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February 13, 2017

FASHIONISTA SUCCESS AT 26


If you live in New York, especially Manhattan, you are well aware of sky-high rent prices. When an average 1 bedroom runs you around $3200 a month, living on your own may feel like a very distant reality. This is why many of us live with a roommate (or two, or three) to cover the cost of our crazy rent and live in what we consider the city of dreams. Now, if you happen to work in an industry that easily covers the cost of high rent and all its amenities, this seems like a moot point. For us fashionistas, living on your own is something that may not come to fruition until your early to mid thirties when managerial positions are finally in our view, along with the salaries to go with it. However, when you do work in fashion and you reach the point where you live on your own, celebration is in order. My closest friend in the city, at a mere 26 years old moved into her own studio apartment in Greenwich village, sans help from the parental unit. She quickly climbed the corporate ladder as a buyer, achieving fashionista success before most even move to the city to follow their fashion dreams. This is what success looks like to a twenty-something fashion girl:

This fifth floor studio walk-up is anything but small. Charming, quaint and Martha Stewart chic, this fashion focused buyer adorned her apartment with shabby-chic accessories to brighten the 500 square foot space.



The bedroom area acts as both a sleeping and living space, with a plush, ivory couch and wooden coffee table for function and flair.




Mirrors always help spaces appear larger, case in point with this beautiful, free standing mirror to the right. It is also a great accent piece to the ivory couch and fluffy pillows. 


The arch details create a barrier between the kitchen and the bedroom. In order to have an eating area, she placed a West Elm island in the middle of the space. The wooden island is perfect for hosting dinner parties and extra table space when cooking. 

Due to the lack of cabinets, shelving space is utilized for both dish storing, cookbook organizing and putting away cooking supplies. 





The bathroom is perfect for the space. Situated directly across from the living/bedroom, it becomes a very private area, as opposed to other apartments where the bathroom is in close proximity to the bedroom or living space.


These bathroom towels are a reminder that no matter how small your home, it is a place to relax and rewind from the bustling city. Home Sweet Home:)





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17 comments

  1. such a cute and tiny space!

    xx theclosetchronicle.com

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    1. it's super cute, right! I love what she did with it!

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  2. such a nice and cozy place, you look cute too!!!
    thank you for sharing
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    1. thanks so much! I really love the interior design!

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  3. wow such a nice photos! I want to go to NYC soon!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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    1. It's the best, but I would love to go to Paris!

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  4. so cute! definitely making the most of the nyc living situation!
    xx
    http://thedemeler.com

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  5. Your place looks amazing!! Can't wait to decorate my own apartment with friends soon!

    xxAmanda
    http://www.poiseinwings.com/

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    1. It is actually my friend's place. She did a great job with it!

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  6. This is such a beautiful apartment! I don't live in New York, but London is pretty similar in that sense - living on your own is crazy expensive, unless you want to live in a dangerous area in a ridiculously old and ugly studio. x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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    1. London and New York are similar in high rents for sure! In fact, I studied abroad in London and our flat was just down the street from Oxford Circus. I didn't realize it then, but my university must have scored a crazy deal on our place because while the rent was high, it wasn't high enough that it was out of our price. If only I could have appreciated it then the way I would now...

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