mi casa

My favourite candles. Pomander is the best scent….got a fave from Diptyque?
I found this venetian mirror for a steal at a barn far upstate selling thrift/vintage items. The cedar trunk at the foot of the bed is thrifted (contains bed sheets and blankets)
Recent gift from Michael. I love sock monkeys. Anyone catch the car tv ad featuring one dreaming of being an adult hanging out at bars and nightclubs?
Nylon and UK Elle pile. My fave fringe bags collected over the years
Anyone have recommendations along the lines of these? (I’m still reading Power of Now)
Left: Magnets and pictures on the side of the fridge. Right: The clay house (bought in New Orleans) has mirrors for the windows/doors
My basket of crisps. How could this Brit not return to New York without these?
Michael in the kitchen
The hallway was all beige until I painted it (with no help so feeling quite chuffed) in these colours (painted the arch on the glass on the door too). Sir Oliver’s pawing on the door to go for walks means re-painting around the handle needs to happen more often
Far left: Stairs leading up to the second floor (rented) and ladder I painted in blue, leads to the roof. The hall mirror on the right was a flea market find
One of my favourite shots of Miles Davis plus another flea market found venetian mirror
An old trunk/treasure chest with leather handles acts a large side table on the end of the sofa (flea market find again)
Our wall of jazz pics. The one far right next to Sammy Davis Jr, is Miles Davis talking to Steve McQueen. Two legends sharing a joke
A few random shots taken.
K. x

74 comments

  1. Contempo Ingenue says:

    your home is beautiful karen! it transmits such a nice vibe thru these photos. and you have an amazing collection of mirrors!

    the contemporary ingenue

    xoxo E&L

  2. Taylor B. says:

    These are so great!
    I like all the flea-market finds. The ones we have here are really junky…but another man’s trash…

    I bought an adorable handmade sock money last year for my new cousin. The material is so soft. I just wanted to keep it for myself!

    The flavor of those chips look so yummy! I wonder if there is an on-line site that imports goodies from different countries and sells them all in one place? Not sure how the FDA could regulate it, though.

    The paint job looks great. Even Sir Oliver’s contribution to it!

  3. thehautepursuit says:

    it looks so cozy…and that mirror is absolutely amazing!!!! if I had a more permanent home, i’d love to decorate…i’m thinking of mounting antlers above my bed though….haha
    xx
    V

  4. lovemymetallics says:

    I LOVE Venetian mirrors too! have a gorge one for my dresser

  5. Nita-Karoliina says:

    Your appartment is really nice. You live in brooklyn right?

  6. Cindy says:

    your home is beautiful. what special finds.
    astoria always makes me think of the goonies.

  7. bravegrrl says:

    wow, it is beautiful and still homey, i love 🙂

  8. Emma at Daily Clothes Fix says:

    Wow, your house is amazing. I love the mirrors, the colours, the styling. Great job.

  9. BRUUN by BRUUN says:

    LOVE the pictures – such inspiration to me !
    Your place is so wonderful put together – warm and cosy and full of life and class – really awesome !

    /Linda

  10. Julie says:

    Amazing! I love your place! =) It’s so charming!

  11. Maria says:

    I love ur place, so eclectic and cozy! Very arty.

    Amazing.

  12. pkjb says:

    what a stylish home – guess if figures considering you wardrobe style! Thanks for sharing. ck 🙂 x

  13. Fashion Butter says:

    wow – that mirror over the bed is gorgeous! really beautiful

  14. Jenny Cindy says:

    Wow your place looks so stylish. I’d move in in a second!! Really beautifully decorated and wonderful fleamarket finds. I saved some of these in my interior design inspiration folder ;).

  15. Melody says:

    What a lovely home. You did a great job making the place yours. I’m afraid of moving into a place of my own because I wouldn’t know where to start with the decorating.

  16. federica says:

    totally LOVE tu casa, especially the berdoom! total-white rooms are so relaxing…
    and how cute is your dog??

  17. Dree says:

    I love how relaxed and comfy your house is. Also love the character of some of your pieces (the venetian mirror in your bedroom is a favourite)and that Ikea doesn’t feature! Lovely Flat babe!
    Dree xx

    style-on-sea.blogspot.com

  18. Charly says:

    Aw love these pics Karen, theres something I love about seeing inside other people’s homes! The Venetian mirrors are beautiful, you have some gorgeous thrifted furniture,

    Charlyx

    http://x-whatiworetoday-x.blogspot.com

  19. Belle says:

    What an incredible home! thank you for sharing x

  20. Adrienne says:

    I love what you having going on in your home… It’s perfectly stylish yet lived-in. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Kathrin says:

    wow! i’m ready to move in =D

  22. TheMinx says:

    I really really love your mirrors and photo of miles davis. Your home is lovely 🙂

  23. MONI says:

    you have a lovely home…