Hello Divas! While living in New York City means experiencing one of the greatest cities on Earth on the daily, it usually means living in a space that’s far from spacious. I’ve been living in my 300 sq. ft apartment for over a decade, and let me tell you – I’m starting to feel its lack of roominess.
So this summer, I’m finally ready to do something about it — after all, a Diva deserves her urban oasis, even if it’s only a tiny sliver of space!
I’m putting its transformation in the hands some of the most stylish Divas I know. That interior designer to the stars Joy Moyler of Joy Moyler Interiors, and image consultant and Image Gal herself Samantha von Sperling, who’s launching a new design series this fall. Along with some of the best design products, they’re determined to turn my small space into a haven worth coming home to!
First up? Joy talks turning a shabby interior into chic style!
My concept for Delaina is a mix of transitional styles, by keeping furnishings very light framed and off the floor to make this space feel more airy and spacious. First off, we’d paint the room in Benjamin Moore’s Tundra (2133-70), the palest of grey colors.
A generous died area rug would ground the space, a fairly neutral palette, with pops of color. My choice is from Nourison.
A mix of metals, in mirrors, chair frames, etc., keeps items eclectic with an interesting modern mix. More than anything the goal is to create a pretty vanity. A stool keeps everything light, instating of having a high back chair. A piece from Impressions Vanity Company and Joss & Main Aldine Stool do the trick.
The bed needs gorgeous (yet affordable) bedding. I’m thinking classic white crispness with detail on the pillowcases, like this gorgeous Moroccan Gate Bedding from William Sonoma Home.
The bedroom area could have drapery sheers on a rod that totally create a separate enclosure for the bed allowing a light, very romantic and sexy vibe! Who can’t use more sexiness, right!
I’m loving a loveseat, like the Abernethy Armless Loveseat in Jiri, pictured up top, opposite lounge chairs look for additional seating, so you entertain all year long.
Tune in all summer for our Make Over Your Small Urban Apartment Series!