Stylish and Affordable End Tables Under $150

A stylish end table can really tie a living room together. That is, of course, if you have the space for one. We could probably squeeze in an end table or two in our current apartment but I would like to save that for after we have everything else set up. Then we will see how much space we have left. I’ll be sharing an update of what our new space looks like soon! I am a REALLY slow decorator.…

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Apartment Hunting in NYC Part 3: Our Search Is Over, Some Help With Yours

Great news! Our journey into the first ring of hell, aka apartment hunting in NYC, is over. Here’s how our search went and 10 things I learned during our apartment search. Hopefully you find this helpful, especially if you decide not to use a broker. We finally found an apartment in a great pet friendly building and in a neighborhood we both like. We will have amenities like a gym, doorman, valet, and laundry on every other floor. Our apartment…

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Apartment Hunting in NYC Part 2: Taking A Break From The Search

I finally decided to take a break from apartment hunting to update the blog. Surprise! We still don’t have a place to live once our lease is up. This is after weeks of scouring rental listings every day. We have already seen 12 apartments and have found nothing except aggravation. We have actually had more than 12 appointments scheduled but the other places were leased before we could even visit. So far much of our search has been centered on…

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Space Saving Gateleg: Our Apartment Dining Table

When it comes to an apartment dining table, space is a big concern. At the moment we have more space than is “normal” for a New York apartment (because we are paying outrageous rent) but this will not always be the case. We did not want to eat dinner on the couch all the time so we had to find a space saving dining table on a budget. We focused on collapsible tables, specifically gateleg tables because these typically fold…

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