What do you think? Vanities, are they are yes or no? I will say that on my long wish list of furniture pieces I must have, a vanity hasn't even made it close to being considered. But the
other weekend, my friend and I were walking around the city and passed a vintage furniture and consignment shop with an awesome vintage vanity. So I got to browsing vanities online to help with my decision process, and found some great things you can do with a dressing table.
So a group of bloggers that I follow kicked off a one room challenge at the end of June, and tasked themselves with redoing and blogging about a room in their house. Since my new apartment bedroom is in some serious need of some decorating, I've decided to follow suit and challenge myself to a bedroom redo. Even though I moved to New York with no furniture, I've picked up a few IKEA pieces from Craigslist and the store. So as I was deciding how to decorate my room, I had to find a style that would go with the mix-match items that I've already purchased....so here's what I've already got.
And here's what I'm thinking - one of the two below. What do you think - room 1 or room 2?
This weekend I went to the Met to see the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibit. It was really interesting to see how completely opposite these two Italian designs are in how they approach fashion, and surprisingly comical. One of my favorite highlights from the exhibit was the focus on Hard Chic, afashion trend from the 1930s to the end of World War II that focused on attention in the shoulder, with butterfly sleeves, banjo sleeves, and exaggerated shoulder pads. (sorry for the dark photos - these are clipped from an online video tour of the exhibit!)
In lieu of the past few week's of Hump Day Home Makeovers...if you're
reading this week's, you've hit the bedroom makeover jackpot. I'm in the
process of deciding how to decorate my new apartment, and have been
doing some pretty heavy Pinterest and blog browsing. Here are some of my
favorites that I've found and how you can get the look for your room!
This weekend CT came to visit, and we had a great time shopping and eating in the city. I am still in the process of decorating my room so we took a trip to IKEA on Saturday. It was a huge ordeal, but pretty cool to take a ferry to get there. While shopping in Soho, we found this shabby chic furniture store by Rachel Ashwell. The awesome silver baskets and tufted baby blue headboard pictures are from her shop.
Most importantly is the picture at the bottom right - it's from CT and my new favorite spot - Upstate Craft Beer and Oyster Bar. We went their Saturday night after trying to get in Friday and ended up going back Sunday night. It was delicious! They also do a happy hour special from 5-7 where you get 1/2 a dozen oysters and a beer for $12. All of the their food is extremely fresh and they order daily from the market to make sure it stays that way. We ate a lot of east coast oysters and tried about four different beers (even though I am a huge wineo). I'd highly recommend the Sly Fox Royal Weisse Ale, Hell of High Watermelon Wheat (goes great with Oysters), Brooklyn Sorachi Ace, and the Peak Organic Nut Brown.