New York City style maven Steffy Kuncman writes a blog entitled Steffy’s Pros and Cons and, in many ways, this is the perfect way to describe her journey of becoming a home owner. Throughout the process, Steffy confronted many of the issues that face potential home buyers: unclear closing dates (con), the mad rush to finish before end-of-lease (con), and the questionable decorating choices of previous owners (con). Despite these expected cons and complications, Steffy was able to turn all of her new home’s lemons into some seriously fabulous lemonade. The apartment already had great light (pro) and Steffy’s family comes with years of home renovation experience (double-pro!). Steffy removed the home’s wall-to-wall carpeting, laid down new hardwood floors, and gave the pre-existing red-wine-colored walls a fresh coat of bright, white paint. After bringing in some vintage pieces and complementary Mid-Century-style furniture from west elm, the home went from shabby to chic in no time. Check out the full tour of Steffy’s new digs below!
“We were inspired by the series Mad Men,” Steffy says, “and we wanted to incorporate mid-century pieces and pair them with rustic vintage and antiques. We felt this would make the room more cozy, and make it feel a bit more like our own!”
“We’re so excited with how bright and airy the space turned out! The couch really brings the room alive, and the rug gives it that cabin-like vibe that we were going for. We love the pulled together feeling of the room, and that each piece makes sense together, but is also special on its own!”