MY NYC APARTMENT TOUR // $1800 studio in manhattan

  • Published on:  Thursday, December 17, 2020
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    In this video, I give you a tour of my tiny studio apartment in downtown Manhattan! I live in East Village in a 250 square foot studio. My rent was originally $2000 per month, but was recently reduced to $1800 per month, which is about the current market rate for a studio apartment in NYC. I told myself I’d chill out on the decor this time, so I was originally planning on keeping the place pretty minimalist and not recording an apartment makeover. But as they say.. you can lead an Ashley to an apartment, but you can’t make her resist her impulse to wallpaper every single surface. So anyways, here’s my apartment tour, complete with a small jungle worth of house plants, an abundance of vintage gold mirrors, my trusty pink armchair, and some questionable NYC storage solutions. I’m not quite sure how to describe my decor aesthetic - it’s somewhere between grandma chic, tumblr chic, and i-own-way-too-much-stuff-so-i-hid-everything-in-ikea-boxes chic. I hope you enjoy and thanks for checking out my place! :)

    ✰ MY OUTFIT ✰
    dress: aritzia (
    earrings: i designed them! (

    desk: urban outfitters (
    office chair: hag capisco (
    rug: urban outfitters (
    gold desk lamp: target (
    pen organizer box: anthropolgie (
    window crystals (
    polaroid camera (
    armchair pillow (
    gold side table: west elm (
    gold floor lamp (similar + less broken than mine:
    floor length mirror: anthropologie (

    cabinet knobs (
    mason jars (i dipped them in paint to make them green) (

    clothing rack: urban outfitters (
    shoe shelf: found mine on the street lol but it looks exactly like this one (
    wallpaper: graham & brown (

    green paint: benjamin moore hc-119 (
    duvet cover: urban outfitters (old, similar:
    fuzzy white pillow: target (
    fake rose strands (
    ikea shelf (
    ikea fabric bins (
    himalayan salt lamp (
    fairy lights (
    color changing lightbulb (
    sun-imitating light for plants (

    ♫ MUSIC ♫
    pillow talk by jeff kaale (

    ✰ FAQ ✰
    what’s your name? ashley
    what’s your instagram? @best.dressed
    how old are you? 22 (born in 1998)
    how tall are you? 5'5"
    what’s your ethnicity? half british and half burmese
    what equipment do you use to film?
    ➭ main camera: panasonic lumix gh5s (
    ➭ 8-18 mm lens (
    ➭ 12-35mm lens (
    ➭ on camera mic: rode videomic pro+ (
    ➭ voiceover mic: blue yeti usb mic (
    ➭ vlog camera: canon g7x mark ii (
    ➭ editing: final cut pro

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