Our New York Pied à Terre

It's been a few months since I moved, and in that time I've been back and forth between New York and Seattle at least once each month. Each visit to New York, I'm whittling away the progress, painting the shelves (not yet ready for their closeup) and purchasing little elements here and there. I think I can finally say, that we're starting to make some solid progress in both homes. Though the house is still missing a few major elements, in New York I feel like we're almost there.

Before we moved I wrote a post on Fourth Floor Walk Up about how I was planning to decorate the apartment to evoke a Parisian Pied à terre. Inspired mostly by the minimalist, unfussy decor of spaces that bring relax and ease to their visitors, I wanted to create a similar mood in my apartment. It's super minimal in regards to any spaces that I've lived in, the palette is also minimal, yet feels very New York in manner. With a foundation of light grays and off-whites, hints of muted greens, and accents of black, gold and leopard. In my opinion, it the perfect signature style of any New York gal, right?

 Main Living Area. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect coffee or bench for in front of the sofa. | Photography by Lauren L Caron © 2016

Main Living Area. I'm still on the hunt for the perfect coffee or bench for in front of the sofa. | Photography by Lauren L Caron © 2016

 I moved the sofa off the wall to accommodate a dry bar and a place for the antique silk tapestry of my mother's. | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

I moved the sofa off the wall to accommodate a dry bar and a place for the antique silk tapestry of my mother's. | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

 A closer look at the tapestry | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

A closer look at the tapestry | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

 We brought a neoclassical style demilune table into the entry, I always try to have a fresh flower arrangement there every time I'm in town. | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

We brought a neoclassical style demilune table into the entry, I always try to have a fresh flower arrangement there every time I'm in town. | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

Another look at the entry. This time with hydrangeas from my mother's garden. | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

 The porter chair stayed behind. It's kind of perfect there. With the sofa moved forward I can fit a smaller rug, this one we bought last year but didn't have a place for it at the time. Sometimes it pays off to be a hoarder...  | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

The porter chair stayed behind. It's kind of perfect there. With the sofa moved forward I can fit a smaller rug, this one we bought last year but didn't have a place for it at the time. Sometimes it pays off to be a hoarder...  | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

 The wall where the desk used to be is now a place to eat. The table can be pulled from the wall to accommodate four for a meal. | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

The wall where the desk used to be is now a place to eat. The table can be pulled from the wall to accommodate four for a meal. | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

 I leave the lamp here on the table because most often it's just me at the apartment. I use this table as a place to work because having my back to the window with the sun shining on it is the best feeling. | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

I leave the lamp here on the table because most often it's just me at the apartment. I use this table as a place to work because having my back to the window with the sun shining on it is the best feeling. | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

 The bedroom is the most obvious example of how I don't really have many accessories, since this photo was taken, I added a bust of Diana and some books to the round table, because bare surfaces drive me a little crazy. | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

The bedroom is the most obvious example of how I don't really have many accessories, since this photo was taken, I added a bust of Diana and some books to the round table, because bare surfaces drive me a little crazy. | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

 I absolutely love this headboard paired with the sunburst mirror. | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

I absolutely love this headboard paired with the sunburst mirror. | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

 A view of the bed through the mirror I have hung over my dresser | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016

A view of the bed through the mirror I have hung over my dresser | Photograph by: Lauren L Caron © 2016


Sources:

The leopard printed chairs are covered in F. Schumacher Iconic Leopard

The rug was purchased from E-Carpet Gallery

A similar garden stool can be found on One Kings Lane

Pillows were also from One Kings Lane

Headboard from Urban Outfitters

Both sets of wall sconces are from Lamps PLus

Sofa is by Hickory Chair from Horchow 5 Years Ago, it is a sleeper model

but Similar ones are at Anthropologie or through the Trade (you may contact for more info)


BEFORE + AFTER MOVE

 

Photography

BEFORE PICTURES FOR HOMEPOLISH FEATURE BY: CLAIRE ESPARROS

AFTER (CURRENT LOOK) BY: Lauren L Caron © 2016