittering charm of the Martini Side Table in Gold

Since both Kim and Jaime wanted a more modern, bold interior, the walls acquired a trendy gray look, while bold furnishings like the CB2 Peacock Sofa were added to bring in brighter pops of color. While the apartment previously had an underlying feminine appeal, the revamped home has a more masculine vibe with simple straight lines and contemporary aesthetics.

Large windows give the small apartment an airy appeal

Simple art work and colorful ottoman for the living room

Smart living room of the Chelsea Apartment, NYC

Mirrors and wall color transform the small NY Studio Apartment

Smart use of mirrors to decorate the walls

Bedroom shelf used to define and demarcate space

Trendy modern bedroom of the NYC Apartment

Simple and stylish decorating idea for the bedroom shelf

[Photography: Samantha Goh and Claire Esparros]

It is not very often that we see the same studio apartment go through two fabulous makeovers, with each one being as appealing as the other. Yet both versions have their own flavor and flair and even showcase how light and dark backdrops look equally elegant in a small studio apartment! Which of the two do you love the most?

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  • Wow, in the first design the white and wood are stunning. Then the sofa and greys are phenomenal. Great work!

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