A must see: The $5,000 living room

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A must see: The $5,000 living room
This lamp, gold skull and lucite side table were all found at the Chelsea flea market. The cushions are from Ikea and the chairs are from One Kings Lane (a little splurge).
Here's Noa in his living room. The columns were sourced from the Chelsea flea market and that little bronze guy was found for $30 upstate.
The Park Ave apartment came with white walls and black floors. The latter being a huge selling point for Noa.
This painting from Uprise Art would probably cost $5000 on its own but Uprises's budget-friendly service lets clients own great, large scale items. The sofa is typically a splurge item but with a discount from Swatch Noa saved on this lovely tufted leather Chesterfield fromHome Decorator's.
Though the living room isn't huge, the black and white symmetry in the space makes it feel comfortable, uncluttered and chic.
Ross loves Kate Moss either because she's a fashion icon or because their names rhyme. Or both.
The anatomical prints are from the Chelsea Flea Market, the cushion is from Ikea and the lamp is from City Opera Thrift Shop.
Bar carts make any home feel sophisticated but they're actually necessary when your boyfriend is Vice President of a PR company that represents all of these liquor brands.

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As with all of our designer's homes, Homepolish Cofounder Noa Santos's apartment is an accumulation of redesigns. His taste is pretty unwavering when it comes to his personal spaces so they always evoke luxurious, tropical and bold scenarios - it's only the layout that changes. His vibe is very 50s Hollywood set for a movie about a South Pacific island inhabited by beautiful people and exotic animals. You know?

Wanting the space to reflect his and his boyfriend Ross's hometown Hawaii, Noa filled the living room with leafy palms, warm bronze accents and taxidermy animals (humanely caught by his uncle in Hawaii!). Sourcing almost everything from flea markets and vintage stores, the cost was kept under $5k with Noa's patience and sharp eye. Splurging on the big stuff and saving on accessories and storage (with our discount program Swatch!), the room is a lush but well-balanced representation of Noa and Ross's dramatic, worldly and sophisticated tastes. Look through the images to see where Noa was extravagant and where he practiced thriftiness with his home buys.
Photographs by Claire Esparros.
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