Dispatches from the New Apartment

Kennith Bogan

I’m below, I’m settled, I’m building progress.

It’s been a tiny around a month considering the fact that I moved out of my solar-drenched, eight-windowed Higher East Side studio condominium, and into a just one bed room in the exact same developing. And so considerably, I’m pretty delighted with my final decision! I cherished my studio but I’m glad to see that so much, I don’t truly miss it. Very well, possibly it’s more exact to say, I have not been wondering about it a great deal due to the fact the new spot has been occupying my ideas so totally. And I traded all of that light for a Lot additional room, which has been pretty appealing (and magnificent). Here’s what is been going on:

Here’s what it appeared like before I moved in:

Major left is the living area seeking in from the entry corridor, and right aspect is the bed room (that black box is where I drew in wherever I wanted the desk to go when this photo was on my cellular phone, haha).

Here’s how it appeared on relocating working day/in the times right after:

Relocating working day, just loading stuff in (why am I sharing these messy unappealing pictures? Lol). That classic mirror you see on the proper lived suitable there on the ground for what felt like an complete eternity! I couldn’t get it hung right until I picked a paint shade, which was not anything I wished to rush far too much on.

Yet again, apologies for this hideous and weird image. Issues have been actually so ridiculous with the shift and SO Quite a few photoshoots going on at the very same time that I didn’t genuinely have the existence of intellect to just take non-hideous pictures. But in any case! The worse the prior to, the far better the afters, ideal? So you can get a sense of the flooring program I settled on right away (in advance of I even moved in) – couch in front of the window (with a large amount of house behind the sofa that you just can’t see, which was excellent since all of the art from my gallery wall that I couldn’t but hold could be concealed again there), dresser on the remaining, bookshelf on the proper, and chairs struggling with the sofa. That ground strategy has because modified and been vastly enhanced upon, but at the time I truly believed it was good! I do appreciate floating household furniture but it poses many difficulties, not the the very least of which is the difficulty of lamps that want to be plugged in (no floor outlets here, unfortunately). You can also see the paint swatches I pretty right away began screening out for the living area – inexperienced!

See, I do genuinely like the floating chair in front of the dresser like this (but we improved it for the far better). The two vertical bookshelves I’m almost certainly receiving rid of, but at the time I just believed they looked sweet on both facet of the classic dresser – generally adore that juxtaposition of previous and new. On the appropriate, the dresser and the paint samples…two sagas in them selves, think me! Paint has been settled but the dresser is nevertheless a function in progress, shall we say. I’ll share far more in upcoming posts!

Here’s how the bed room looked appropriate when I moved in. There didn’t seem to be wherever else to place the minor vintage bookshelf, so I put it here but was not nuts about it. It just felt a lot more like a living area or hallway piece to me – and it is because been moved into the hallway, which I believe is superior. Other than that the bedroom format is much the similar at this position. Even so! I did make just one major blunder which was that I did not know that a dresser would healthy correctly throughout from the bed (who knew?!…I’m not the very best at measuring) – and I experienced currently sent my previous dresser residence to my parent’s household. It was tough when I recognized that that dresser would healthy Flawlessly across from the bed…so I just paid out the person who experienced pushed it out to go back again out and pick it back up and provide it back in. Was that the very best use of time or funds? Nope! Mistakes had been produced. But thankfully, it was able to be rectified and my beloved dresser is back again and superior than ever.

The entire time I was scheming to do wall to wall bookshelves on this wall, so I just stacked my books over there as placeholders. Can’t wait to share much more about the bookshelves! (also nevertheless a perform in development).

That looks like a excellent place to quit just before I move onto chatting about the very first improvements I designed – buying paint hues, and many others. But I saved the greatest for very last! The most enjoyable and remarkable information about the condominium decorating is that I’m operating on it with Jennifer Hunter, a excellent New York Metropolis primarily based inside designer who I have acknowledged for a lot of yrs now. I am SO excited to collaborate with Jen on this job and just soak in all of her insight and experience. She’s previously helped me with the floor prepare, the paint shades, and so a great deal extra, and I’m heading to present you all of that in approaching posts. We have tons of ideas in the performs and I can’t wait to retain sharing the development, listed here and on Instagram. Many thanks so significantly for subsequent together!

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