One of the simultaneously most fun but also daunting parts of moving into a new space is getting to redecorate. This particular apartment is going to be a lot of fun. I literally have 4x the space of my old apartment (I’m not saying that to brag, I was living in a tiny Manhattan studio and now I live in a more residential part of Brooklyn) so it’s a huge change for me. I want to make it perfect… a chic little bachelorette pad of sorts. I mean, now’s the time to do it… I live alone so why not!?
I’m going for a sort of Beverly Hills Hotel/understated old school glamour vibe. Lots of neutrals with pops of blush pink, emerald green (banana leaf + palms!), and subtle pops of yellow. I want the space to feel ever so retro but also very clean and soothing to come home to.
In terms of furniture, I have not bought much yet! This week I’ve been super focused upon decluttering and finding homes for all of my stuff. I did purchase my bed (which I am obsessed with) and also took a page out of Kat’s book with two of these IKEA bookcases to store all of my bags and shoes in the bedroom. Furniture is going to be the hardest part. I have a good idea what I want for the dining area, but for the living room I am hoping to find a mid-century couch + set of chairs and have them reupholstered with some of my sister’s fabrics.
My sister and I both went b-a-n-a-n-a-s over the Palmyra lamp, above. Sadly it is $15,000. While on PB Teen (I spend entirely too much time on that site but guys – they have some gooooood stuff!) I found this floor lamp which has a similar vibe (at a price I can sort of actually afford, ha ha).
I already owned this Slim Aarons photo prior to moving. What’s funny is that I bought it a few months ago but hadn’t hung it up (it’s really heavy – I had to have a handyman do it for me). It’s as if I subconsciously knew I was moving! I’ve been slowly but surely starting a little art collection and this was my first real investment. Titled Monocled Miss, it features Renata Boeck enjoying breakfast in bed at the Regency Hotel in New York. I find it to be so glamorous. It’s the only piece of art I’ve hung so far… currently on display right over my bar cart!
And for the bathroom I could see myself doing something like this. I don’t have a medicine cabinet so I could easily wallpaper the bathroom and then just swap the mirror out for something a little more chic. 😉
I put together the below moodboard with a few of the pieces I’ve been ogling. It was reassuring to see that they look pretty nice together!
From Top Left: One Kings Lane Jefferson Pendant Chandelier // Mud Australia Chartreuse Pitcher (my sister got me this as a housewarming gift – love!) // West Elm Dining Table // West Elm Plate // Tommy Bahama Banana Leaf Fabric // Rebecca Atwood Fabric // One Kings Lane Crystal Chandelier // Society Social Pink Lamp // Lulu & Georgia Pink Velvet Chair // PB Teen Lamp // BHLDN Frond Place Mat // One Kings Lane Pink Glass Bowl // Society Social Bar Cart // West Elm Yellow Chair // Chairish Pillow Set (the yellow border on these makes them so perfect!)// Depression Glass Pitcher + Tumblers