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June 7, 2012

Meredith's NYC Apartment

I love getting home tours emailed to me. Although I don't pick them all, the one's I do choose, I really like!  This one was pretty neat as it came in from Meredith who authors a blog called, Meredith & Gwyneth, the New Yorkie. She also happens to be a fellow New Yorker (love saying that) who lives in a cozy apartment here in Manhattan! She moved to NYC from NC with her Yorkie less than a year ago & has been busy decorating her 470 square apartment. 


At the time she started her decorating journey, she didn't have much of an income, but made the best of it by seeking out any interesting finds she could, including a night table she found in a dumpster on west 30th street! She blogs about this here.





She originally started blogging because she thought changing her environment & outlook was a story that might inspire others. After seeing her place, I knew it would definitely inspire many New Yorkers living in a small apartment looking to make it a home. 


One of my favorite decor DIY projects Meredith worked on was her front door - she painted it pink, which she blogs about in this post.














Let Meredith know what you think of her place....




Are you currently trying to make a small space your own?? Do you find it challenging??








56 comments:

Miss Rubio said...

Oh, love it...thanks for the inspiration. I have a tiny place too that I am in the process of re-decorating...we have a dog too, so it's nice to see a beautiful apartment where you are not afraid of using whites and beautiful fabrics. And I loved seeing those anthropology plates displayed on the wall...I have the bug and bee one. Nicely done. XoXo

Maria said...

I love seeing how to decorate small spaces!

Kate said...

What a gorgeous apartment! So many bright colours & looks like a lovely view. x

Kate {Something Fabulous}
http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

Amberly said...

There is so much to love about her home, good pick! Her bookcase is so pretty and her art collection is AMAZING! Can't wait to check out her blog!

Anastasia said...

What a fantastic little place. She did a great job decorating it. Love her use of pink. Thanks for sharing.
xAnastasia
http://decorislikebutter.blogspot.com.au/

The Princess Wishlist said...

I love it! I wish I could do my apartment like that but I´m not sure the man would approve. And can I just say OMG what a view!

//Betina

Debby Steele said...

Oh, this girl is BRILLIANT!! LOVE that pink door and well, I just love everything... even the cute little pup. xo

SHERRY HART said...

It is so cute! Love...love the pink door....

BluBabesCreate said...

Love that pink door too! Thanks for sharing!

BluBabesCreate said...

Lovin' all of those pinks and greens. Thanks for sharing.

Marta A. Kossakowska said...

aww, i love this place! pink door are just amazing. i'm a huge fan of "wall sculpture" in toilet <3

Sheri Ann {Sprinkles and Style} said...

One of my favorite apartment posts yet! I am currently in search for my first NYC apartment and I know it's going to be pretty small. Seeing this gave me tons of inspiration!

claire said...

I absolutely love that pink door and the bedside table!

One Stylish Day at a Time said...

Adorable! That pink door is a show stopper.

Like, Whatever said...

Such a great apartment. I love her glammed out bathroom

Monica of BeautyParler.ca said...

Such a pretty feminine place! Love it & the punches of colour!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

I believe that there has to be at least one door in your house that makes a statement...and this one definitely does it for me!!!

Nikki said...

Her apartment is absolutely adorable!! That pink door is the best!

Claudia said...

It's lovely!! It is not easy when you do not have all the space you want neither the budget!! It needs a lot of creativity & congrats to Meredith! Lovely! xx

Melanie Liliana said...

OMG this apartment is gorgeous! So great for being so small! I would love to have girly colours in my place but I don't think my boyfriend would appreciate it too much! haha

Melanie

iambornlippy.blogspot.com

My Style Vita said...

What an amazing little apartment! If I ever move to NYC (it's on my bucket list!) I know Ill have to downsize. But to downsize to this adorable abode wont be all that hard!

xoxo Jessica
www.mystylevita.com

Natasha Simpson * said...

I cannot get over that this is a 400 sq foot place! So much inspiration around every corner. I love how she has her bookcase styled and all the little details like the plates on the wall.
Natasha
http://www.lovedesignbarbados.blogspot.com

J.Jehanne said...

so totally in love with her decor. Great job and I am now follwing her blog!

Jen
www.commecoco.com

Hi, I'm Caren said...

Perfectly gorgeous!!! OMG, the detail was amazing. So inspired!!

Thanks for this great post!

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

It is absolutely darling. I love it!

Amy Walters said...

Love Meredith's home. That pink door is too fabulous. Eek!
I downsized from having my own apartment to sharing a two bedroom apt with a fried. Getting rid of my beloved belongings was hard, but it's also refreshing to purge and live with less!
- A.
Ps. I haven't told how much I loooooove your new blog look! It's fabulous Jen. So classy ;)

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

AMY: Thanks! glad you like it..i love it too, feels so much cleaner and crisp.

