2017 has been a year of change for me. I moved to Manhattan after graduating from Villanova, started working for Ralph Lauren and moved into my first apartment close to home in Stamford, CT. It’s also been a year of learning; I learned how to live alone, how to keep a succulent alive, how to take the GRE (more importantly, how to move on after realizing that a perfect score isn’t in the cards for me) and I learned how much I love designing my new space.
I spent weeks and weeks walking through markets and scrolling through new brands’ Instagrams looking for the perfect basket or the perfect vintage runner rug. I’m in love with how my new space turned out — it’s feminine, rustic and clean, but more importantly it feels homey and feels like it’s very…me.
Seating: This couch is SO comfortable and the fabric is cozy, but pretty stain-resistant, which was really important to me since I went against my better judgement and chose a light color. I got it at Safavieh and it’s by Lee Industries. My leather chair is by Hooker Furniture and I worked with United House Wrecking to find it. I wasn’t finding a leather chair in my budget that I loved so I gave them a description of what I was looking for and what my budget was and they took care of the rest! They have amazing vintage finds from people cleaning out their homes, but they also have some new pieces, like my chair. My bistro table chairs are from Middlebury Consignments — another amazing place to go for a mix of previously owned and new pieces. I found my leather bench at CB2. My kitchen counter stools are from West Elm.
Accessories: My floor lamp and leaning mirror are from Pottery Barn (here and here). My area rug is from RugsUSA — I LOVED the print and the price. My runner rug in my kitchen is from Anthropologie. I found my velvet throw at ABC Carpet and Home (I got the tassel throw on my leather chair there also, but it’s sold out). The stool next to my media counsel and my marble candle centerpiece are from Home Goods. The faces candle is from Jonathan Adler (smells yummy and it reminds me of Game of Thrones… it’s one of my favorite graduation gifts!). The basket full of my throw blankets is from Reformation Hardware. For the final touch I got all of my plants from Copia Home & Garden.
Wall Decor: The hanging baskets that my succulents are in are from Anthropologie. I found my Butterfly dish at Bergdorf Goodman. My floating bookshelves are from Urban Outfitters. I took the center boating photo from Capri over the summer and framed it with Shutterfly. The vintage viking drinking horn is from a pop-up market outside of Philadelphia. I was given the print of Positano from the family that owned the villa I stayed in on my trip to the Amalfi Coast in 2015. The small watercolors are from a street artist in Paris. The Chanel & Tiger print is by Oliver Gal — I have a Cartier & Zebra version and a Prada & Antelope one in my bathroom, too. Lastly, I found the Kate Moss print in a poster store in Oxford when I studied abroad years ago.
Tables: I found my coffee table and my entry table at Middlebury Consignments. My media counsel is from United House Wrecking. My side table is from Bel Mondo. This was the piece that I fell in love with first and I ended up basing the rest of my design decisions off of it! My marble bistro table is from Rejuvenation… it’s pricy, but I also love this one.
I got almost everything on sale! You can usually negotiate the price at the vintage/consignment stores and for the other stores I usually watched the item and waited for a sale or promotion of some kind.
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