Apartment Tour: Part Two

Just like I promised, here’s part two of the tour of my new apartment.

Just off of the living room is my little dining room.

Table and chairs: estate sale with DIY seat cushions


Sideboard: Ethan Allen Sale (similar)
Silverplate tea set: estate sale (similar)
Wine rack: Pottery Barn (similar)

I’m in love with my great kitchen, so clean!

Next up is my bedroom. I wanted to be able to use the grey color scheme from my old room but with a more sophisticated flair. I think it turned out pretty great!
Prints: Etsy (1, 2)

Since I’m here to attend graduate school, a desk was a necessity. Unfortunately one bedroom apartments don’t offer too much in terms of office space! Here’s my little office nook for homework and such.

Here’s a view of my porch from the sidewalk.

…And another view so you can actually see the furniture!

So what do you think?

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Apartment Tour: Part One

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Apartment Tour: Part One

Even though this blog primarily follows my literary adventures, I wanted to share what I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. When I returned from the NYU Publishing Institute in NYC I packed up a UHaul and moved to Chapel Hill, NC. Though it was a whirlwind of packing and unpacking, I’m a bit more settled now and I can’t wait to show of my new digs!

Alexandra’s apartment 1

I’ll start the tour with my front door. I love that it is all mine!
Door mat: Homegoods

My entryway is not very grand but I love my pew (similar), map of Paris (similar) and Kings & Queens of England print (similar).

My living room is the first thing you seen inside the front door.
Chairs and bench: Target (1, 2)
Coffee Table: Ethan Allen (1)
Candles: various (similar)

The Big Comfy Couch!
Couch: Ethan Allen* (1)
Throw: Pottery Barn (1)
Tray: Pottery Barn Outlet (similar)

This is just one of the bookshelves but my mom did such a great job arranging the books I had to show it off!

Alexandra's living room table

This is another one of our DIY projects — would you guess that the table is actually plywood?

Shopping Bag Art

Here’s the best part of the living room! I found a great DIY on pinterest and made it happen.

*Bought during closeout sale at very steep discount

Next up: the dining room, porch and bedroom!

NYU Summer Publishing Institute: Final Book Project

Even though I haven’t posted about the final two weeks of the NYU Summer Publishing Institute yet, I couldn’t wait to share my Book Project. As with the Magazine Section, I was put in a group to complete the launch project. This time we were supposed to create an imprint, complete with Profit & Loss statements, comparative titles and book covers. My role was Sales Director, which meant that I was responsible for the comp titles, sales placements and the announced first print numbers. While it was a completely new role for me, I was happy to have the chance to learn new skills!

My group developed a Lifestyle/Cooking/Home Design imprint titled Two Roads Press. Our mission statement was :

Two Roads Press is an instructional lifestyle imprint for the transitional periods of life. We publish guides that are both fun and entertaining to help improve your life through design, cooking, crafts and more during times of change. Whether you’re having your first child or moving across the country, when two roads diverge before you, Two Roads Press has a guide to help you maximize your new lifestyle’s potential.

Our imprint came up with three titles for our first catalog (Spring/Summer 2013). Here are the book covers that our wonderful art director came up with!

Note: As with the previous post, these covers were developed for education purposes. I do not own the images. 

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