Sharina's Vie en Rose
Location:New York, New York
What I Love About My Home
"Sharina's vie en rose" The incredible light, the views and the five casement windows, sunset turns my place into a kaleidoscope of lush moving color that is absolutely magical to experience. I live in historical Tudor City, NY and my building was originally a hotel. I love the details and the fact that there's history here and it's not just another cookie cutter box of an apartment. No matter what kind of day I've had, when I walk into my feathered nest I feel mellow and relaxed. I wanted to prove that even in Manhattan one can have a little oasis of luxury by being creative and resourceful. Intermixed with things I have picked up in my travels, come items from flea markets, Home Goods, garage sales, EBay, consignment shops you name it! Just let yourself be inspired. My place is elegant, eccentric, quirky and 100% me.
Biggest Challenge in Furnishing My Home
Iâve been collecting stuff since I was a teenager. So I had to put the brakes on my hobby when I moved into this place! I decided to break the small apartment = scale down your furniture rule. I have several big pieces of furniture that actually make the apartment appear larger. It helps to have so many windows and I added to this reflective effect by buying a clear glass dining table and several pieces of mirrored furniture. I love to entertain and having a mirrored murphy bed allowed me to create the illusion that my studio is actually the office/living/dining area of my apartment and that the bedroom is somewhere behind a door. I used bold color in a unifying way to give the apartment a flow through feeling and create the illusion of more space. My main objective when furnishing the apartment was to have a place where I could entertain. Using French doors to divide the apartment instead of cutting it off with a dividing wall was key to keeping it light and airy.
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