When I first came to New York, I was looking for a place to crash, now I have a place to live. I realize there’s much more to being a New Yorker than hopping from place to place then coming home at an unreasonable time to rest for just a few hours and to start all over again the next day. I like to entertain even with my small place, so I like it to be both open and cozy.
The book divider I purchased from Ikea really helps me out in separating the living room to my “bedroom” in my studio apartment. It inspired me to find a better way to arrange my furniture and other belongings. I started my apartment with just a bed and a couch. I had some side tables I hated that came with the bed I purchased from someone, but that was it. I’m now loving the transition.
I love buying things that I know will compliment my apartment. TJMaxx and HomeGoods are my two best friends! There’s no real theme. There is a lot of brown, but it was unintentional. I just wanted an easy- to- clean couch that wouldn’t look stained if I spilled something on it. I didn’t know if I wanted a really minimalist or artistic look. I think it’s somewhere in the middle. I am really trying to avoid clutter, but I also want to feel comfortable and at home.
My apartment before:
My apartment then: