Monday, April 19, 2010

In a New York state of mind...

Today I'm going to take you on a little journey across the states of Masachusetts and Connecticut and onto a little island affectionately called Manhattan. My good friend and co-worker, Casey, is being relocated to our company's NYC office. While we're sad to see her go, it was a long time coming, she's been doing double duty, spending just about every other week crashing on her cousins couch in Brooklyn and hoppin' on the train to come back and work here in Beantown, too. Now that she is officially going to move to New York she needed to find a place. Casey quickly scrambled to assemble what was almost like a weekend of speed dating... only for apartments.  Between fashion shows and travelling, somehow she managed to find and fall in love with a beautiful apartment on the Upper East Side.

Here are a few on-the-go (read: blurry) photos Casey took of her new home-sweet-home.

It's got the pretty standard NYC tiny wall kitchen. Luckily Casey and I both had the thought of adding some kind of island to create additional storage and a work station.  I told her if she got my beloved yellow island I would be totally jealous. So after some discussion she decided to go with this puppy from Walmart.

Onto the shared living and dining space just off the kitchen...

Dont you just love open floor plans not to mention the gleaming hardwoods? She plans on putting the dining table near the window, which will be glorious having the sash thrown open and allow the breeze in while shes serving one of her gourmet meals. (Did I mention shes a wonderful cook as well? That little kitchen will be put to good use!)

And now onto the uniquely shaped bedroom...

Many NY apartment owners try to utilize as much space as possible. Some put the refrigerator in the living room, some dont have bathroom sinks! But this one luckily only has one kind funky shaped bedroom which could be hard to decorate. Luckily Casey had it all figured out by the time she was showing me the pictures!
If you notice, the wall in th right side of the picture narrows, leaving an alcove perfect for a workspace. The larger portion of the room will house her bed and dressers and the like.

Again after some discussion and link emailing... we both agreed that this lovely duvet  in black from is the front runner candidate for her new boudior.
We love the way its going to look with her black and white photographs hung in her room. While Casey is prone to sticking to black, white and brown tones in her clothing (perfect for a Manhattanite) she has been branching out as of late and this bedroom will be no stranger to this as well and shes going to get a bright colorful throw pillow or two.

I also suggested getting a lacquered Revlon red colored desk with a funky desk chair to tie in her black and white (plus the splash of color!) theme. I would love to see something like this in that little alcove.

{courtesy of Eat. Live. Shop}

Well there you have it Folks, the second in our NYC edition of Temporary Nest. If you missed it, you can read the first one here at my Dads house.  

Stay tuned to see how Caseys empty apartment transforms into a cozy NYC nest...

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to see how Casey decorates the place. : )


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