My NYC Apartment Pt. 1
West Village, NY

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!)

Iro jacket // Alexis blouse // ALC pants
BloomBar flowers
One Kings Lane sofa
West Elm coffee table
Wisteria dresser
Williams Sonoma Home bar cart
Pottery Barn rug
Madeline Weinrib and John Robshaw pillows
Ballard Designs chair
Shabby Chic side table
Becca Interiors lamp
Les Indiennes wallpaper
Restoration Hardware medicine cabinet
Ralph Lauren basket (sold out, similar)
Visual Comfort bathroom light
Robert Abbey chandelier
Etsy entry vintage rug (similar)
Williams Sonoma Home entry frames
Framed Hermes scarf
Picasso picture
Becca Interiors frames
Ballard Designs mirror
Restoration Hardware curtains
One Kings Lane entry mirror
Coffee table books

Charissa Fay Photography

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  • Natali says:

    Good Lord, that looks like an apartment of my dreams! Wow!

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Olivia says:

    I’m not over this!! Omg gorgeous, doesn’t even look real!
    New post/

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Liz S. says:

    Such gorgeous decor!

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Rach says:

    I loved your West Village apartment! The interior decor was perfect and it had so much charm!

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Katelyn Calautti says:

    I miss this place dearly. The photos are beautiful but obviously seeing it in person completes the amazing vibe it had. Can’t wait to see your new abode. PS I am going to desperately need help from Becca. xo

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Grace Atwood says:

    Friend it is just perfect!!! NYC misses you… and I’m thinking maybe I reach out to Becca as I start decorating my own space! xoxo

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Such charming decoration of the cute place. Making great use of space. I love a bright and delightful feel of the place! Simply fabulous! :)

    💋LA BIJOUX BELLA💋 | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Ewa Macherowska says:

    Always love your photos!

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Carey says:

    Gorgeous apartment!

    xo, Carey

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Azanah Khadduri says:

    So beautiful! I love the way you decorated the place!

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Tess Felber says:

    Your apartment is just stunning! I love the crystal lighting in your foyer and the bar cart is just adorable!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Aria Di Bari says:

    Your flat is so gorgeous, lucky you!

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Lauren says:

    So cute! You really did maximize the space in the best possible ways! That entry hall is gorgeous.

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Lilah says:

    Loving your apartment details! Such a cute space, you did an amazing job decorating. Thanks for the share!

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • C's Collection says:

    Your personal style definitely transfers to your home decor – are you going to be sharing your Venice home tour soon?

    C’s Collection |

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
    • replied:

      Yes once I get all of my furniture delivered :) XO

      March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Kirsten says:

    ah… outdoor space <3

    -Kirsten //

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Fashionandcash says:

    Your apartment is very cozy and stylish, I like it :)

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • diana elizabeth says:

    I have been waiting for this!!!!!!!!!!! So lovely, love your home style so much babe!

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Alyssa Amato says:

    What a beautiful apartment!! So lovely! xx

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Amanda says:

    This space was so stunning! Can’t wait to see what you do with the new West Coast spot!

    xo, Amanda

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Christa says:

    Absolutely gorgeous apartment! ~ Christa

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Syrina says:

    Love how you decorated your apartment. My favorite part might actually be the typical NYC fire escape!!

    March 30, 2017 | Reply
  • Ashley says:

    Love the style + history! Very classy! -A.
    The Yellow Petunia

    April 2, 2017 | Reply
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  • Karen says:

    Love your apartment!

    April 5, 2017 | Reply
  • Emily Piskulick says:

    your bathroom was the cutest! xo

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    Wanting regular updates! Thx

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  • Paris Chic Style says:

    I really love this apartment. The inside structure and decor remind me of Parisian Apartments, however, the outside view and architecture is definitely a New York apartment. :) Did you move out already?

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  • chuckpearcesold says:

    So Beautiful!!

    September 18, 2017 | Reply