Sunday, June 10, 2007

A New Space to Call Home

After 5 years of living in a small studio located in a historic brownstone on West 73rd Street, I thought it was time to upgrade. I loved the Upper West Side location but I wanted to get a little more space for my money. I began what seemed like a time consuming search, however after many appointments I found a great apartment on 127th Street in Harlem. I was fortunate enough to see the apartment decorated by the previous tenant and once again completely empty. The apartment was quite spacious and gave much to the imagination.

The walls in the much larger studio were classic white and gave way to much visualization. I decided right away that I would leave the largest wall white but add some decorative colors to the smaller walls. I began with a melon color to compliment the colors in my new couch. I purchased dark brown pillows for the couch to bring out the bits of brown deeply embedded into the couch. The contrast worked well and I now had a dash of spring in my new living quarters which allows an inviting quality to all who visited. On the wall that remains white, I plan to hang two paintings and this will complete my decorating project. All of the work was done completely on my own and in my leisure time. Moving was not so much fun but the decorating was very exciting.


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