Home Tour: My NYC Studio Apartment

How was everyone’s weekend? I’m finally feeling like a human again after a whirlwind few weeks of packing, travelling to France, and then moving. I actually got out and about in the city, and it felt really good!

I’m pretty settled in in my new apartment and now I’m just working on getting organized and figuring out what will stay, what will go, and what I need to buy (the fun part). But today, I’m throwing it back – the final home tour of my studio apartment!

I moved into my studio when I got my first job after college, and I wound up staying for seven years. Whoa. Over time, the apartment was featured on The Everygirl, then Apartment Therapy, then Houzz, and finally Brit + Co., all of which I was really grateful for. I made a few changes after my last home tour on Brit + Co., so I’m excited to share the final iteration of the space! I’m also selling a few items, so if anyone’s local to NYC shoot me an email if you’re interested or have any questions about sources.

Room divider: Ikea // Sofa: West Elm

Rug: West Elm

Coffee table: vintage

Desk: Pottery Barn 

Lamp: old Nate Berkus // Dresser and desk chair: vintage // Painting: Made by Girl

Bookshelf: Ikea Hemnes

The Ikea Hemnes bookshelf was one of the bigger changes I made before I moved, and I really like it. I was debating between this one and the Billy (which I also like), but I went with this one because it has a little more detail – plus it’s on legs which makes it feel a little lighter and less boxy than the Billy. I definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a bookshelf that just lets the books take center stage.

Headboard: West Elm // Curtains: old Urban Outfitters // Swing Arm Wall Lamp // Art: Jessica Durrant (for sale) // Pyne Hollyhock Pillow: Arianna Belle // Blanket: Garnet Hill // Curtain panels: old Urban Outfitters (for sale)

Linen sheets: Eileen Fisher

Runner: Dwell Studio (for sale – shoot me an email if interested!) // Hooks (for sale

Art: Caitlin McGauley

Console table: West Elm – no longer available (for sale).

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  1. Sarah wrote:

    I love it! I have just as many books, haha. Cannot wait to see how your new place turns out (I’m sure it’ll be beautifully styled!).


    Published 6.12.17 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      Thanks Sarah! Can’t wait to share some of the progress I’ve made so far 🙂

      Published 6.19.17 · Reply
  2. Seeing this apartment makes me want to completely redecorate mine! I love all the books and beautiful paintings, no wonder you stayed there so long!

    Published 6.13.17 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      Aw thanks Amanda!

      Published 6.19.17 · Reply
  3. Gretchen wrote:

    This was always a great space. I loved your room divider as I have the same one in the natural tone and I plan to add some color-coordinated books to it. I only have vases and small items in it now and I could use more space for my books.

    I can’t wait to see your new space.

    Published 6.14.17 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      Thank you Gretchen! Love that room divider – I kind of miss it now :). Have fun styling!

      Published 6.16.17 · Reply
  4. bec wrote:

    I just adore your space 🙂 Id love to know where the pink ballet pic is from in your last picture. Its beautiful xo

    Published 6.14.17 · Reply
  5. Marissa wrote:

    This is a very nice apartment

    Published 6.28.17 · Reply
  6. Elana wrote:

    I’ve loved reading your blog and how toh decorate your apartment and have used it as inspiration in my own studio on the UES. Are you staying on the UES or exploring a new part of the city? Either way, can’t wait to see pictures of your new place!

    PS- is your apartment already rented? Bet some of your readers would take it in a heartbeat!

    Published 7.5.17 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      I’m so happy to hear that my blog helped you with decorating your studio – yay! I’m still on the UES, just moved a few blocks north. And yes, a few readers have asked about my old apartment – unfortunately it was employee housing through my job!

      Published 7.7.17 · Reply
  7. I love how you used books as styling items 🙂



    Published 7.9.17 · Reply
  8. MICHELLE wrote:

    I am local to your area. Love this apt. What are you selling???

    Published 8.14.17 · Reply
    • York Avenue wrote:

      Hi Michelle! Thanks so much. I’m selling some framed art and my West Elm console table. Feel free to email me if you’re interested! xoxo

      Published 8.14.17 · Reply
  9. Your apartment, it’s so cute!

    Published 11.5.17 · Reply