Entryway… Foyer… Who am I kidding? I live in a studio.
When you walk into my apartment, you’re immediately in the kitchen. (This picture might help jog your memory.) There was a big blank wall to the left so I figured I would try to make an entry way of sorts. My kitchen is pretty large by New York standards so off to the left, I put a large dresser. This a) houses a whole lot of clothes, b) can act as a buffet table when I have guests over, and c) is a bit like a console table that you’d have in your entry way. In NYC apartments, it’s all about making the most of the space you have! Killing a few birds with one stone is absolutely essential.
I don’t want to share actual pictures with you just yet. I’m a tease, I know. So instead, I made this little rendering with the exact pieces that I’ve purchased so far. I had the lucite chair in my last apartment as my desk chair, but it fits just perfectly to the left of the dresser. Great place to toss my bag when I walk in the door! I bought the dresser before this one was out.. I kind of like the nailhead one better, but what can ya do?
As you can see, the space is still missing a few things. Here’s where you come in… I’m on the hunt for the perfect round-ish mirror to place between the two lamps. Have you seen anything great out there? If the mirror has an accent color, I’d prefer it to be a bronze-y, antique gold. Here are a few options I’ve got my eye on… I don’t know that I’m totally sold on any of them yet though. What are your thoughts?
I know the wall and space will look more complete once a mirror is in place, but I can’t help but want to throw a little paint on the walls. The team at Ace Hardware recently had me into their store to check out their Clark+Kensington line of paint. They sold me on that brand because it’s a paint + primer in one. No different than when I’m getting a manicure, there’s nothing worse than waiting for one coat to dry in order to paint another. Anything to cut down on drying time! Plus, when you’re living in a little shoebox like me, having a disrupted apartment due to painting isn’t exactly ideal.
I took home a bunch of paint swatches and pulled some of the colors to put in the rendering above. Kind of cool to see it played out without having to actually paint a white wall. Which color is your favorite?
Life is Good
Old Plank Trail
What do you think? Leave it white or give it a little splash of color? However, it may just end up staying white if my landlord doesn’t let me paint. Let’s just not think about that right now. (See all of the colors here!)
PS: When I was doing some research, I saw that Clark+Kensington did a little collaboration with OPI. Kind of cool, no?
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