Be ready for a brand-new home decor experience
Creating a home is more than just filling it with pretty things. It's about cultivating a space that brings comfort and peace, where you can truly be yourself and feel at ease. Hello, I'm a designer based in New York who has a strong passion for interior design. While I used to prioritize what I wore and ate when I was younger, my interests have shifted towards collecting items that I truly enjoy, one by one. While I appreciate both mid-century and modern styles, my current fascination lies in vintage furniture. As a result, I often find myself spending hours scouring the internet for pieces that catch my eye.
This is the view from the bedroom. I live in New York Bryant Park. It's really hard to get a view in New York, so I'm so thankful for this wide open view. I chose this apartment primarily because of its proximity to my workplace. But what really caught my attention were the beautiful terrazzo walls. Despite the lack of art pieces, the house looks stunning with its natural and eco-friendly vibe. Allow me to take you on a tour of my home, which is decorated with a unique blend of different styles.
Welcome to the entryway of my house! I had trouble figuring out how to decorate this space, but I eventually decided to hang all of my hats here since I wear them often. It turned out great and is very handy. Unfortunately, I couldn't add a rug due to my dogs. The coat hanger and the bench are both useful for holding my belongings when I come and go.
Living room / Dining room
When you walk into the entryway, the dining table immediately catches your eyes. It’s actually situated inside the living room. The table-top is made of iron plate and despite its thin appearance, it’s super heavy. I placed a placement on the table to soften the industrial look a bit. The result is stunning and natural, complementing our terrazzo walls perfectly.
Most of the walls in my house are actually cleverly disguised built-in cabinets, wherein I even hide my washing machine and dryer. The apartment complex was designed by the renowned architect David Chipperfield, and having lived in various places over the years, I can confidently say that this house truly stands out from the rest. I like to mix and match chairs, so that’s precisely what I did here. I'm planning to keep collecting more chairs in the future!
I have a tendency to invest more in small decorative items. In fact, some of my flowerpots cost more than my chairs! I believe that unique accessories can elevate even the most basic furniture, like sofas and dining tables. That being said, I'm very particular about what I choose to buy. I'll wait until I find something that truly speaks to me, even if it means holding out for a while. I'll admit that I prioritize aesthetics over practicality – and I think many people feel the same way, even if they won't admit it!
I tend to go against the grain when it comes to buying furniture items, and my living room reflects that. I prefer a cozy and warm atmosphere, so I incorporated furniture and accessories that exude warmth. I opted for lighting fixtures that emit yellow light. The focal point of the room is actually the single size daybed, which we ordered with a king-size headboard and use as a sofa. While unconventional, it was a better fit for our compact living room than a traditional sofa. I have two sets of curtains for my windows – a light set and a heavy set. I usually draw the cream velvet curtains during the colder winter months and use the white curtains in the summer for a lighter, airier feel.
Here's a close-up of the daybed. The lamp has a cellulite-like texture that reminds me of my legs, which makes me a bit sad whenever I look at it, but its natural shape is quite stunning. The walls are made of terrazzo, which looks great on its own without much decoration.
Here's a top view of my coffee table. One of my favorite items is the rabbit-shaped dish made of blue resin - it's just too cute! I like to keep bread or snacks in it for whenever I get hungry. I've also accumulated a collection of adorable flower pots over the years.
This is my home office in the living room. I searched everywhere for a desk that fit my style, but nothing felt quite right until I stumbled upon this asymmetrical piece at a vintage shop. Despite some wear and tear, I was drawn to its unique shape and history. Buying from a vintage shop allowed me to find something that truly fit my aesthetic. The store owner even informed me that it's made from bone – how interesting!
Welcome to our bedroom! I went for a cute decor style with lots of grid patterns incorporated throughout the space. I even painted some simple artwork to hang on the walls. Above the picture frames, you'll notice a long black bar – that's actually an air conditioner.
Let me show you our bathroom. The white marble can give off a cold and sterile vibe. To counteract that, I've added plants to bring some warmth and life to the space. Luckily, there's a flower market nearby that I visit every week. It's amazing how much of a difference flowers can make in brightening up a room.
Here's a picture of our shower in the bathroom. While I didn't personally DIY it, I think it could be useful as a reference for anyone who's renovating their own bathroom. The marble is finished in a way to prevent watermarks, which is a nice detail.
I used to daydream about having a house that felt more like an art gallery than a traditional home – something unique and bursting with color. But one night, my fiancé who was working late sent me a text saying, "I want to come home and fall asleep right away". It was then that I realized a home should be a place of comfort and relaxation. Since then, I've prioritized creating a comfortable living space, which is why I opted for a cozy daybed instead of a couch for the living room. My ultimate goal is to create a home where you can truly unwind and feel at peace – a place that feels so comfortable, you'll fall asleep with ease! This is it for my home tour. Thank you very much for reading 😊
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