December 13, 2011

Apartment Tour!

It's been 4 months since I moved into my apartment and I've been holding off on posting a virtual tour of my place until I was 100% happy with it.

Well, 4 months later I've realized I don't quite have the budget to be 100% happy with it, so today, I'm welcoming you into my humble little apartment so you can get a taste of what my life looks like.

I love my apartment. I got so lucky when I was offered a position within the university that pays for my housing because let's face it, make fun of Jimmy McMillan all you want but the rent is too damn high and one of the biggest reasons why I want to leave New York so badly. It's disgusting how much it costs to live in New York. Remember my apartment last year?

I paid $1000 a month not including utilities to live in that space. It was a 5 floor walk up. It was 11x7. I had no closet. I had 3 roommates, one of whom had a live-in boyfriend. I had no space and no privacy and I was miserable. I have friends who pay less than that on the mortgages of their 3 bedroom houses. 

So the fact that I don't pay rent makes me one less angry New Yorker. And my space? Pretty nice if you ask me.

The Living Room
This is the living room. When you walk into the apartment, you walk right into the living room. It's a living/dining space which is pretty comfortable. Yes, my TV is tiny. The Pilot complains about it all the time. As you can see, my pictures all shattered and fell and I haven't gotten around to replacing them yet. I really like my living room, the only thing missing is a nice, comfy rug!

This picture makes me miss London every day. 
As you can see out the window, my view is of the Courtyard of our building and the opposite end of the building. I love not having a front facing apartment, I don't know why everyone goes nuts over front facing apartments...they're so loud!

This is my "bar." Fancy right?
The Bathroom
When you walk into the apartment, you walk into the living room and the bathroom and kitchen are on the left and right, respectively. 

Not much to talk about here. 

The Kitchen
This is my kitchen. Sad to say, it's actually huge compared to what I had in Boston. No complaints about it though. I wish my sink was a little bigger and I would like some more counter space but hey, it does the job.

The Bedroom
I love my bedroom. It's very cozy. It has a huge window the same size as the one in the living room so there's a lot of natural light. The overhead lights aren't the brightest and unfortunately, I can't change that. So I need to get another lamp or two to light up my desk space some more but I love coming home and sitting on my bedroom couch to read or at my computer to blog (I never do homework in my room) or to just lay in bed and veg out.

I desperately need something over this wall. I'm thinking my "Where I've Been" map when I finish it!
The Closet
And this is my closet. It's nice, big and spacious and has a light. Unfortunately I don't have a lot to put in it. If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I hate my wardrobe and desperately need a new one.

So that's my apartment! Let me know what you think!


  1. I love it! It looks very inviting:) I really love your bedding, too!

  2. I love the photo collage you have in your living room. I had a 13 inch TV when I got my first solo apartment! Your place looks cozy and big for NY :)
    My first apt with my husband {before we were married} was only 600 sq ft!

  3. That rocks compared to the NYC apts I have seen! I love it! so cute! It makes me miss having my own apartment.

  4. It looks great! I never would have guessed that you were in NY by looking at these pics (mainly because, like your last place, they are all TINY!) It looks great!

  5. Having a "where Ive been map" is an awesome idea!

  6. Well my closet is way to full with clothes I hardly wear so please take some!!
    Love it very cute!

  7. Love it, you have inspired me to blog about my house...when I have cleaned it!

  8. I'm guessing this is the new dorm on 12th street?

  9. Nice place!! I love the London print!

  10. Love it!! I can't get over how expensive it is to live in NY...glad you got something that's paid for!

  11. Very cozy and I really like the picture frames in the living room! I agree rent is ridiculous!

  12. cute bedding and love the gallery wall in the living room!

  13. Girl I feel you! I used to live in New York, but I recently moved to Honolulu which is just as bad!
    My husband and I ended up buying a 600 square foot condo for close to $300,000 foreclosure price. EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING had to be torn out and refurbished because the bugs were sooooo bad. *shivers* blahhh.
    My friend rents a 1 bedroom studio for $1,200 a month.


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