Apartment Tour (Part I)

I've been trying to share a tour of our sweet little apartment for a while now, and I'm finally ready, just as we're about to find a new place in a couple more months.  Our little home on the Upper East Side of New York City, is a great little place, a railroad apartment, meaning it's long and skinny and stretches the length of the building.  We are lucky enough to live on the first floor and have access to the garden.  I am going to miss this little place, despite the lack of natural light and TEENY bathroom.  Without further ado, three years of love put into 600 sq/ft of New York City.  




Our living room is where we spend the most time.  Earlier this year we invested in the Crosby Sofa from West Elm and are in love.  It’s comfy, huge and while it’s a light color, the oatmeal-colored linen hides doggy dirt quite well.  The art above the sofa was a wedding gift.  One of my bridesmaids mother is the talented, Toronto-based artist, Linelle LeMoine.  The side table on the right is from Target and the lamp from Lamps Plus, the table on the left was a makeover project.  I found my CB2 coffee table on the street, covered in stickers!  The bottom rug was from PB Teen and the top from Target. 






Off the living room is the kitchen, the only room in the apartment with good natural light, which we try to take advantage of by having a little indoor garden.  The kitchen table was another dumpster-dive find (gotta love New York City), the two black chairs were a flea market score and the Lucite chair is Ikea.  My glassware collection is one of my favorite things in our home.  I started collecting when I first moved to New York 7 ½ years ago.  I even choose china that would mix-and-match well with the collection. 




We are one of the few lucky New Yorks to have an outdoor space.  It’s a great sized yard that we have been slowly working on making useable over the past three years.  The iron chairs and the table were there when we moved in, and after a serious facelift, they brighten up the space.   I spent last spring at my sewing machine making the striped cushions.

Come back tomorrow to see the rest of our charming little abode.

photos by Laura Radford