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''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
Two words diplomatically describe the housing situation in New York: spatially-challenged. There are more than 3.49 million homes in the city and 70 per cent of them have two bedrooms or less, according to a study. In fact, more than eight percent of New York dwellings are studio apartments. It’s a concrete jungle where people pay millions for minuscule spaces—even more if those spaces have views.
As a result, architects and interior designers have to get creative. To make an apartment feel more spacious, expansive floor-to-ceiling windows are often accentuated to make the most of natural light and aspect. Walls and ceilings are painted in light-reflecting hues to act like a canvas to display art and furnishings. Mirrors are used to trick the eye into thinking a room is bigger than it actually is.
Read on to see inspiring New York City apartments from the archives of Vogue Living.