The New Apartment: Decor Inspo + Helpful Moving Tips

2018 Interior Design Inspiration + Helpful NYC Moving Tips

New Yorkers are always on the move. Whether it’s to a big brunch, my next meeting, or in this case a new apartment – one thing New Yorkers like myself can’t stop doing is MOVING! I know a lot of you have fallen in love with our current apartment in Hell’s Kitchen (hello backyard space and outdoor dining!) but alas, we’ve been in this spot temporarily and it’s time to move! That being said, we are SO excited to be moving to a fabulous new building in Midtown with city & river views, plenty of office space and some killer finishes. I’m going to be sharing the ultimate reveal of the new apartment soon after moving in, but in the meantime I wanted to give you guys a sneak peak of some of the inspiration imagery I’ve been saving, as well as some helpful NYC moving tips if you find yourself in the same boat as us. 

My Fav Inspo Images Right Now:

After spending a lot of time in Los Angeles, I’ve become hooked on the laid back elegance of LA living. As we move here in New York, I’m hoping to reflect a more casual & neutral interior scheme with our new home. I love this living room setup from interior designer Brady Tolbert of Emily Henderson Designs – the classic Moroccan Rug is the perfect amount of texture to balance out the clean art and modern lighting.

Reading / Insta nook goals! Tearing another page out of Brady Tolbert’s inspo book, I love the way he put together this elegant yet masculine little reading nook. As you know, most of us New Yorkers are spatially challenged as far as ‘nooks’ are concerned, but this is a great compact way to add some extra coziness and functionality to any living space.

One thing that is always a challenge for fashion-fueled New Yorkers is CLOSET SPACE! While our new home has great closet space, sadly…I don’t think it will be enough for the both of us! I’ve been doing a lot of research into wardrobe systems / additional storage and I’m 99% positive I will be going with the IKEA PAX system! (If anyone has any great PAX hacks, please DM me some pics…I would love to see!) The Pinterest rabbit hole is JAM-PACKED with unbelievable PAX Hacks, from molding to painting, to elevated hardware, it looks as though the possibilities are endless. Stay tuned on this front!

Helpful Moving Tips:

With all of the interior design fluff out of the way, it’s time to talk about the big stuff…actually moving! In a city like New York (or anywhere for that matter), moving can be super stressful (and let’s be honest, no friends really want to help you move for a beer and a box of pizza…it’s 2018 lol) Not only are you moving your physical belongings, but you’re uprooting your entire life…memories, keepsakes, hand-me-downs, the works. To make things a bit smoother, I’ve put together some of my top tips to moving (and trust me, I’ve done the research!)

Do the research & commit to a moving company: To make things easier, we started off by doing tons of research, pricing & reading into the moving service area. We decided that we wanted to commit ourselves to a trusted, highly-rated, friendly moving service that we could use year after year. Enter my fam at Roadway Moving. No joke everyone – Roadway has made all of our moving worries melt away from the minute we had our first phone call with them back in 2016 and we legit can’t wait to work with them again. When I first saw that Roadway’s company logo involved an actual heart, I thought it was too good to be true. Boy was I wrong – these guys are the real deal. Not only did Roadway handle all of our conversations with the utmost class & respect, but they were the most communicative and responsible movers I have ever worked with (I’m talking follow-up emails, phone calls, on-the-dot scheduling, etc)

 Treat yourself to the packing service: Until Roadway, I had never selected the packing option when it came to moving. Call me a control freak (or a hoarder lol), but I always thought I enjoyed the process of packing all of my things…until I didn’t have to do it! Not only does this make your move SO much faster and less stressful, but when you arrive to your new home everything will be organized by room and safely packed, making transitioning into your new house that much easier. (btw – the picture above was legit how happy we were with our last move with Roadway, ha!)

Do A Pre-Move Edit: When you have quality movers like Roadway, you can rest assured that all of your delicate decor items will arrive in one piece. Although it sounds a bit like cleaning before a cleaning service comes to your home, I like to do one or two passes through the house and make an ‘edit’ of fragile pieces, items to donate, and things that require extra packing. Once I’ve made a pass through the house, I like to organize all of the items in their own section of the room (ie: all vintage books together, all objects together, etc).

Well there you have it, some of my top tips for moving your house AND some sneak peaks of my latest interior design inspiration! I will be sure to keep you all posted as the decor shopping progresses, and in the meantime be sure to checkout Roadway Moving if you are looking to upgrade your moving service and have some peace of mind when settling into your new home.

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