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Name: Gina Licata
Location: Upper East Side — New York, NY
Type of home: Studio Apartment
Size: 300 square feet
Time lived in: 3 months, renting

Tell us a little (or a lot) about your home and the people who live there: I recently moved into this studio apartment where I’m living without roommates for the first time and got to decorate a new space totally from the ground up. I’m a terrible procrastinator so I wanted to get everything done quickly and affordably so with a little planning I have the perfect small space to live and work from home!

I work in the arts so I wanted a space that represented me, I love color and camp and wanted something cozy but fun.

What is your favorite room and why? It’s only one room so I like the whole thing! The living room area is my favorite part

Describe your home’s style in 5 words or less: Retro, fun, cozy, eclectic

What’s the last thing you bought (or found!) for your home? I recently bought a giant disco ball from eBay and it brings me so much joy!

Any advice for creating a home you love? Don’t worry so much about what you think “goes” together, if you live each piece you will create a space that it uniquely you.

This submission’s responses and photos were edited for length/size and clarity.