A One Bedroom Apartment Gets A Much Needed Reno

August 1, 2014 - table lamp


photography by JAMES MERRELL

Konig outward her home (with her reliable Fiat, an eBay score)

When domino editor Rita Konig changed from London to Manhattan, she didn’t have a chair to her name. Two years later, her little one-bedroom seems as if she’s been there forever. Her secret? Smart selling — fueled by a indifferent faith in comfort, individuality and out-of-date chance.

photography by JAMES MERRELL

Dramatic wallpaper in a shoebox-size entrance gymnasium establishes Konig’s civic English rose signature.

photography by JAMES MERRELL

The mantel is crowned by an ever-expanding arrangement of Polaroids of friends and family, trustworthy with double-sided tape.


photography by JAMES MERRELL

photography by JAMES MERRELL

Konig is a outrageous disciple of scent. Her bedrooms are aromatic with uninformed air, coffee, bath oil and Santa Maria Novella potpourri.


photography by JAMES MERRELL

A collection of botanical prints from England finds a messenger in an eccentrically “flowering” list lamp.


photography by JAMES MERRELL

Super-feminine and luxe D. Porthault linens joined with an aged plaid nap Welsh sweeping are equal tools desirable and unfussy.

photography by LESLEY A. UNRUH

Rita’s secrets to selling well. Our selling columnist and girl-about-town blogger is an consultant in a art of a squeeze (no warn — she grew adult operative in her mom’s store!).

Check out are her 6 tip tips:


photography by Anna Wolf

#1. Go with someone we trust. My silent is my ultimate adviser. She sees a intensity in some unfair things though can also speak me out of a bad decision.

photography by Anna Wolf

#2. Test a palette. Before we commit, hook adult fabric or paint swatches on a wall, afterwards ruminate: Do they work together? (This was for my bedroom — it’s lovely, though we opted to go with a opposite tone scheme.)

photography by Anna Wolf

#3. Know when to haggle. we wouldn’t be inexpensive during a flea market. But a markup is mostly factored into antiques-shop prices, so negotiate if you’re deliberation several equipment — or if we adore something and can’t means it!

photography by Anna Wolf

#4. Try it on loan. You can’t do this during each vendor, of course, though borrowing some vital products — rugs or tables — will assistance we see pieces in context before holding a plunge.

photography by Anna Wolf

#5. Pull it all together. The final alchemy is partial formulation and partial luck. we adore to mix things, though we have to force myself not to obey to my chatterbox instinct and take in too many that’s worn-out or random. For me, a congruity comes from color, though we could find it in seeking out certain textures, motifs or eras — whatever we ride toward.


photography by Anna Wolf

#6. Don’t obsess over finishing. we trust many of a places we delight are a ones that develop quietly. Keep tinkering; we still wish to re-cover my sofa, for instance. When everything’s unequivocally done, it’s time to move!

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