Nick Olsen decorated his friend’s tiny apartment for House Beautiful & I’m jealous.

New York-based interior designer and fellow blogger Nick Olsen decorated an absolutely fabulous apartment featured in this month’s issue of House Beautiful. The space is roughly the exact same size as my apartment! Except it looks 10,000 million times better and is awesome. *Le sigh* The entire issue of HB is rather wonderful this month, with a focus on small spaces (the California bungalow featured is another favorite). Take a video tour of the Olsen-designed Brooklyn studio here!

Images by Bjorn Wallander for House Beautiful via Splendid Sass and If The Lamp Shade Fits.


These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

File under: housewarming gifts I’ll never get.

1. I know it’s a bit trite, but it’s vintage! I couldn’t help myself. Louis Vuitton + just the right amount of age = glamour. Also, this costs almost $30,000. From ABC Home.
2. Adrienne Landau throw pillow from Barneys. Love the texture! Texture has been one of my big focuses for this apartment.
3. The Napoleon bust candle from Cire Trudon. I just love it.
4. A Diane Von Furstenberg design for The Rug Company, image from Nick Olsen’s (awesome) blog. Dying.
5. An Eames lounge. Got really into these a few months ago when touring Vitra Haus.
6. Another vintage find at ABC Home. I found a really ugly 60’s interpretation of a drift wood lamp at a local secondhand store…I’m tempted to buy it, despite the ugliness. I just love the look.

P.S. These items together have a much more masculine vibe than I realized as I was compiling them…interesting…although, “masculine” here is a relative term.