After our wedding, my husband Matt and I moved into a studio apartment on a tree lined street in beautiful downtown New York. I loved marrying our individual styles and designing a home together. The lack of square footage was certainly a challenge. Living in New York often means living in a small space without all the bells and whistles, and when I say "bells and whistles" I mean a full kitchen and a coat closet. Luckily our apartment came with great bones and beautiful finishes. To maximize our space, I created designated areas within the studio or faux rooms without walls. The result was a spacious bedroom, living room, dining room, kitchen, and master/guest bathroom. Most furniture pieces worked a double or even a triple shift. This apartment reflected our style and our new life together.