In the heart of Soho sits a classic, New York apartment with a California soul. Filled with flea market finds, up-cycled storage, and vibrant textiles, the once dark studio now has a sunny new look. With the help of Homepolish designer Noa Santos  and the client's West Cost roots, the newly decorated apartment proves that style doesn't have to come at a price. Sure it's small, but creative touches — like using wooden shipping pallets as a bed frame — will easily inspire your own affordable updates.
Aside from being a conversation piece, chalkboard paint offers a cool contrast against the studio's white walls.
So cute! An old spice box adds a pop of color and is perfect for jewelry.
No doubt, the room's focal point is the day bed (that also doubles as a sofa). The frame was made stacking industrial wooden shipping pallets; a cute and clever way to store shoes!
Decorating with fashion  is a stylish way to maximize space and show off your favorite pieces.
Multifunctional furniture is key for a studio apartment. The blue trunk can be used as a coffee table, extra seating, and storage!
Flea market find or not, we're in love with this small side table!
A repurposed ladder offers additional shoe storage. Such a great idea!
Mixing patterns and colors provide a playful, unexpected look; especially in a small space.
Old hardware drawers are just another example of the apartment's creative storage.
A mason jar DIY  offers affordable lighting.
Now light and bright, this city studio has an eclectic, California vibe.