Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Feels Like Home

It feels like an appropriate week to finally post these pictures of our place that I took a few days ago, but never got around to uploading.

Appropriate because we spent an awful lot of time in the only little square in Manhattan on which we can lay claim (for a 15-month lease, at least) with Wednesday's storm prohibiting much else (save one trip to the recycling closet and a quick step out onto the deck for a picture of snow).

The entryway/hallyway:
(Noelle, you get the credit for the Jacobean. I saw it at your place before I ever saw it at Target. And so began this sordid love affair that consisted of me visiting the rug aisle and standing and deliberating and standing and deliberating every time I went to Target. I wish I had an entire room for the full rug, but the runner added a needed dose of color to this space.)

First left, the bathroom:
Second left, the kitchen - and I left a few dirty dishes in the sink just for you, dear reader:
I don't know if I ever mentioned this mirror before, but how 'bout it?! Rescued from the garbage, scrubbed for bed bugs and the sake of our sanity, then spiffied up with a little love and black paint.
Third left, the bedroom/dining/living room. These pictures made me laugh, almost everything in the room shows up in every shot, regardless of the angle. Ah, the studio:
Another mirror worth mentioning. You may remember the other piece of mirror snagged from a landfill future last summer that met its perfect mate at a flea market in Chelsea (incidentally, it's reflecting my other sweet flea market find - the sun dial on top of the armoire. Many thanks, Ashley, Ali and Joy!). After all the requiste Home Depot trips for wood filler, paint, brushes, sandpaper and mirror hangers and a few trips to Duane Reade for bandaids and Neosporin (there were a few casualties, mostly on Noah's hands), this puppy finally made it on the wall. I'd probably send the guy who sold it to me to an early grave if he saw what I did with its four gilded sides, but I think it packs a lot more punch in robin's egg blue...
We weren't so sure we could make a go of one room living, until we met the roofdeck and decided it would all be worth it next spring. Ah, say it again with me... spring. That storm may have kept us indoors a little too long, and maybe that's the reason for my crankiness the rest of this week... But it sure did make for a pleasant view of Battery Park.


Robby Spratt said...

Wow! You two have the most stylish/least cluttered apartment I have ever seen! Don't you have weird little knick-knacks floating around? I always have various books, and papers, and writing utensils strewn about wherever I habitate.

koryn said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pad! I remember a long conversation about that mirror and it looks great! I have thought about that rug from Target many a time as well but really have no place for it - should I get rid of one to put that in?

The whole fam looked at these shots together. We especially like the rooftop terrace and the views of the park.

Just so cool!

Casey said...

I absolutely love your place! And nice finds. I'm always rummaging through the street furniture hoping for a steal.

And PS, while the temple is a nice place to meet it shouldn't be the only place where we're hanging out. Let's double soon!

Lincoln and Alisia said...

Love your home!! You seriously are amazing at decorating!We need to visit you guys again soon.

sorensenpower said...

Awesome new place! I love it. And the pic of battery park totally reminds me of when we skipped the crazy lines!

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Whitney said...

i love your decorating style and the colors you use. super super cute! now looking at the pictures i have to say thank you again for having josh and spencer!! literally they were sleeping right beside you two. how romantic! haha, you two are such good people. :)

allyn said...

very cute and homey. i now renounce any jokes of dropping in on you with my 5. perhaps, just for chat, but not for a long visit. very smart of you to find something small to fend off any large crowds.

it is adorable.

Corey, Alisa, and Elsie said...

Oh my goodness--I LOVE your apt!! I really like the mirror A LOT and I love how you've used the cool chairs throughout your apt. And that white pitcher on the counter next to the bowl filled with fruit--so welcoming. You've mixed modern with vintage and I really, really like it. A very nice touch is written all over!

Unstoppable Lindsey said...

Seems perfect! I mean talk about feng seem to have it all in order. Can I just tell you how much I admire your ability to follow through on garage projects? I have many sitting in my closet. Those mirrors are amazing!

Angie said...

Hey where do you find amaretti cookies for the butternut squash lasagna? I haven't found them anywhere, and just improvised when I made the recipe.

Joy said...

Cute apartment! I'm so happy that you were able to fit in the best of your beautiful NY furniture finds, especially that wonderful antique table. And I love how the mirror turned out! You're right, I think that guy would have had a fit!
Okay, I just have one suggestion (it's the decorator/space planner in me---so sorry). What if the table and chaise switched places? That way you would walk into a living room area from the hall, especially if you pulled a couple of dining chairs close, and your table can serve as a large nightstand as well as a table.
Now here's the part where you tell me that you like it just as it is because you can snuggle on the chaise and watch tv right? (Again, I apologize for my designer disease)
I'm so happy that you're in a safer neighborhood and living happily ever after.