June 20, 2013

ROOM TOUR!

Hi my loves! I'm really excited to share this next video, plus some photos, with you of the main room in my apartment where I spend most of my time. I live in a very old building in Manhattan (I believe it's over 80 years old!) and it's never been renovated *insert shocked emoticon face*. Yep! When I was apartment hunting, I wanted something with a lot of "character" - which I definitely got! Next time however, I'm going for a super modern place :) Anyway, I am obsessed with my apartment and I'm excited to share some decorating tips with you below under the photographs. Hope you enjoy!




I love having all my perfumes displayed nicely together - the bottles are too pretty to keep them
anywhere else! The framed picture on the right is of my friend Emily and I :) 
I find mirrored frames so chic and elegant. 

I like to sort through my jewelry every 6 months or so and give away things I 
don't wear so my collection is clean and simple - less is definitely more!


These are a life saver when it comes to organizing bracelets! 
It looks very "boutique" like which I love :)

 This bookcase is one of my favorite parts of the room - it's just so pretty to look at! Bookcases
are great because you can really show off your personality and style by decorating each shelf
as you choose. I change this up from time to time! Sometimes if I buy a new pair of amazing shoes,
they will go up there on display so I can see them all the time :)



White Leaning Bookcase - Crate & Barrel 
Mirrored Frame - Home Goods
Bracelet & Watch Display - Container Store
Small Gold Frames - Bed Bath & Beyond
Hand-painted Red Ballerina (not seen, on top shelf) - Gifted


This is my "inspiration" rack which I love :) I keep clothes on here that I want to wear
and/or that I've recently purchased. Gives a nice girly touch to the space - and clothes
are so pretty - why not keep some on display? :)


Clothing Rack - Amazon (see here)



This bed is so comfy! I used to have a beige/champagne colored bed-cover on top, but
have been enjoying the simple white duvet cover recently. I have a big window right
next to the bed so it isn't hard for me waking up - the sun gets me :)


I wanted a really comfy yet chic look to my bed - so I got these super soft faux fur pillows
along with this beautiful embroidered decorative pillow - all within the same color palette. 
I think having fun pillows on your bed adds character to the space.
 

I was obsessed with this mirror when I saw it - the detailing is so gorgeous! 
I love WHITE, so I placed this beautiful faux white orchid next to my bed to tie in with the mirror.
 

Keep water around so you remember to hydrate! 
The first book is "The Prophet" by Khalil Gibran - a must have book with beautiful poems! 
And below is one of Chelsea Handler's books. 
The funniest one in my opinion is "My Horizontal Life" :)
 
I like keeping photos of loved ones around my apartment, along with candles 
as it creates a nice "homey" feeling.  I'm also in love with mirrored furniture.
Here you see my first piece out of this collection. They have a similar collection at Pier 1 Imports!

Bed - Crate & Barrel "Colette Queen Bed"
Faux Fur Pillows - Pottery Barn
Decorative Middle Pillow - Pier 1 Imports
White Floral Framed Mirror - Pearl River Mart
White Faux Orchid - Pier 1 Imports
Borghese Mirrored Side Chest - Z Gallerie
Candle - Tiki Beach, Bath & Body Works



I love the silver studs on this sofa (same detailing as on the bed).
 

I added these beige and white decorative pillows to the sofa to compliment the colors of the bed.
I think the colors of the pillow bring out the studded rim of the sofa - love!
 
 Did you guys know I love flowers? Lol :) Something that's great about New York is that all
the corner deli's have flowers (plus they're super affordable here!) I like buying fresh ones for this
center table, and then stick to faux ones for the rest of the space.


Sofa - "Pauline" Z Gallerie
Decorative Pillows - Bed Bath & Beyond
Coffee Table / Bench - Pearl River Mart
Decorative Middle Piece - Pier 1 Imports 
Candle - Honeysuckle, Bath & Body Works


 
It's all in the details :)

 
Mirrored furniture (and mirrors in general) is great for opening up small spaces - this one 
in particular is great because it has so much storage space. I have my TV on top :)


I decorated the top of this mirror by adding a few flowers, which are actually for your hair
and a pretty headband. Without sounding vain lol I think it's great to keep nice pictures
of yourself in your space - you know, from a time where you looked fab. 
Helps to keep the inspiration going :)

I love clean, simple and organized! Makes it super easy to find what I'm looking for,
and again, it adds that "boutique" like feeling. I love my sunnies!


Borghese Mirrored Buffet – Z Gallerie
Vanity Mirror - Gifted
Flowers on Vanity - H&M Hair Clips
Ring Display - eBay
Covered Earring Display - Container Store
Sunglasses - Nasty Gal
Hooks for Necklace (not seen) - any crafts store



A view of my desk and makeup area, where I spend a lot of time. It's right in front of
a window so I get great lighting and a beautiful view :)
 
  I love this quote "She believed she could, so she did" - that's straight forward thinking at it's best :) 

For all the details on my DESK area, click here  



Click below to watch my Desk & Makeup Tour!
(February 2013)



I hope you guys enjoyed! :) 
XOXO

53 comments:

  1. Wow Annie your room is A-MAZING! I love your style with room decorating and all! You are so inspirational! Thanks for the video! Love you!!!

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  2. Very beautiful sis! I like it. Awesome :)
    I always read your blog.

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  3. I love that you have everything you need but the space still looks open with no clutter. You are really organized and have really nice pieces that make the room look so cozy. Great decorating Annie!

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  4. Its all so beautiful, elegant & chic! So glad you finally posted this :)!!

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing... I've been waiting for something like this! :D

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  6. I was beyond excited to see this post!! I am now motivated to de-clutter and organize my room. I love the your tip about getting rid of unnecessary jewelry! Everything about your room is SO perfect. Thank you, Annie!

