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The $22 Amazon Upgrade That Made My New Apartment Feel Like Home

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I never baked sourdough; I bucked the puzzle bandwagon; and I’m not on TikTok. But several months into the pandemic, I did fall victim to a popular quarantine trend: I moved apartments (okay, and got a dog).  Never having changed living spaces within New York (I’d been in the same Bushwick, Brooklyn, walk-up since the day I arrived three years ago), I was ready for a change and, frankly, an upgrade. So when I opened a mass email from StreetEasy and the price of an apartment caught my eye, my two roommates and I decided to look at it “just...

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Anatomy of a Great Entryway: 7 Things No One Tells You

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An entryway can reveal a lot about someone. Do they toss their keys in a catchall bowl or tuck them away in a drawer? Do they use the front hall as a dumping ground for daily gear or is their coatrack next-level tidy? These are the details that shape our first impressions. There’s more to designing a great entry than topping a console with a few trinkets and a vase. And while there aren’t any hard-and-fast rules, we’ve noticed that all our favorite entryways share a handful of key characteristics. Here are seven things you’ll always find. A High-Contrast Mirror PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEPHEN BUSKEN...

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