today’s first sneak peek comes to us by way of michelle adams of rubie green, a wonderful company creating eco-friendly printed 100% organic printed fabrics. and although her upper east side home may be small, she proves that it’s possible to have style at any size. click here for full-sized images, and check out more of michelle’s fabric’s here. be sure to check back for second fabulous sneak peek at 1pm! [thanks, michelle!] -anne
[Above: Since my apartment is only 325 square feet, I thought it would be important to define separate spaces to make it feel a bit larger. Here in my living room I have created a mini office area by using a nook in the wall and framing it with a bookcase. My “desk” is actually a West Elm Chunky Parsons Table, which I have slipcovered in linen and now use to hide all my office uglies like my printer, scanner and office supplies! The bamboo chair is one of my all-time favorite pieces of furniture, which I scored for a mere $66 at the Williams Sonoma Home outlet and reupholstered in my own Rubie Green fabric! I’m also a big fan of the Sapien Bookcase from DWR since it allows me to store tons of books in minimal space. Lastly, I added some flair with my Jonathan Adler lamp (another amazing sample sale deal!) and my ever-evolving inspiration board. ]
This is my living room, where I spend the majority of my time working, hanging out and entertaining. I am a huge fan of pattern, so I decided to create a neutral color palette in the furnishings, flooring and curtains so that I could add pops of color and pattern without making the space feel cluttered. Most of the pieces in my living room were purchased at the Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma Home outlets, and I have accented the space with kooky flea market finds that I love searching for every weekend in Chelsea! I also love modern pieces, such as my Milton Glaser poster and West Elm coffee tables.
My tiny bedroom! I had the headboard and pillows custom made for a Rubie Green shoot by the Furniture Joint, and every night before I go to sleep I find myself flipping through one of the design books or magazines tucked away in my Ikea bookshelf.
To make the space feel more personal, I added a gallery wall in my “kitchen,” (yes guys, you are looking at my kitchen! See the stove and fridge? Just barely;) and I love it because it’s full of goofy flea market art mixed with special photos. Even my parent’s prom photo is on my wall! It’s a neat way to tell my visitors a bit more about myself, and to see the people that make me happy everyday.
In order to add some personality to the space, I hung some shelves on which I created little vignettes! This one has some of my favorite pieces from Oly (the bust) J Crew (necklace) David Downton (fashion print) and Two’s Company (snake tray).