Making New York My Home

I've officially been living in New York for 1 month, but somehow it still feels like I'm on vacation. NY doesen't feel like my home just yet, and I think it has a lot do with my very unfinished apartment. The apartment I live in now is actually the very first one I viewed during my week long hunt. I instantly knew it was the one, and I absolutely loved the fact that it would be completely renovated with new hardwood flooring and appliances. 

While the space is slowly coming together I thought it would be nice to show a bit of the inspiration and process behind finding the perfect pieces to fill each room.

 

- THE LIVING ROOM -

For the living room I wanted to go with a artsy contemporary feel with hint of 70's nostalgia. The ceilings are pretty hig, so a large gallery wall with a mix of vibrant and monochromatic art is a must. The 2 orange mid-century chairs will soon be accompanied by a modern light grey couch and a clear sculptural coffee table. My favorite item of the room so far is the water color inspired rug that I ended up taking a huge chance on. 

Inspiration

Inspiration

My Apartment

My Apartment

- THE KITCHEN -

I love how the dark grey tiles in the kitchen makes such a strong statement and really give the room character. I want to continue the theme and keep the kitchen very clean and minimal. I plan on adding 2 black frames with striking fashion photography and house plants to add a touch of color. 

Inspiration

Inspiration

My Apartment

My Apartment

- THE BEDROOM -

Since  New York is extremely crowded and chaotic, I wanted my bedroom to be a place of peace and serenity. The color palette consists of soothing shades of grey, pink, white, and rose gold for a bit of edge. I plan on creating custom artwork to hang above the bed that will the entire room together. I'm also going to add a huge floor to ceiling mirror, vanity, dresser, and grey shag rug. 

Inspiration

Inspiration

My Apartment

My Apartment

- THE BATHROOM -

The bathroom is the easiest space is the apartment to decorate. The space is so small, the fun contrast tiles pretty much do all the work for me. Naturally I went with a black and white theme adding zig zag towels and a geometric white on clear shower curtains. I'll eventually add a simple art piece above the toilet and some subtle hints of gold to give the space more of a luxurious feel. 

Inspiration

Inspiration

My Apartment

My Apartment

So that's how my apartments looking so far! You can keep up with my home transformation on Instagram Stories as I reveal all the new pieces that come in as my apartment gets closer to being finished.