Thursday, July 03, 2008

le apartment


so here's the bedroom. nyc apartments are a little different. most of your furniture is tall because many of the apartments have high ceilings but low square footage. a dresser is a huge waste of space. and rarely do you see a place with lots of closet space. ours however is decent, three closets but still not enough room for all our clothes. the black and silver wardrobes are basically dresser substitutes in taller form.

anyway, another way to make space is to buy a bed with storage underneath. and if you're like us you buy bed risers and cram all your winter clothes tubs under there as well. unfortunately this leaves a big ugly mess of visible stuff under your bed, so i made this bedskirt from thrift fabric and magnets. metal bed. it's not the greatest but it hides the storage and makes it look less cluttered. which is essential in a tiny apartment.

a little synopsis about this place: we live on the top floor so there's no one above us. it's a four-story building so height-fearing people like me appreciate that. the roof deck is right above us and the stairway there is across from our door. there's an elevator, a doorman, a gym, a bike room and storage in the basement if we want to pay extra. the grocery store is two blocks away. the target is one mile away. the IKEA is two miles away. it's really really quiet at night.

any questions? see this is why i don't write long posts. i'm not sure who's still reading...

5 comments:

your mommy... said...

I am....

morninglory kitsch said...

is that why you installed a site meter?

Melissa said...

I read all the way to the end. Is there gonna be a quiz on it later?
I do ♥ your wee apartment, tho. And I especially ♥ the bedskirt. Smart cookie!

Wannabe said...

Love.

Piper said...

I love reading your updates! Some of us boring people need to live vicariously through your exciting life. =) Do you eat out alot? Do you walk to get groceries? Short of going to the grocery store everyday, I can only imagine the challenge of walking even two blocks with alot of bags.

What do you miss the most since moving?
What do you love the most about living there?

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