Elaina Sullivan, Style Editor
New Years celebrations for me included a move to a new apartment, and thus a fresh perspective on my design direction for 2018. Living in New York can be hectic, so my main goal was to create a chill space that inspires me and everyone who walks through the doors. The first order of business was to tackle the dark grey/purple walls, so I immediately painted every inch—doors, walls, and trim—in my go-to shade of white
. Six coats later, the whole room felt super light and dreamy.
Next was the art, which for me is always the most important part of any space. My sister recently gave me a big beautiful print that she took last year of one of my favorite people
so I let that set the overall mood. I covered an entire 15-foot wall with other favorite pieces. It feels fresh, modern and totally maximal—just the way I like it.
Since there's a lot going on visually there, I pared down the rest of the room to just the essentials: a fluffy white bed with a minimal pink painting above, a wall of billowy linen curtains to cover the windows inspired by Ricardo Bofill's home in Spain
, and tons and tons of plants. It was a quick three-day makeover and the perfect way to start off a new year.