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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.