Nate Berkus recently sold his apartment on West 9th Street in the quaint West Village of NYC and bought a new one around the corner on West 10th/5th Ave.  Although I can’t quite afford the square footage that he’s got, at least I know I’m in the right neighborhood!  It seems as though he took a much calmer, neutral, serene approach to this apartment.  All that white makes me a little nervous but I’m assuming he can reupholster it and have it cleaned in a flash.  After all, he’s Oprah’s design child (AKA one of her favorite things)

 

NB penthouse

Here he is all dressed up and ready to show off his new digs!

 

bedroom

Even 5 million won’t get you large bedrooms in NYC

DR

The DR has a very natural, simple feel to it

kitchen

The arched “greenhouse” windows are a nice addition in the kitchen

LR

A shot of the LR without NB in it.  A lot of white!

master

A neutral master bedroom with what looks like a high gloss painted ceiling?

rooftop

And the terrace…a lovely amenity with view of the city

floorplan

This is the floor plan of his duplex on West 10th/5th Ave

 

 





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Obsession with Polka Dots

Posted By Rebecca-NY | Aug 20, 2013 | No Comments | Category: Uncategorized

The polka dot.  It’s been around for years and apparently it’s one of this season’s biggest trends.  Has it ever gone out of trend?  I remember wearing polka dots as a kid and for the longest time I thought of them as playful and juvenile.  As an adult I went through my phases, a polka dot skirt here and a polka dot scarf there, but  it never quite phased me why I was choosing to wear these things or if they were trendy.  The polka dot was just there and available.  It’s a simple statement yet these days seems so sophisticated and fresh and apparently has lasting power.   Therefore, I have a new obsession with the polka dot.  Whether it’s in my wardrobe,  a fabric or a fun piece of art I find myself drawn in and wanting more.  Am I a victim of this trend or have I always loved the polka dot?

 

marilyn monroe

Marilyn Monroe.  Polka dot style at its best

 

art 2

Colorful, fun photography

art dots

chairs

Have fun with the scale when using it on furniture

circles

colorful dots

dots and stripes

mixing the stripe with the polka dot

shirt

The polka dot is perfect with a pair of jeans but you can mix it with just about anything – especially a coordinating stripe or solid

spoonflower

This fabric would coordinate nicely with a larger floral or ethnic print

mila kunis

Celebrities.  They’re just like us.  They wear polka dots!

runway

styles

Different styles on different faces

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