In February, I closed on this condo, and the renovations began soon after. My little Gold Coast fixer-upper was very much in need of love, as evidenced by the "before" photos. With the help of my A-team (contractor + parents), we created a sophisticated and sleek space -- think polished nickel pulls, honed marble countertops, open glass shelving, bright white subway tile and crystal doorknobs. Everything was hand-picked, from the shape of the hexagon marble flooring to a show-stopping light fixture -- the crown jewel of my kitchen. The project took almost two months, and by May, it was finally time to move in.
vapor acrylic bar stools -- a place for strawberry toast and coffee. Tucked around the corner is my workspace. The desk is covered in parchment leather, and above it, there is a sunburst mirror. (I bravely picked it up during a severe thunderstorm one summer morning.)
luxe down-filled RH piece. It is the comfiest couch, perfect for watching Friends, Bible study or an afternoon nap. The rug is plush white shag. On chilly fall mornings, nothing feels softer on my toes. My favorite part of this vignette is the art on the wall -- four dreamy photos of Paris, taken by Courtney during our spring trip.
white marble bistro table sits in the window with two slipcovered chairs. I've sipped wine and tea here with friends, watching clouds pass in the western sky. The little pink pillows are custom-made. I adore them.
étagère with glass shelves and polished nickel finishes is a stage for small items that bring me joy -- BVLGARI soap from my weekend in NYC, for instance. Best of all, the light is on a dimmer, creating a soft glow.
I love waking up here, and equally, I love coming home. It is my own personal slice of the Gold Coast, and I am so thankful.