KURT COBAIN: The Last Session by Jesse Frohman; Rebecca Minkoff wallet; Marc by Marc Jacobs keychain 
Finding a decent size space in New York City is obviously no easy feat. I went through countless transitions routinely because of terrible roommates or circumstances that were out of my control. But my current abode is finally giving me a sense of peace.  My space is roomier and less expensive (!) than my previous dwelling. I just moved in two months ago, so I am still revamping constantly on how I want things to look, but I’ve added a few personal touches that you can see below. I also vowed to myself to not let any negative energy/people linger in this space. I found this place only three days prior to my previous lease ending and I took that as a sign. I wanted a fresh start on how I positioned decor and even who I let occupy the space. And while I am reluctant to officially call this my dream home, it’s a sigh of relief to have a lease with my name on it and a room larger than a shoebox. 
Urban Compass is a real estate platform that connects folks searching for apartments with the neighborhood that matches their personality and taste. It’s a personal, accessible service for finding starter apartments in NYC. You can also browse by neighborhood to decide which location is best for your needs. 

Urban Compass is starting a new project called Starter Stories, where select bloggers are asked about their starter home, their first apartment, or the roof over their head that gave them a fresh start. Below I have included pictures of my Starter Story in Harlem. Overall, I am blessed to be in this location and I look forward to seeing memories will be made this year. 

Nate Berkus for Target bedding and thrifted pillows; Salvador Dalí calendar 

From L to R: Nasty Gal, Express, Zara, Forever21, ASOS, Steve Madden
Silence & Noise Faux Fur 

Tiny Buddha and YSL ring atop Nate Berkus for Target box; Forever 21 cateye sunglasses
Steamless wine glasses (gifted) and thrifted bourbon decanter; film cameras and various books


1 Comment

  1. January 12, 2015 / 5:44 pm

    Great job Ms. Atwater your space looks good. We look forward towards seeing more of the transition

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