Friday, October 26, 2012

My First NYC Apartment

After I graduated, I was so excited to get a New York City apartment and make it my own. I lived at home all summer and commuted so I couldn't wait to find a place. The truth is, as all New Yorkers know, you don't get a lot of space for your buck. I did luck out with the size of my bedroom but it is still significantly smaller than the rooms I had in college and at home. I wanted to decorate with a somewhat neutral palate and decided on a tan/oatmeal and blue color scheme. There are pops of gold and silver and a little bit of pink from art and decorative accents, as well. It was a big project finding things that were in my budget. I knew I wanted a nail head headboard but the ones from West Elm and other store were too expensive.  

I found my headboard on overstock.com and it was a real steal at less than $200. I got a lot of great things from Home Goods like my bedside dresser/table and a lot of decorative objects in my living room. For the rest of the room, I looked on Etsy, Joss and Main and One Kings Lane for weeks before deciding on my lampshade, decorative pillow, etc. I've already been in for a month and still haven't found a rug (or a price) that I like. If anyone sees one they think would look good in my room let me know!

Below are some pictures from my apartment bedroom and then links below. 




 This one is a bit blurry but wanted to show my great beside table!





West Elm dresser // Lamp Shade Designs from Etsy lampshade // Art from 20x200.com here and here // Decorative pillow from Urban Pillow on Etsy // Headboard from overstock.com // Bedside dresser from Home Goods // Frames from Pier One // Tray from C. Wonder // Bowl from Anthropologie // Smaller tray from West Elm // Bedding (old but similar from Restoration Hardware)




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