The Now said...

haha! Aww I love how the dog just follows the camera around! Such an adorable home! xoxo

pam {simple details} said...

She is one of my all-time favorites! Her new Anthro inspired chair makeover is amazing...oh my, I can't wait till it's finished!

Maria said...

The pink walls/door are just amazing. And I really love the dishes decorating the wall in one of the pictures - reminds me of how my mom used to decorate her kitchen :)

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

MISS RUBIO: Of course! I was also very inspired by Meredith's place, being that i have a dog too, and never seems like enough space.

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

THE PRINCESS WISHLIST: Yea, it would be tough to pull this off if you have a guy who isn't fond of pink...ha!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...
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Jen of MadeByGirl said...

SHERI ANN: Yea, this apt is ideal for those looking at small spaces here in the city. Space is a luxury here, so when someone can put it together as cute as she has, it's always nice to see!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

JAMIE: I agree! wish I had the guts to paint my door black, but i really dont feel like covering it back to white- it would take about 3-4 coats i bet! Pink I imagine would be easier to bring back to white after move-out.

Meredith and the New Yorkie said...

Gwyneth and I want to give every single one of you a hug! Thank you so much for making our day with your comments. And for expanding our reading list - we can't wait to check out all your blogs! And Jen, we are so honored to be included on Made by Girl. Thank you for being a part of what makes NYC feel like home.

xoxo,
mk & Gwynnie

Jess said...

Omg! I love this!

I have a problem making my apt in NYC feel like home, but I think it's partly because I move every year so never really want to invest in making a place nicer. Sad! Can't wait for a grown up home ;)

Nicoleta_B said...

Such a great blog!!! I love it!

Would you like to follow each others blog via GFC and Bloglovin in order to keep in touch?

Lots of love,

www.nicoleta.me

LiveLikeYou said...

Great job in designing her space. The pink door is awesome! So not NYC! Love it.

luxe + lillies said...

Meredith - this is so cute! You did such a fabulous job. Its fun to see a small space designed well. Those plates on the wall, the gold elephant, and the pink door - all so great!

The Zhush said...

From the adorable name of Meredith's blog to every last square inch of this uber chic space! WOW!:)

Milynn luong said...

Meredith did a really GREAT job with her apartment. It's really inspiring to see what she's done with less than 500 sq feet. simply beautiful.

Azrakun said...

I love discovering new great blogs! Great I've stumbled across yours. I am a follower now :-)

And I live in a small place...so this is great!

www.azrakunworld.com

Maggie ☮ said...

That is absolutely amazing! I absolutely love her room divider and her bathroom decor.

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

AZRAKUN: that's great to hear! welcome :)

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

THE ZHUSH: I know right...such a cute blog name!

Monica said...

This post was inspiring because she made it all work with the money she had. Nothing too fancy or expensive, except certain essentials I'm sure, but everything really does look great! I hope one day I can move to NYC and decorate my apartment nicely, but I need the money first. At least this give me hope :) Thanks for introducing her blog!

M.

cinzee said...

WOW, i loveeeee the pink door!!!! and the lime green night table is a great accessory for her bed room!!!! and i love the 3D butterfly lookalike art work in her toliet, makes one more happy when showering, im sure;)and her shelf is sooo organized, the usage of baskets is absolutely smart. And super cute to have her doggie in the posting,hehe

One thing for sure, loving all the vibrant colors in her apartment!!!

It's quite unbelievable that that is an 420 sq foot apartment, seems bigger!!!!:)

gosh, that was a lot of compliments but i cant help it! lol

Cinz
http://cinzee.wordpress.com

Saffron said...

That bookshelf makes me happy! Even the dog is proud of it!

Nataliya said...

what an amazing place. love it

lex u. said...

the hubs and i own the cutest condo in downtown atlanta, but we feel like its getting too small. we would love some tips on how to make it feel more spacious. any suggestions????

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projection screens said...

WOW, i loveeeee the pink door!!!! and the lime green night table is a great accessory for her bed room!!!! and i love the 3D butterfly lookalike art work in her toliet, makes one more happy when showering, im sure;)and her shelf is sooo organized, the usage of baskets is absolutely smart. And super cute to have her doggie in the posting,hehe

One thing for sure, loving all the vibrant colors in her apartment!!!

Shivam Thakur said...

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twin said...


Very nice ideas, useful information. I look for a lot of this experience. Thanks for sharing.

Patrick Tan said...

Amazing how a small apartment can look this fun and vibrant! Thumbs up!
Patrick Tan

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