A few more shots of my old West Village, NYC apartment… Painting my bedroom black was a huge risk and I went back and forth about it for weeks, but luckily Becca convinced me and I ended up LOVING it! It really made the extremely small bedroom feel more luxe and sophisticated. When it came to the dining nook, I knew I didn’t want to do anything conventional so I mixed up my chairs and did a custom wingback from Society Social and wicker chairs from Williams Sonoma. I collected various sizes of blue ginger jars and placed floral arrangements from BloomBar in them. I sprinkled fashion coffee table books throughout the space along with perfume, candles and souvenirs from my travels. The artwork was a combination of magazine and coffee table book cutouts (it’s all about getting creative!), and pieces from One Kings Lane. As I mentioned in my first apartment post, I utilized every inch of the 650 square foot space with a rolling rack, baskets, and shoe boxes for storage. The apartment was a mix of classic and eclectic with a nod to the charm of the West Village. Head over to this post and this post to see more!
I had the pleasure of returning to Costa Rica for the second time this year with one of my favorite loungewear lines; Eberjey. The first time I went to Costa Rica I went solo – for a surfing and yoga retreat. The retreat was in the middle of the jungle and a total experience! I literally lived in a treehouse and showered outside for a week! This time around was just as fun – but super different because I stayed in the beautiful Four Seasons located in Peninsula Papagayo. My photographer and I had a blast shooting around the property, swimming in the ocean, and attempting to surf! This crochet knit coverup is perfect for a spring getaway and looks great with or without a belt. Eberjey is THE place to go for chic swimwear or sleep pieces – their PJs are the softest, and their suits are incredibly flattering. I love this coverup, this PJ set, and this bathing suit. Shop more of my fave Eberjey pieces below!
Happy Friday! It’s been so beautiful here in Venice Beach and I was out and about all week catching up with friends, taking meetings, and trying new restaurants. If you watch my instastories you know that I had a very funny dinner guest last night (a pig!) LOL Anyways, I’ve been wearing this dress nonstop since it came in the mail. The photo really doesn’t do it justice – it’s dreamy in person. I love this suede jacket and you can’t beat the price! How simple and chic are these nude slides? This is such a great cosmetic case to travel with. Treat yourself to a coconut milk bath and a fun red polish. Spruce up your pad with a few new coffee table books – this one is a fave. Shop more of my picks from this week below (like this fab gold card case) – and enjoy your weekend!
I’m so excited to share pictures of my old West Village, NYC apartment with you! I lived in this charming 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 650 sq. ft apartment for 3 years. The second bedroom became a very special closet/office space which you may remember from this post here. My apartment was located on the most incredible street in a brick building that was built in the 1920s. The fire escape overlooked townhouses that reminded me of St. Germain in Paris. In the spring, beautiful white blossoms would bloom right outside my steps and everyone was always out and about with their dogs grabbing coffee. I maximized every inch of that apartment! I made a cute dining nook which was located near the entry, and got creative with Ikea shelves, rolling racks, and under the bed storage. When it came to decor, I embraced the neighborhood charm and history of the West Village and outfitted the space with classic, cozy, sophisticated pieces. I used a ton of neutrals to make the space feel bigger than it was, and drew inspiration from my travels. The picture above my bar cart is a framed Hermes scarf that I picked up in Florence, the entry rug is from a Bazaar in Turkey, and the bone inlay dresser has a Moorish-inspired, bohemian flare. The entry mirror is Moroccan inspired and all of the artwork has some sort of meaning or significance to me. I ordered most of my pieces online (One Kings Lane, Restoration Hardware, Wisteria and Williams Sonoma), and then picked up other items at antique and specialty shops during my travels. It took me 3 years (until I moved out!) to fully decorate the place. It happened slowly, but surely. After year 2, I got “stuck” and couldn’t figure out what was missing in my apartment or what it needed to really feel 100% complete. I reached out to Becca Interiors after finding her on Instagram and she helped me add the finishing touches and swap out a few things (like my coffee table, bathroom light + wallpaper, artwork and bedroom paint.) Stay tuned for Pt. 2 and be sure to check out other photos of my apartment on MyDomaine, Domino and The Every Girl (next week!)