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Lindsay's Little & Luxurious

Name:

Lindsay

Location:

Long Island City, New York

Division:

Little

Square Feet:

780

What I Love About My Home


My Home is pure love. My origin. Where I start from and where I end, The beginning and the end of my day. When all is not right with my home all is not right with me. I love that in NYC I have the luxury of a modern kitchen (with dishwasher!) and a walk in closet! Also I love that my Kitty is always waiting here to greet me after a long day.

Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home


I was one of the first tenants to move into my huge empty new building. My unit lacked character and a story. It seriously was when I was reading Maxwell's 8 step cure and saw the question, "what would your apartment say to you if it could speak?", that I heard my apartment scream " Give me a story, Make me different and unique!" My challenge was to give my cookie cutter space a soul.

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Classy and feminine. For me, this strikes the perfect balance: it's neither stark nor overdecorated. Love the pink kitchen!

posted by latoyaversailles on April 6, 2011 at 9:48am
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This apartment is bigger than my first house was!

posted by babbling on April 6, 2011 at 9:49am
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Love it love it love it! It's got personality!

posted by Deirdre from galoregalore.etsy.com on April 6, 2011 at 9:53am
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It looks like it has been there a while... success! Also, what's the paint colour in the bathroom please?

posted by Deirdre from galoregalore.etsy.com on April 6, 2011 at 9:54am
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Where is the couch from? Name, details?

posted by Z. Selin Hur on April 6, 2011 at 10:33am
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Lindsay here, thanks everyone for your generous comments. My sofa is the hathaway sofa from room and board in bone. It's a few years old and has held up very well, I definitely recommend. The bathroom paint color is Behr paint and primer all in one in retro avocado. Very vibrant!

posted by PaintChip on April 6, 2011 at 1:08pm
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The textures and colors in the bedroom are my favorite part - they work together beautifully. (Not to mention the pink kitchen!)

posted by Allikh on April 6, 2011 at 1:21pm
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Cute details but would have loved to see more long shots of the space

posted by shrewt on April 6, 2011 at 1:42pm
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It ain't a cookie-cutter space no more! Love your furnishings and the colors you chose and admire how brave you were to go with a pink kitchen - more power to ya.

Where did you get your bedside tables? I only have 10-inches on each side of my bed and those would be perfect!

posted by eclectic-chick on April 6, 2011 at 1:51pm
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Wow - pink kitchen is awesome! A bold choice, but I bet it makes you happy every day. :)

I would love to see a wider shot of the living room - the couch wall and the TV wall are so different, I want to see how they interact in the room as a whole.

posted by emmelemm on April 6, 2011 at 3:06pm
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eclectic-chick, I think the bedside tables are from Pier 1. If they're not, they have very similar ones there.

posted by Cliffie93 on April 6, 2011 at 3:19pm
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love your place! i love the monogrammed shower curtain - where did you get it?

posted by mbenard224 on April 6, 2011 at 4:12pm
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Lindsay here, thank you all so much for your compliments and questions I have wanted to share my home on AT for a long time!
Here is a link to my flikr for more home photos including wider shots:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50108212@N05/
Also my blog:
www.pinkgreenandzebra.blogspot.com

The bedside tables are from pier one.
Also the monogram shower curtain isfrom ballards design.

posted by PaintChip on April 6, 2011 at 4:57pm
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This is lovely! Of all the entries I've seen, this one most closely mirrors my own style sensibilities. I love it and would gladly a house tour of your apartment.

posted by naijagirl on April 6, 2011 at 5:47pm
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very nice ,love the colours.

posted by kimscollectables on April 6, 2011 at 9:31pm
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Is your starbust mirror the "Horchow Cyrus Sunburst Mirror" that was in one of AT's mirror lists a while back?

(That was my favorite of the various choices - I like seeing it in action, if it is the same one.)

posted by emmelemm on April 6, 2011 at 8:01pm
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Lindsay here, my sunburst mirror is from zgallerie but I did a lot of investigating before I bought it and I think it is the exact same mirror that horchow sells, but z is cheaper!!

posted by PaintChip on April 6, 2011 at 8:22pm
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I love your pink kitchen, yellow comforter and bedside lamps. Your style is a very sophisticated feminine.

