Thursday, January 16, 2014

Home improvement project: hanging curtains

This is my pre-curtains picture of my bedroom. I recently (a little over two months ago) moved from Chicago to New York City, and I'm sill getting settled in my new home. As most know, the real estate/ rental market in New York is a challenge to say the least. Rent is insanely high, there is a ton of competition for the "good" places, and the fees that come along with hiring a broker to do your work for you some times add up to 3 months worth of rent alone. 

I was fortunate to have found a place myself via the tried and true Craigslist. Going from a modern, door man building to a 4th floor walk up in an older building has been a bit of an adjustment. However, I am incredibly blessed to live in the most awesome city in the US (maybe even the world?!) and I am in an awesome location, close to work and an easy walk to a subway that will take me just about anywhere I need to go. There truly is no place like NYC. And one of the perks of living in a older building is having more character; I love the exposed brick in my bedroom and living room.


My sister was kind enough to send my these two extra curtain panels that she had from West Elm. I think they make my room look much more homey and warm, and they do a great job of keeping the sunlight out which is perfect for sleeping late on a Saturday. What do you think? I'm a big fan of West Elm... My curtains were a gift, but they just so happen to be on sale right now!

Velvet Grommet Curtains West Elm , Cafe Drapery Rod Bed Bath and Beyond

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