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West Village, NY

My NYC Apartment Pt. 3

It’s been so funny staying in a hotel rather than my apartment since I moved! But for some, they prefer staying in an apartment. I can’t complain about staying in the dreamy Palace hotel uptown, but a part of me does miss my cozy little abode in the West Village that I called home for 3 years ;)  Here are the last and final pictures from my apartment reveal shot by the lovely Charissa Fay.  You can find all furniture details here and here.  You can also read about the inspiration behind the space on MyDomaine, The Every Girl, and Domino. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script');
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West Village, NY

My NYC Apartment Pt. 2

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! !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script');
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West Village, NY

My NYC Apartment Pt. 1

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 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!) !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script');
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West Village, NY

My Closet + Spring Cleaning Tips

Ahhh Spring!  A time of rebirth and renewal!  It’s a time to clean out those closets and make room for new energy and new pieces that will give you that extra pep in your step.  I’m getting nostalgic looking back at these pictures of my old closet.  This closet was a special place – it was where a lot of brainstorming and some serious outfit planning went down.  Before I moved, I got rid of a ton of pieces!  A few of  you have been asking me to do a closet sale since I’m cleaning out my wardrobe again – and it’s something I will definitely consider. ;)  If you haven’t already read the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up I highly recommend you doing so.  It’s all about decluttering your space to help make room for inspiration and creativity.  For closet storage – I love these Ikea bookshelves and this rolling rack.  You can’t go wrong with fun wicker baskets for scarves, bathing suits, and belts.  Keep old shoe boxes and use them as storage for odds + ends.  Toss plastic hangers and order these velvet non slip ones.  Organize your clothes by season and buy under the bed storage bins or consider renting a small storage unit if necessary (I used Box Butler in NYC and had a great experience – and no this isn’t sponsored!)  Donate or consign anything you haven’t worn in a year (I loved Second Time Around consignment store.)  And finally the wardrobe mantra I live by; invest in classic pieces you’ll have for years to come!  Less is more – quality over quantity. !function(d,s,id){ var e, p = /^http:/.test(d.location) ? 'http' : 'https'; if(!d.getElementById(id)) { e = d.createElement(s); e.id = id; e.src = p + '://widgets.rewardstyle.com/js/shopthepost.js'; d.body.appendChild(e); } if(typeof window.__stp === 'object') if(d.readyState === 'complete') { window.__stp.init(); } }(document, 'script', 'shopthepost-script');
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