NY Studio E-Design Reveal

I'm so excited to share this project with you all! I met this client, now friend, Kilee Hughes, just as I was in my last few months in my NY studio, planning to move to MI. She had just moved into my same apartment building from Australia. We got a long smashingly so, when a year later, she contacted me to help her with some final details to bring her decor to life, of course I couldn't wait to help her.

Kilee has fabulous taste so it was only a matter adding some texture, pops of color, switching up some furniture pieces & layering on a few fun accents.

Starting with her entry, and I'm not a pro so didn't capture it perfectly, I accessorized her console by leaning an existing art piece she had against the wall, then flanking it with glass bottles & palm fronds to add some height. The beachy vignette is the perfect introduction for Kilee's relaxed resort inspired studio. 


In her dining area, we had been on the hunt for some directors chairs for some time so I was thrilled to see that Suzanne Kasler's new outdoor line for Ballard included these gorgeous campaign chairs - they are the perfect fit for the dining area. 


The bench in her dining are was originally the ottoman in her seating area - but I wanted to break up the linen ottoman & linen sofa so we added the CB2 coffee table (which we then scored on Craigslist) & moved the ottoman into the dining area for additional seating. 


Here's some photos so you can see how her dining, sleep space, & sitting area relate to each other:


When Kilee visited my apartment, she loved my DIY gold Ikea shelves, so she used three to divide her dining area from her bed & living room space. Didn't they turn out fabulous?

I love adding texture in mostly neutral spaces to create interest, in her living area we draped this faux sheepskin over her West Elm John Vogel chair to cozy it up, paired this raffia tray to continue the coastal vibe, & finally a fig tree always makes a space look & feel fresh & welcoming. 


Her rug is from Turkey - it's gorgeous - and I love that the lucite coffee table doesn't cover up any of the beautiful colors. 


Finally, with her bed space, we orientated her bed length-wise simply by layering pillows against the wall to have it act more as a daybed. I love this approach because instead of hiding it away, it opens it up as additional seating, preventing guests from feeling like they are invading their bedroom. The Juju hat is the perfect finishing touch to her romantic resort retreat. 


I adore how this space came together & it was only that much more fun because Kilee has incredible taste & is just the sweetest person to boot! Does any part of the design really resonate with you? I'd love to know!

Sources for Bedding:

Striped Lumbar Pillow

Block Print Pillow

Reversible Throw

Dot Pillow

Juju Hat