Have you seen Rita Konig’s home on The Selby? She lives in…
…a lovely West Village apartment, and the prettiest part is her bedroom. It looks straight out of a Jane Austen novel!
Last night, after going down a rabbit hole google-stalking her, I discovered a great little piece she wrote for the New York Times Magazine about her approach:
“Beds are obviously the center of bedrooms, but this bed is even more so, since it takes up most of the room, which measures 6.5 feet by 8 feet! I had never seen a bedroom as small as this one…but being “all bed” actually made it rather lovely, especially once the wallpaper went up. The wallpaper, which is so feminine, opened up the room enormously; before it went up, the room was like a cell, its white walls terribly enclosing. But now it feels like sleeping and waking in an old-fashioned greenhouse. Of course, the window helps—windows are such an important element of a room. When I am looking for a place to live, I always use the windows as a guide. If you are getting sidetracked by the way the place is decorated and can’t see past the style (or lack thereof), look at the windows. If they are good, and the room is a good shape, you will always be able to make it lovely.”
Great tips! Don’t you love her room?
(Photos by Todd Selby)