Today's a big day for me! I start my new job in NYC and as of yesterday I officially have a home here in the city. I lucked out and found an Upper East Side apartment with a vacant master suite. A sorority sister of mine connected me to a few of her closest girlfriends who were looking for a roommate to occupy their third room. It only took me one day of perusing studio apartments to realize what a better offer I had living with 2 other New Yorkers- getting my own bathroom, having a separate living/dining area, and paying 2/3 the rent of what a studio would cost. The current tenant is in the process of moving out, but I snapped a few "before pictures" of the room so you could follow along on it's transition:
It's tiny (or should we say "cozy?") compared to Texas standards, but pretty large for a NYC bedroom. Also, the location can't be beat. I'll be able to walk a few blocks to work, and the Lexington subway station is also only a couple minutes away. The first order of business is giving life to the room with a soft gray wall color and a stark white for the trim and doors. Here are the Benjamin Moore colors I think I'll probably go with- they're tried and true favorites:
Secondly, I'll need to downsize to a full bed. As I've mentioned before, my eye's been on the Octavia bed from Serena & Lily. Right now, I'm imagining pops of hot pink and yellow mixed in with the gray and white:
Shop NYC Bedroom Decor:
Slim Aarons, "Monte Mano" Photograph $499/Hicks Large Pendant in Polished Nickel $609/Icarius Table Lamp $199/Octavia Full Headboard $995/Magenta Throw Pillows $134/Zebra Print Hide Rug $599/Mid-Century Modern Bergman Bench $1,595/
Because I have 2 narrow windows in the room, I imagine adding Roman shades with cornice boxes framing the top, like I did in Cakewalk Style Shop's office:
Stay tuned as I share the process of moving in! It should be an interesting couple of months.
Happy Monday, and I hope you all have a great week!