Hello, I’m Lauren! I am a young designer living and working in New York City. I write this blog as a means of expression to document inspiration, projects and the design evolution of my home. I am greatly influenced by the city around me and although New York is expensive and hard on the 99%, I believe that everyone can have a great refuge to come home to – some of us just have to work a little bit harder to attain it. I hope you enjoy reading about my passions for interiors, fashion and everything in between as I document my journey through life in New York City.
Why Fourth Floor Walk Up? When I began writing this blog I lived in a 425 square foot apartment on the upper east side, that happened to be on the fourth floor in walk up building. In 2011, my
boyfriend fiance(!) Jack, our dog Rita and I moved to a 650 square foot apartment in Prospect Heights Brooklyn that also happens to be on the fourth floor. New York City is famous for its walk up apartments and yes, they are lower in rent the higher up you go!
I grew up within a household centered around decorating with the interest being past down through several generations. My grandmother, mother and I have all had the ability to see spaces for what they are and what they could become. I tend to focus on smaller spaces with modest budgets because I believe a little bit of blood, sweat and tears can make a sweeter home. For years now I have been giving advice to friends, from how to make quick fixes to redesigning their entire apartments. If you live in the New York Metro area and you would like help in making the right design choices for your home, please feel free to contact me!
I love to talk and meet new people throughout the blogosphere, whether you’re a writer or reader let’s get to know one another!
For my 9 to 5, I work within the Visual Merchandising field and love just about everything that it involves. I choose to only touch upon the surface of the VM world here because I would never want to cause a conflict of interest. But if you ever want to chat about the VM industry I’d love to hear from you in regards to that as well.