feels like home.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; home decor Instagram photos

I’ve never invested much in home decor — I have tons of Pinterest boards dedicated to the subject, but have never committed to a certain look or direction.  I have a few objects that I keep gravitating to (like this guy!), but the decor is far from complete.  So after living in my NYC apartment for over seven months now, the pad is still pretty barebones.  My new goal for the next few months: focus on collecting pieces that make my home feel more like home.  Inspiration/suggestions are always welcomed!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; home decor Instagram photosSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; home decor Instagram photosSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; home decor Instagram photos

apartment sweet apartment.

The boyfriend and I have our first NYC apartment!  I’ve been subletting since I moved here and even though it was nice place to set up base for a few months, it definitely lacked a personal touch.  So when it came to finding an apartment of our own, we wanted to make sure that it was a place we could call home for the next year or two.

Well I scoured the city, trolled Craigslist, and scoped out a dozen apartments during my search.  And just when I started to lose hope, I found this gem: a fourth floor walk-up in Gramercy with new renovations, great living space, and two amazing closets (well … for NYC).  From the search, to the application, to the fees and deposits — it’s been an exhausting process.  But now that’s behind us, we get to focus on making this apartment and this city our home!

Jenny in Jacquard; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; home decor; NYC walk up apartment; Instagram; 1 BR

Jenny in Jacquard; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; home decor; NYC walk up apartment; Instagram; 1 BR

home sweet home.

I’m finally beginning to settle into my NYC apartment.  And even though there’s still plenty of clothes to be unpacked, I’m looking to add a few finishing touches to the place that I’m subletting for the next 2 1/2 months.  I never really invested in much home decor while in school, but now that I get to call NYC my home, I headed to West Elm to get inspired.  My current place is fully furnished, but when I find a more stable location, I plan on incorporating plenty of color, patterns, and texture.