Apartment Envy: A Brooklyn One Bedroom Makeover

I’m always a sucker for tips on decorating small spaces–a likely product of living in them my entire adult life.  As per usual, the editors at Lonny nailed it with this NYC apartment makeover featured in last month’s issue.  Take a gander…

Lonny Nov Living+Room+Eclectic+leather+chaise+linenThe mix of textures from acrylic and metal to leather and fur really makes the neutral color palette work.  Architectural details like the ornate fireplace and ceiling tiles don’t hurt either.  I’m really digging that leather chaise too.

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Lonny Nov Work+Space+round+black+table+office+iron+bookshelf+6I’ve never thought of displaying handbags on the wall but it really livens up the space while doubling as storage–score!  And this bedroom… it’s airy and feminine but not fussy.  The mix of delicate textures in the mongolian fur pillow and the sheepskin rug really soften the all-white minimalist theme.

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Coveting: Dwell Studio’s New Soho Flagship

Lonny is always chock full of amazing spaces but the August issue’s spread on Dwell Studio’s new Wooster Street outpost really caught my attention.  First, I was surprised to hear that it’s the first ever brick and mortar shop of the popular bedding and decor site.  If it was a long time coming, the space certainly lives up to expectations.  Second, from the looks of things, I sense the beginning of an expanding line into more home decor and furnishings.  If it’s anything like this well-appointed store, it will be well received!

Apparently, the new flagship combines the site’s traditional offerings of furnishings, decor and bedding with vintage finds and other unique items like the AMAZING vintage brass chandelier shown above.  A Paris find, of course!  I’m OBSESSED!    Among other noteworthy offerings is this chain wallpaper in a bold gilded motif.

I’m also a fan of this gold side table.  It’s darling, isn’t it?

The online site features some unique artwork as well.

So next time you’re around scenic Wooster Street, might want to pop in!

Apartment Envy

As always, the new issue of Lonny was chock full of amazing design inspo.  This Brooklyn one-bed in Clinton Hill is particularly awesome.  Home to Real Simple market editor Kelley Carter, the apartment’s bold use of color, texture, and pattern really works despite the small space.

The apartment was completely overhauled and coated in a neutral gray paint.  From there, Carter used some fantastic wallpapers to add intrigue with accent walls –something most would avoid in a small space.  Here, it really works.  For this accent wall Carter used a subtle swirl design by Cole & Son.

I fell in love with these pink graphic pillows by Nightbyrd.  They pair really well with the gray velvet Mitchell Gold sofa.   Other accents like colorful art, lamps, and curiosities play up the eclectic tone.

This hot pink desk is amazing.  The chevron fabric on the mood board is pretty great too.

In the bedroom Carter used a feather print paper by Ferm Living, which pairs well with the simple white bedding.

 I’m swooning over this minaret printed paper by Osborne & Little.  The yellow breakfast table is also on my wish list, such a fab find from Ikea.

Love all of it!

Work Space Envy

I’m all about organization so a neat and, for lack of a better word, chic work space is an absolute must.  I like to think productivity wouldn’t be an issue if my office looked like one of these!

Love this office housing Lonny’s editor in chief, Michelle Adams, as featured in the online mag’s office makeover.  The before and after shots are ridiculous… really shows what can be done with a good eye.   The traditional curtains lend a cozy feminine feel to the black and white palette and modern artwork.  The lamps and books add a welcomed pop of color.

This dining room in the Park Avenue home of art dealer Blair Clarke doubles as a library.  I love the mix of traditional furnishings with contemporary art and decorative accents.  And that detail on the floor…  Images via Lonny.

How about this darling little number?  Cute and a little eclectic… I think I could be productive there.