Arden's Edith Wharton Style
Location:New York, New York
What I Love About My Home
We love the super high ceilings, and the hard wood floors, the working fireplace, and the original detail of the building (it is on the parlor floor of a real 1830's mansion in the West Village- Edith Wharton style!) We wanted to go for an old school New York glamour. The high ceilings give lots of wall space for our art. We love that the size (the main room is 182 square feet) forces us to be mindful of what we buy and bring in because there is just not room for everything. We try to get rid of 2 or 3 things for every thing I buy.
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
The bed! Where to put the stinking bed. Since the ceilings are so high I kept wishing we could just dangle the bed from the ceiling! We moved from LA and so we basically had to start from scratch- so the budget was a concern. But mixing Ikea, Home Goods, Pier 1 and thrift stores became a fun challenge to make it look chic! There is only one tiny closet, but we found this great wardrobe at Ikea that really worked well in the space. Also, finding a tiny couch that was not super wide was hard- but Pottery Barn had a great "apartment sofa" on sale. Trying to make little spaces for work, rest, socializing and eating was challenging. But I think we did it! We love our little home- it feels so glamorous!
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