Travis and I finally feel settled in our new home, and today I’m so excited to give you a (virtual) tour of our NYC apartment. We moved to New York City from Santa Monica, CA at the end of October, but as you may remember, it took over one month for us to receive our belongings from the cross-country movers. By the time we unpacked and found the right pieces of furniture for our new apartment, it was already the middle of the holiday season. We hosted a housewarming party at the beginning of January, during which many of my friends urged me to write a post about our apartment. I was flattered because, to be honest, I never considered myself much of an interior decorator, but I have loved putting this apartment together.
Travis and I were inspired by the Danish concept of “Hygge” (pronounced hue-guh), which essentially means “cozy”. We first learned of hygge when we were in Copenhagen last March, and since then I’ve seen various articles about it pop up in the United States. Clearly the concept is catching on! We wanted to embrace hygge to the fullest and make our home feel open and inviting to our friends, and also be a place where we would immediately feel relaxed at the end of the day.
Travis and I knew that we were going to miss the abundant amount of nature that surrounded us in Santa Monica, so we tried to bring as much living “green” into our apartment as possible. As you’ll see in many of the photos below, we have a wide variety of indoor plants and succulents in our apartment, and I’ve been working on my green thumb. Having live plants (and fresh flowers on occasion) really does help bring a small apartment to life.
I made sure to link to all of the items in our home in case any are of interest to you. I am a big bargain shopper and should note that I purchased much of what is shown below during holiday sales, with coupons, or using wedding registry credit. I also took full advantage of living near a TJ Maxx and Home Goods and snagged some fantastic steals on decorative accents. All of that is to say that you absolutely can decorate a beautiful home on a budget — you just have to be savvy about it.
Okay, here we go! Welcome to our home.
Our Dining Area
Placemats: Crate & Barrel Cassablanca Square // Wine Glasses: Crate & Barrel Oregon Red // Dinner Plates: West Elm Textured Dot Plates // Flatware: Crate & Barrel Twist // Linen Napkins: Crate & Barrel Helena Ivory Linen // Wooden Napkin Rings: Amazon // Votives: Crate & Barrel Spin Tealight
Our Living Room
Sofa: West Elm Henry 2-Piece Chaise Sectional in Twill Gravel // Throw Pillows: TJ Maxx // Floor Lamp: Bowery Arc Lamp in Steel // Print: Spring in the Park by Ken Figurski // Frame: Michael’s White Belmont by Studio Decor
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I hope you enjoyed this little tour of our NYC apartment. Next up I’ll give you a peek into our ultra-cozy (hygge) bedroom!