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  7. So beautiful and definitely very "you". I love it !

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  8. Thanks for taking the time to give a tour! I love your sense of decorating! xo

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  9. Your room looks amazing!

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  10. Awesoome !!!! :))
    Love your room, and all the decoration, especially the Bookcase, i'm trying to see your books.. and the white mirror!!
    Anyway, i love this video :) this decoration is so"you" :))
    xxxxx

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  11. ooh la la! beautiful! interior decorating is so fun :)

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  12. I cant speak...I realy wanna live there its like a dream for me :) If you dont mind Ill take an inspiration from here :)

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  13. I really like your room it's pleasing to the eye and a reflection of your personality: worm, positive, elegant and sophisticated in the same time. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  14. That was a great tour. I agree with the mirrored furniture, it's stylish and it opens up small
    places. :) x

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  15. You've got a gorgeous room!

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  16. Love it! Looks lovely! :) x

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  17. Wow, I love your room tour! You really have got an eye for decorating and inspired me to spent more effort into my room. Since I've moved, I didn't spent time to organize everything. But luckily it is a very bright room. And I love your bookcase, seems like youtube's clothesencounters got the same one in her room.

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    Lots of Love!

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  18. Your room is gorgeous! I love the bed head :)

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  19. Beautiful, I believe your home represent who you are set the stage to the way you live. Your home represent to me simplicity, elegant contemporary. I agree less is more.
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  20. You have an AMAZING room! I especially love the quote "She believed she could so she did" ♥ I think I'm gonna incorporate that into my room as well :) It's great to have motivational quotes around you all the time :)

    v i n t a g e • f r e a k

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  21. Your room looks flawless, it's so pretty! :)

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  22. wow! Your room is so luxurious. I showed this to my bf since we are moving in together soon and he actually loved it so our room will be something inspired by this!

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  23. Perfection! Cosy and elegant at the same time!
    Absolutely loved it :) x

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  24. I love the way you brought your personal style to your room, you've managed to make it chic yet cozy, you're definitely an inspiration, I'm looking forward to your next video!

    XOXO

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  25. amazing :) I love this room :) I would live there ;)

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  26. OMG! You have the room of my dreams! :) so jealous lol

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  27. Hi Annie! Can you tell me where you got the desk lamp? I've been needing a new lamp for my desk and that one would look perfect! :-)

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  28. Your room is great!Do you live by yourself in the flat or with other people?I'm just curious! :)

    What about an flat tour?

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  29. Your room looks amazing. :D I love it so much and now Im so inspired to redecorate my room and make it look lovely, too. (:

    Cie
    oursweetwonderworld.blogspot.com

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  30. You're so lovely!

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  31. I love love love your room. Organized, simple and cute!

    xoxo Aman

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  32. Beautiful room, very inspirational! Could you please do a 'draw my life' video?
    It'll be a great opportunity to get to know you better. Hope you are having a wonderfull day :-)

    Lots of love from denmark !

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  33. OMG! Your room it's so .....I have no words ..
    I love both!
    Do not like to arrange my bedroom?
    ALL that I loved you ♥

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  34. it looks like a very beautiful space. i just moved into my new apartment in ny and am still working on the decor part, although that is a continuous project. it is great when you have a space to reflect yourself in it!

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  35. I love that 80 year old house is old in the US :P I live in England and my house is 450yrs old!
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    Jazz Xx

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  36. OMG! you are soooo cuteeeee and your room is amazing !:OO i love you :) i wish you the good and i hope that you will have an amazing live because i think that you desirve it ! And you are sooo pretty ....and i am 13 years old...and i think that you gave me an inspiration and i am from czech republic and i really hope that you know this state ...my email is natka.52@seznam.cz if you write to me i will be really happy...I love you :3 :))

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  37. LOVE it! You have a very unique style in decorating <3 Noticed the Khalil Gibran, one of my favorite books!

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  38. Love your room, cool tips! Can I ask you a random Q though, how do u budget? Do you have a job other than blogging? Does blogging even pay that much? hehe or do you have like an allowance from family and collect or do you go on like a random yearly home shopping spree? hehe

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  39. PLease let me live in ur room <3 :)

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  40. Your room is so nice!!! Love it! Do you know where I can find that beautiful mirror side table in Europe? I don't live in USA.
    Thanks for a good blog!!

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  41. Your room is sooo beautiful! I admire how you take sure nice care of your things and everything has it's place. <3

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  42. I love your room! Books, candles, flowers, and lots of beaty stuff. Love it. :)

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  43. You have such fabulous taste! I love it :) You're an inspiration

    Emily

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  44. I love your collection of books and how organized you are with your clothing and jewelry. I'm definitely keeping a eye out on your blog and would appreciate it if you could check mine as well.

    Cheers,
    Shaakira
    http://intotherow.blogspot.com

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  45. Hi Annie!
    I just wanted to know where you got your black and white strip jacket from, the one that's hanging on your clothing rack in the room tour video?
    I love it! And your entire room! SO so cute!
    Thanks
    Xoxo

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  46. Hi!
    I love your room, it's amazing, stunning...I don't have the appropiate words to discribe it. Like someone said earlier, I wanna live there. I wish my room would look like that.
    I saw that you have displays for bracelets, earings and rings. Where do you keep your necklaces?

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  47. So beautiful!! <3

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  48. i just saw ur smookey eye tutorial and ending here, that video really helpful and room tour video as well.
    greeting from Indonesia ~ xoxo

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  49. When i have my own room i plan on doing it exactly like yours. You are an inspiration!!!!!!

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