Decorating a small New York apartment comes with its challenges but a few smart purchases, that also store well in minimal closet space, made our place feel cozy and bright. Scroll for quick tour and a few sources below.
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These special roses were sent by our TV production team who we love so! Albert who heads up the operation always leaves us with the best energy and is the most wonderful soul. Austen Kelly's name was partly inspired by owner, Kelly Ripa! I've always been a fan and chose the name because all the Kelly's I could think of are strong, hardworking women who are also amazing daughters, mommas, wives, sisters and so on! Kelly Ripa, bff Kelly W., Princess Grace Kelly (duh ;)...
I couldn't have anything but a tassel sofa inspired by all the tassels in Tory Burch homes and the silk art above is custom, hand-painted and the jumping off point for the colors in the APT!These accordion paper trees from West Elm were so affordable and fold up so neatly. They are simply perfect for small space decorating or decorating on a budget. Satin ribbon costs a few dollars and I tied it on just about everything! Mini LED lights on a wire are almost invisible and intertwine so easily in garlands and more!Don't forget you can shop all our furniture HERE! We design and make it with much excitement and love!The Carmen Credenza has been the perfect piece for serving, decorating, and storage! I love preserved boxwood so much. I can re-use the wreaths year to year and they are the closest to real looking as you can get! I've hung them on the apartment door, our bar cart, on walls, and anywhere I can! Alan Dale has a hook system in one of our few closets where they hang in the non-holiday months. Macarons and cocktails are the perfect snacks for a sip & see for little Austen! It's been wonderful to welcome a new baby home during this time of the year!I almost hate to admit it but the piece under the TV is an old ikea hack from our first NYC apt 6 years ago. I wish just starting Society Social and we were on a super budget. Our factory painted it black and I purchased fancy chinoiserie hardware to make the cheap drawer chests look like antique piece!This 1970s burlwood table pairs perfectly with our handwoven Society Social Bridgehampton chairs complete with fancy smancy brass ferrules. The table has a leaf so expands out to seat 6. This is where we eat all our meals and we have views of downtown Manhattan and the Freedom Tower. It's dreamy.Merry Christmas friends! We wish you all the blessings and warm wishes the world can bring! XOXO!