Monday, July 27, 2015

I Found the Space

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!


  1. We will miss you here in Houston Sam! But I'm excited to follow your new life as a New Yorker

  2. Best wishes to you, Sam!


  3. Congrats on the move. Can't wait to see what you do with the place.

    Blue Door Living

  4. I am so excited for you, Sam. Your bedroom is going to be amazing! Can't wait to follow along!

  5. Congrats on your new place - how exciting! I'm loving the design scheme you have planned out (revere pewter is one of my go-to greys too! lol) I can't wait to see some after photos :) XO, Diana

  6. I'm sure your new space will look amazing! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

  7. What a fun new adventure! that is going to be amazing! Love the aesthetic you have created - fun and spunky but also chic!

  8. We love our window coverings you designed for our office. Makes me happy to see them, so I think they would be perfect in your new space!


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