My space is very similar to yours! About the same square footage and split into two, one side for bath/sleep and the other side for dine/live. However, instead of a wall my long narrow walk in closet separates the two halves. I felt like I was looking at my own floor plan.

posted by mauishopgirl on April 6, 2011 at 11:07pm
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I just love this! Your use of space and color is so clever, and I LOVE the crown on your coffee table - such a subtle statement.

posted by andesite on April 6, 2011 at 11:33pm
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Thanks, Lindsay!

posted by Z. Selin Hur on April 7, 2011 at 9:59am
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Your home definitely has a soul. Love it!

posted by Tracy333 on April 7, 2011 at 11:40am
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Basically I have the same exact problem as you. The layout of my apartment is SO BORING. Everything is ancient in mine though, no dishwasher, not even enough counter space for a microwave and coffee pot. Seeing your place gives me hope as well.

posted by amharold on April 7, 2011 at 11:54am
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100 votes thank you at readers!!! Your compliments are so generous!

posted by PaintChip on April 7, 2011 at 2:13pm
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Love the pink walls in the kitchen and the flow of the soft colors throughout the space!

posted by Shang on April 7, 2011 at 5:51pm
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Very pretty, but you must post a picture with said kitty that greets you when you come home. : )

posted by bettsmunich on April 8, 2011 at 10:53am
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bettsmunich, I am posting a Kitty picture from my home just for you! It can be seen on my blog here:

http://pinkgreenandzebra.blogspot.com/2011/04/vegas-big-news.html

Also I put a few Kitty pics on my Flickr too!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50108212@N05/5602495492/in/set-72157624363730143/

andesite- The crown is from HomeGoods, one of my favorites stores!

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!

posted by PaintChip on April 9, 2011 at 2:06am
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Classy & Creative!

posted by visualeyes on April 11, 2011 at 12:43am
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The bedroom is charming... No window at bathroom or kitchen?

posted by Ofelia on April 11, 2011 at 5:13pm
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Lindsay here

Ofelia-
Thanks I love my bedroom!
Nope no window in the bath or kitchen but big picture windows in the bedroom and living room!

more photos here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/50108212@N05/

posted by PaintChip on April 11, 2011 at 9:33pm
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I love the couch and the bed.

posted by Ofelia on April 13, 2011 at 4:54pm
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The art work over the couch is lovely.

posted by Pink Bear on April 14, 2011 at 12:24pm
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Lovely artwork over the sofa.

I keep seeing entries like this one where each picture seems as though it belongs in a different apartment. I believe cohesion would yield a much more beautiful and livable effect.

This entry has too much cleverness and not enough harmony.

posted by Terry3 on April 14, 2011 at 7:21pm
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Where did you get the comforter for your bed? It's just lovely.

posted by Terry3 on April 15, 2011 at 12:04am
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Terry-
I got my comforter at HomeGoods last Spring. In was by a brand called Hillcrest I believe. HG has such great priced bedding!!!

posted by PaintChip on April 15, 2011 at 9:32am
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Terry
Also it's a duvet set with shams

posted by PaintChip on April 15, 2011 at 9:32am
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JUst lovely.....your apartment sings.....

posted by joyia on April 16, 2011 at 1:38pm
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Thanks AT readers! 200 votes!!

posted by PaintChip on April 17, 2011 at 1:22pm
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Love the bedroom and the beautiful kitchen!

posted by owlmug on April 18, 2011 at 6:31pm
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I have the same bedding!!! Love it!! Also, love the wall colour in the bedroom - I went with lavender in mine and it has a similar effect. You're right, it is Hillcrest, and in Canada, I bought mine at Winners. Thanks so much for sharing, and I'm definitely going to scope out your other pics!

posted by jagerlea on April 24, 2011 at 11:34pm
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