Oct 26, 2014

A new leaf

I've now erased the first sentence of this post for the fifth time, because where do you really begin when you're trying to gently talk about big life changes. I know I've never gotten too personal on here, but it would be impossible not to share my bittersweet move to a new apartment. It's my sixth (!!!) apartment in NYC now, but it's the very first one that's truly my own. And that's super liberating, exciting, and terrifying. The last time I lived "on my own" was a dorm room sophomore year of college where someone with a larger arm span could touch the ends of the room (and I lived off oatmeal because what else can you make when you have just a sink and a microwave).

I'm taking it a bit slow with the decor of this one. Partially because I'm forced to – I'll be traveling a ton in the next few weeks with little time to catch my breath in between. (And also because all the good stuff is on a 10-12 week delivery frame, sheesh.) It's a charming space with great light, as you may have seen on Instagram already.



So here I am, turning over a new leaf. (I had to do it.)





A few more snapshots of nooks of the space and my very first visitor (who happens to be my interior decorator – definitely more to come on that).

Here's to fresh starts and new chances.

35 comments :

  1. I love your space! Can't wait to see it all decorated :) Wishing you the best in your new apt!

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  2. Good luck with your new space and with the new changes in your life. I completely understand the hassle of moving in NYC. I've been here for 5 years and have moved 4 times already haha! But this place looks gorge and wish you all the happiness for your new fresh start.

    A.
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  3. It looks wonderful. Can't wait to see how you decorate it

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  4. I just moved to a new NYC apartment too! Yours looks lovely. Great natural light!

    Krystal
    The Feisty House
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  5. good luck with the new space! I know anything you will do will be fabulous though ;)

    xo

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  6. ooh love the tall ceilings in your new place! can't wait to see what you and the interior designer come up with.

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  7. No more you and Jimmy?? :( Sorry to hear that but I hope you are happy.

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  8. Love the wood floor and big windows! Good luck!

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  9. The new place looks really lovely! Congrats on New beginnings.

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  10. Wishing you all the best with this new chapter of your life Alice!

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  11. For some reason this post really hits home to me. And it's not because of things you said or showed, but the things not said. Wishing you new adventures and opportunities, Alice. =)

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  12. be strong, Alice. everything will be alright. this year has been shitty for me as well. from singapore to australia and back to singapore again. here's to awesomeness from now on!

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  13. omg you moved again! looks beautiful from what I can tell -- great moldings and details.

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  14. Hi Alice, this post really hits me to the heart coz I went through the exact same thing - leaving an old life, going through some life-changing events, owning my own place, now starting a new chapter. Your place looks beautiful and I can't wait to see how it's all coming together. Wish you all the happiness in the new start. xx.

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  15. Love the new space already. Can't wait to see what you'll do with it. I had no idea that you had a decorator the entire time!

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  16. Congratulations on your move. I look forward to seeing more from this apartment, it looks very lovely so far! x

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  17. Congrats and good luck in your new home. Turning over a new life is always fun, though I understand that it can be bittersweet--keep staying positive and sharing your talent for showcasing beauty. You make the world better! :)

    Emily

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  18. Congratulations Alice! What a wonderful milestone. Wishing you a tonne of fun decorating your groovy pad! xx

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