Since moving to NYC, I’ve garnered a serious appreciation of space. I’m not talking about Sandra-Bullock-lost-in-space space… I mean snagging a decent spot on a crowded subway train, having elbow room in a hallway-esque restaurant, and at home, finding the best way to maximize any/all available surface space. Enter the task lamp: a versatile accessory with a slender profile and (often) budget-friendly price tag.
Oh how I’ve missed you, New Déjà Vu. Close to two years have gone by since my last post, so rather than fret over wasted time, let’s jump right back in the mix… first up, a glimpse of my new(ish) Brooklyn pad!
I wanted my bedroom to have a dark, moody feel, so I opted for deep gray walls (Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal) with gray furniture and linens. To keep the monochromatic look from falling flat, I added plenty of sparkle with silver trays, lucite and mercury glass lamps, a homemade jewelry display and healthy dose of mirrors.
Decorative throw pillows are quite possibly the quickest, most effective way to change the look of a room. With just a few, you can update a couch from frumpy to festive, or transform a bed into an inviting, cozy space. Only problem? Nice throw pillows often break the bank, so I’ve rounded up my favorite picks—all priced at $40 or (way) less.