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I Wish I Lived Here: Colorful Manhattan Apartment

This is my dream Manhattan apartment -- when I saw it in The New York Times' weekly "On Location" column a few months ago, I knew I had to showcase it somewhere. I love color, but one of the problems with living in NYC rentals is that many landlords have strict rules about painting (let alone with bright, bold colors!). This playwright's haven (which he owns, so he has the freedom to make his own painting guidelines) is my idea of color done right. Every room is perfectly styled with personalized touches from the "life" and "love" messages on the kitchen cabinets to the “poetry” tile in the shower. There you have it, my colorful dream home. Share your dream home with us!

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Photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

-- Lauren Le Vine

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