470 Sq Ft in NYC

Our 470 square foot apartment is where Gwyneth and I learned that changing your environment can change your outlook. When we first moved, Gwyneth and I didn’t think we’d ever learn to love NYC. But we were on a mission to love our tiny piece of it. Through Dumpster Diving, painting the walls and making the apartment ours, New York City became the place we loved to call home.

Pink Interior DoorPink Interior Door

Entryway Vignette

Dumpster Dive Side TableDumpster Dive Side Table

I Believe In Pink

Dumpster Dive FrameDumpster Dive Frame

Light Fixture Upgrade

Decorating With PlatesDecorating With Plates

Decorating With Plates

DIY Fabric Covered LampshadeDIY Fabric Covered Lampshade
DIY Upholstered Chair and DIY Rope LampshadeDIY Anthropologie Inspired Upholstered Chair
Living Room Gallery WallLiving Room Gallery Wall

Living Room Gallery Wall

DIY Upholstered OttomanDIY Tufted Storage Ottoman

DIY Tufted Storage Ottoman

DIY Cookie Sheet TraysDIY Cookie Sheet Tray
Home Office and DIY Wire LampshadeDIY Wire Lampshade
Home Office Bookcase DIY Brass FigurinesDIY “Brass” Figurines
Dumpster Dive Lined BookcaseDumpster Dive Lined Bookcase
DIY Ombre Paint Chip CalendarDIY Ombre Paint Chip Calendar
DIY Filled Expedit Room DividerDIY Filled Expedit Room Divider

Expedit Bookcase Styling

Expedit Bookcase Styling

Dumpster Dive NightstandDumpster Dive Nightstand
Dumpster Dive Nailhead Trim HeadboardDumpster Dive Nailhead Trim Headboard
Dumpster Dive Dresser With HutchDumpster Dive Dresser With Hutch

Gwyneth, The New Yorkie

xoxo,

Meredith & Gwyneth

Comments

  1. Your apartment is fabulous! I love the pink door!

  2. Your apt. looks like a jewel box. Congrats to the both of you on all your hard work. My dog Monty has been a supervisor on many projects and says its hard work ;)

    Janis

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Hi Janis! Thank you so much! We’ve had a lot of fun working on it1 Gwyneth sends her regards to Monty!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

  3. Love, love, love all of the pink! It looks fab!

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Thank you! We always say that pink is our neutral! Thanks so much for stopping by – we hope you’ll be back soon!
      Have a wonderful week!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

  4. Love, love, love how you decorated and maximized your space. Your apartment looks huge! I just wandered to your page but I have a feeling, I’ll be on here often!

    Best of luck,

    Carla

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Carla, we are so delighted that you found us! And as for it looking huge – that must be the home equivalent of the camera adding 10 pounds! It’s tiny!
      We are so thrilled that you found us and are coming along on our adventures!!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

  5. Your place is fabulous! That pink door is TDF and I love everything about your bookcase room divider. Love!!

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Thank you, Simone! We have had a lot of fun making it ours! We are so excited to have you reading!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

  6. Super cute! Great use of color and mixture of textures!

  7. OMG, I love your little apartment! And I especially LOVE all your dumpster dive finds and transformations!

    Tania

  8. I love your style. I could spend days looking at your lovely apartment. Will be spending a lot of time looking at your links to your amazing DIY links. “)

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Hi Kimberly! So excited to have you reading, and we’re thrilled you like the DIYs! Hope you find something there to inspire your next project!

      xoxo,
      mk & G

  9. Hi Meredith! I just came across your blog & have to say that BY FAR your “apartment tour” is THE BEST I’ve ever seen – hands down. You truly have such beautiful style! You have a new follower in me!

    Best wishes,
    Marissa

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Hi Marissa! So glad you found us, and thank you so much for the sweet words about our apartment! We’re so thrilled to have you following!

      xoxo,
      mk & G

  10. Laura Thomas says:

    I’d love to see this in 360*…that would be cool !

  11. Where did you find the adorable doggie bed? I have been searching and can’t find one I love! Thanks!!

  12. Gorgeous, and very inspiring! i love the idea of changing environment by making your own space!

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Thank you so much, Helena! Your comment made our day! So glad to have you following our adventures!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

  13. Camille says:

    Love your style . . . . woke up this am feeling kinda down about the overwhelming task of fixing our place up . . . . found your darling apartment on Pinterest and now I’m smiling and can’t wait to take on the challenge. Great job!

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Hi Camille! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! And trust us – you are not alone in feeling totally overwhelmed with the home improvement possibilities! We feel the same way, especially now that we’re trying to set up our place in San Francisco. Just the other morning I looked at “The List” and wanted to crawl straight into bed! We have to keep reminding ourselves that it will never really be “done,” and that’s the fun of it! Good luck with making your apartment yours, and please don’t let it stress you out! (We’ll practice taking our own advice in the meantime!)

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

  14. I absolutely LOVE your space! Had to share this w/my girls bcuz they are unaware of city living! They’ve only seen on home/diy shows. Thx for sharing! *I found your blog via Ikea’s blog!

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Hi Julie! So glad you found us! Your sweet comment made our day! We’re in the process of working on our new city apartment in San Francisco, so much more small space posts are ahead of us! Thank you again for putting a big smile on both of our faces!

      xoxo.
      mk & Gwynnie

  15. Hi Meredith, I know this apartment is your old apartment but I had to stop and tell you and the little new yorkie that your apartment is adorable! I love how homie it feels. I am a recent NY transplant and am still trying to figure out my new apartment style. I wish I could have you over to help decorate!

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Thank you so much, Jenny! Your comment made our day! We wish we could come over and talk decorating too! But you can always send us pics!!

      xoxo,
      mk & Gwynnie

  16. Chandler says:

    LOVE your apartment!! My cat Charlie and I have been in NYC for almost two years. We’re about to get our very own apartment! What neighborhood/bourough do you live in? It’s so great to know I can make my small space look so fabulous!!!

    love your blog!
    -Chandler & Charlie

    • Meredith & Gwyneth says:

      Hi Chandler & Charlie! We lived in Chelsea for a few years, but moved out to San Francisco a little over six months ago. (What a change!!)
      Congrats on your new space, and you can DEFINITELY make it your own! You will have such a blast – enjoy every minute of it! Good luck!

      xoxo,
      mk & G

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