Apartment Refresh

Katies Bliss NYC Apartment Tour

Come September, I will have lived in New York City for two years! TWO YEARS! I have to give both myself and Nick a pat on the back for surviving two years together in such a small space. It’s taken some time (and compromising on both our ends) but we’ve really been able to make our little Greenwich Village apartment a home 🙂

A few months back, we decided to renew our lease for one more year. As much as we wanted to upgrade to something larger we realized it would be financially irresponsible to not take advantage of our stabilized rent for one more year. That being said, there was no way I was staying for one more year without giving our place a refresh!

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect when Target approached me a few weeks back to see if I wanted to pick out a few things for my place. I’ve been going to Target for all my home supplies and decor items since I was in high school. My entire freshman year dorm room – bedding, kitchen utensils, decor, school supplies – all from Target! I’m definitely an addict so this was such a treat for me. You can see our apartment pre-refresh in our apartment tour here.

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I really wanted to get rid of our dowdy floor lamp (you can see it here) and this white architect lamp was the perfect replacement. Before we didn’t have lighting in that corner, so now I can curl up with a blanket and actually see what I’m reading. All of our pillows (chevron, yellow trellis) are new as well! I wanted ones that would match both our bedroom and living decor that could easily transition between both spaces. Our window sill was also in need of some larger knick knacks so I added this vase.

NYC Apartment Gallery Wall

I felt like our original gallery wall (seen here) was a little too cluttered, so I replaced a few of the pictures with this gorgeous trellis mirror (now on clearance!) Mirrors open up small spaces and I like the effect it has on our living room.

Katies Bliss Bedroom NYC Apartment

The bedroom needed some work too. I was SO over our grey comforter that I’m pretty sure was a hand-me-down from my Grandma… LOL. This pinched white comforter set (it’s on sale!) immediately caught my eye. The light color opens up the space and matches perfectly with our pillows. I also added these tasseled blue curtains.

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So these photos were taken prior to the leak we had last week (the joys of living in a historic building…) but I just HAD to make our bathroom a little more feminine. We previously had a dark grey shower curtain and navy linens. It was so masculine! A new rug, shower curtain, toilet seat cover and counter accessories have made the space so much cuter. Nick even said he likes it better than before!

Katies Bliss Kitchen NYC ApartmentNick had the idea (so proud) of getting an apothecary jar to store corks. As you can tell we need to start drinking more wine…  I also choose these white storage containers to hide all my Keurig cups.

I’m thinking of doing a more comprehensive video tour within the next few weeks explaining more of the changes so let me know if you guys would like to see that! Thanks for reading! xo

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37 Responses to Apartment Refresh

  1. Grace says:

    I remember when you first announced you were going to live in NYC! Congrats on your journey and thanks for sharing it with us 🙂


  2. Erika W. says:

    Everything looks fantastic! Love that comforter!

  3. Jess Zimlich says:

    I’ve been wanting to give our bedroom a refresh! Your new comforter is so pretty and crisp 🙂

  4. You have such a gorgeous space! Thanks so much for sharing!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  5. Love getting to seen real, behind the scenes glimpses in to blogger’s lives. My favorite piece, as difficult as it was to choose, is the floor lamp. It totally makes the space.

  6. kelsey says:

    cute! love the refresh

  7. Everything looks amazing! I love the refresh. Target definitely has the best products. The bathroom does look a lot more feminine now, it’s perfect.

    Kindness is the best accessory,

  8. Lindsey says:

    Your apartment is precious! I visited NYU this year and fell in love with Greenwich Village! I hope I can live there some day!


  9. Arianne says:

    Everything is so lovely and bright! Despite the small space, it still looks really homey and comfortable! You’re amazing at making the best of everything! I really want to know where to buy those straws! I want the pink ones… I really wanna buy them at a physical store if possible. When I searched on Amazon, I got “paper straws” which I’m not sure about.

    Anyway, I can’t wait to get my own place one day and decorate it! It’s gonna be so much fun 😀

    • Katie says:

      The straws I have are paper! I got the red ones from Target and then the others are from Etsy! They aren’t too pricey. Thanks for your comment Arianne 🙂

  10. Kate says:

    Your apartments looks amazing, I especially love your bedroom! The new comforter looks great 🙂

  11. Lindsay says:

    Love it!!!! Not sure my biyfriend would be so keen to let me have such a girly bathroom haha, yiu are lucky 🙂

  12. Stacy says:

    What a cozy appartment)))

  13. Rachel says:

    Now all you guys need is a cat 😉

  14. Meaghan says:

    I just moved to NYC and love seeing what you did with your apartment – so many great ideas! Can you share where you got your white shelves in the living room? Thanks!

  15. Joe says:

    You look so cute on the sofa with your dress!!

  16. North Park Residences says:

    Beautiful cutrains and comforter Katie, where did you get it? Anyway, I am looking forward for more of your video post. nyc apartment tour is sooo fantastic 🙂

  17. North Park Residences says:

    And oh before I forget, I think a glazed window will look better just a thought.

  18. Gina Cole says:

    I love your couch is it also from Target? I am checking out their site and I was just wondering if they do accept orders from other countries. We are moving in our new office space in Singapore and my boss wants to set up a living room style for our employee quarter.

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