How I DID Decorate for Hanukkah

How I DID Decorate for Hanukkah

So, after my attempt to get inspiration on the internet, I decided to see what I could put into motion at home. Funnily enough, a lot of the inspiration out there was for a Hanukkah table setting… but I wasn’t really going to do a Hanukkah dinner, so it wasn’t very relevant. Instead, I tried to lean into the whole ‘Festival of Lights’ concept.
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How Do I Decorate for Hanukkah? No, Seriously, I’m Asking

How Do I Decorate for Hanukkah? No, Seriously, I’m Asking

I don’t know if you know this, but it’s the holiday season. And by ‘holiday,’ I mean Christmas. Now, I don’t hate Christmas: it seems like a real nice holiday for some people. But it’s not my holiday. However, I can’t help but want to do something to be festive in this, the darkest part of the year!

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Entryway: Before + After

Entryway: Before + After

The entryway is both a particularly fun and particularly difficult part of the apartment to decorate. In our case, the difficulty lies in the fact that it’s quite small and narrow, to the point that it was almost impossible to find any console tables that were both narrow and shallow enough to fit into it. The fun part is, it’s blank slate and the practical need of ‘somewhere to hang coats’ is mostly filled so there is plenty of room for design fun. Isn’t the ‘before’ image just bursting with potential?

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Living/Dining Room: Before + Inspiration

Living/Dining Room: Before + Inspiration

Apartment hunting in NYC meant that I looked at thousands of real estate listings to rent even before I went to see any, just to assess what was in my price range, what I could get as far as layout/square footage and what characteristics in an apartment turned me off before I even went to see it. Of course, in our crazy rental market, you usually have to submit an application the same day if you like a place so you have to be really, really sure you know what you want when you go see it. I fell in love with our apartment at first sight, primarily because the living/dining room was such a great size (with nice easterly light) and has an open kitchen that is slightly tucked away from the main living area. Naturally, when it came to decorating, the large living area was the first place I started scheming about. Read More

Designing a Fantasy Living Room (or, My Rococo Sofa Obsession)

Designing a Fantasy Living Room (or, My Rococo Sofa Obsession)

We only just moved into our apartment a few months ago and we mostly have all of our furniture (hooray!). Now I have a major problem though: I’m happy with what we already have, but still have pages and pages of pieces of furniture that caught my eye but made no sense practically (because of expense/size/style or all of the above). My latent interior decorating interest is now a full-blown hobby.

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