NC to NY

by creabain

After a lifetime of dreaming about living in New York City, I’ve finally made my way here. Patrick and I packed up, hit the road and moved into our first NYC apartment just over 3 weeks ago. We’ve been unpacking, navigating the trains, and generally adjusting to our new life here.

We seriously lucked out and found an amazing apartment in Bed-Stuy. Our landlords actually live above our brownstone basement apartment and couldn’t be nicer (seriously, they even offered that we join them on their weekly drive to Trader Joe’s if we ever want!). The apartment is finally unpacked and starting to feel like a home… take a look!

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Welcome!

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The living room space was just right for our (very large) couch almost didn’t make it into the apartment. It was the very last thing on the moving truck. We were absolutely exhausted and defeated when we realized there was no possible way to fit it through the door. Then our landlord, Gaudericq, stopped by to check on our progress. When he realized the root of our stall he popped the window panes out of the frame and helped Patrick he-man lift the damn thing right on through! Did I mention our landlords are super nice?

 

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I like to call this our North Carolina wall: work from a few of our friends and fabulous artists. My favorite is definitely the paper dolls made in the likeness of Patrick and me by the lovely Jordan Grace Owens.

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The Perfectly Imperfect Home is a great book of inspiration – especially when moving to a new space.

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The kitchen might be my favorite room in the house. Beautiful stone countertop, gas stove, glass tile backsplash and all new appliances. Even a dishwasher!

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The second bedroom is used for many purposes: an office

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…a dressing room…

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…and a music room…

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The master bedroom isn’t quite finished yet, but I’ll share once it’s all done!

 

I’m hoping that this space will be a good way to tell a few tales about our experience in NYC and to keep in touch with our extended family in NC.

 

Speak to you all soon,

Crissy