We are so excited to welcome Amanda Mactas to the blog today to share her lovely NYC home with us!
What neighborhood do you live in?
I’ve lived here for over two years now by myself and I love it. Although, when it gets messy I have no one else to blame it on.
Eclectic, I guess. A lot of the items in my apartment are hand-me-downs from my parents and I’ve mixed them in with furniture and decorations I’ve found that are comfortable and casual.
I love my bathroom. It has beautiful marble tile and a really cool vanity with retro lightbulbs that I fell in love with. I decorated it with some fun, colorful matching pieces.
That’s so tough! In no particular oder –
1. I have this quilt that my mom had made for me when I graduated from college that is made from a bunch of my old t-shirts. They all have memories, whether it’s from a team sport, a concert, or a family vacation. It’s really unique and I use it all the time.
2. I also have this really cool antique cookbook stand that was a gift from my grandparents. Not that I’m a huge cook, but it’s really nice to put on display.
3. Another piece I really like is this fun crocodile print side table I have by my couch. I’ve never seen anything like it before and it’s great when I have company for friends to put their drinks on, etc.
4. All my artwork. I love collecting art and have it all over my apartment. I found these two cool paintings at a street fair that are both different views in NYC which I hung next to each other and I have a drawing of an old man I drew back in college (the only decent one I produced). I have plenty more, but some still need to be hung up or are just random things I’ve found at Home Goods or Bed, Bath & Beyond.
What’s your number one tip for NYC living?
No matter where you live in NYC you won’t have enough space, so keep going through everything you own and downsize when you can!
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