Last year I finished up one of my favorite projects EVER.

It was an E-Deesign project, that just happened to coincide with my family’s two-month stay in New York City… enabling me to visit the space in person and ultimately style it out for a photo shoot for Lonny Magazine!

My client Lindsay was amazing and resourceful, AND she owns a pre-war apartment in the West Village, which meant brunch after every visit in my favorite NY neighborhood.

This is the first home Lindsay has owned, and she wanted a “grown-up” space with both classic and glamorous elements.

Through the collaborative process of e-design… I believe we hit a home run.

Lindsay really made the DREAM work, as they say. She trusted in my decisions, and was amazing at bringing budget friendly pieces to the table… like a few of my favorite designs from Target that she already owned…

… for example, the cage lamp pictured above. Isn’t she gorgeous?

In styling the bookshelves (major bookcase envy!)… I made sure to bring in personal items from Lindsay’s closet, like her beautiful assortment of clutches, including two leopard versions to tie in with the amazing vintage leopard chairs we found through Chairish!

I wanted to steal these beauties and bring them home! They are PERFECTION!

Without any real designated eating area, we had to create a dining/work nook for Lindsay that would be more productive than sitting on the sofa.

The vintage chairs, and this gem of a table from Urban Outfitters were ideal! The table is no longer available, and it just KILLS me. I really hope they make more!

For a little added fun and flair, I bought some hooks for the wall and some cutting boards for an added kitchenette feel. Both the boards and the hats can be changed out during the year to shake this vignette up.

Along the largest empty wall, we styled a vignette with a gallery of prints and a vintage bench from Chairish.

I was a bit stressed for time the morning of this shoot. If I had had another moment… I would have stacked those books on the left even higher, and I would have added another small print or an object to the empty right hand corner to fill in some of that blank space (which you’ll see down below). #designerproblems

And now for my favorite part… the before and after! Check out those before pics (thank you Lindsay for allowing me to use them). And I must add that she took these photos RIGHT after she moved in… so NO judging people… but WOW!

The gallery installation replaced the TV, and the TV moved to a spot above the fireplace.

As of shoot time, and working towards the end of her budget, Lindsay had chosen not to install window treatments (although she had started to research some options). I actually LOVED the space with those bright open windows, and her apartment is miraculously private, so it totally works.

Thanks again to Lindsay for being so fabulous, and to our amazing photographer Jenny Norris.

Sources and how to get the look below (and make sure to come back next week for details and before shots on the entry way that everyone is talking about 😉 )!

1. Chandelier | 2. Rug | 3. Sofa & Chair | 4. Coffee Table | 5. Bar Cart | 6. Large Curved Basket | 7. Vintage Bench, Similar Here | 8. Palm Pillow | 9. Black & White Pillows | 10. Cage Lamp | 11. Brass Hashtag | 12. Brass Cheers | 13. Metallic Stripe Carafe | 14. Bar Tools | 15. Pineapple | 16. Antler Bowl | 17. Wood & Marble Bookends | 18. Brass Candleholders | 19. Magazine Holder | 20. Mid-Century Wood Box | 21. Brass Sculpture | 22. Abstract Print | 23. Ginger Jar Print | 24. New York City Print | 25. Horses Sketch, Similar Here | 26. Dining Table, Similar Here | 27. Cutting Boards, here and here