For the last three years, I've decorated Luca's school's annual benefit. It's a lot of work but I love researching ideas and designing it. This year, some Moms came up with a black and white theme so I ran with it. Here are several ideas I came across.
I was so excited when Alexis Johnson, Style Director of The Nest reached out to me about featuring our New York City apartment in a home tour. It was such a great experience and she was just the sweetest! See the complete home tour here on The Nest.
One of the main reasons for wanting a little country house is to also have a tiny studio in the backyard so I can do more metalsmith work. I've had a fine jewelry line in my head and sketched for almost 10 years now. It's time! It's almost impossible to do metalsmith work in a small apartment for safety/ventilation reasons and studio rentals in New York City are astronomical. I'm able to do a little sawing, hammering and drilling but not much else. I found some really beautiful studios online and a few modern prefab sheds that would be perfect. The last one is a DIY. It would be so cool to build my own.
I was browsing through Lonny yesterday and I stumbled upon interior designer, Mischa Lampert's, amazingly beautiful 300 sq. ft. SoHo apartment. Immediately I felt a kindred spirit. For the love of Manhattan, she turned a tiny space into such a lovely home. I've always been passionate about making our little apartment work for us, specially since Julian and Luca were born. I've tried to design it so that my little boys don't even think about the smallness; only that it's a nice, warm, relaxing environment to come home to. Since I'm not originally from NYC, I didn't grow up in such a tiny space, but I'm truly just as happy. I think the approach to making a small space feel good is to keep it clutter free, keep the walls light, buy only what you love - even aesthetically pleasing toys and to store things well. View the complete home tour of Mischa Lampert's tiny SoHo apartment here.