Interior Crush: A Super Stylish NYC Studio – Abigail Nora
Interior Crush: A Super Stylish NYC Studio – Abigail Nora

Interior Crush: A Super Stylish NYC Studio – Abigail Nora

My grand plan to feature every Apartment Therapy Small Cool category got seriously derailed when my own apartment was chosen… and while I didn’t win, I am pretty proud of the fact that I managed to rack up 100 votes in three short days.

Plus, check out the Grand Prize Winner. Pamela’s apartment happened to be in my division (teeny-tiny), and I fully concede that her place totally deserved to win. Which is why I pinned it with the caption “STEAL THESE DECORATING IDEAS.” Yes, in all caps.

Who knows, Small Cool contest… I might be back for you someday, with a slightly spruced up apartment and more professional photography. In the meantime, let’s take a look at Pamela’s stunning space, shall we?

I’m seriously in love with every single aspect of Pamela’s apartment. She’s used the space incredibly well — and I must admit, I’m jealous of the fact that it’s a proper one bedroom in only 385 square feet. Her style wonderfully blends current trends (Moroccan rugs, bar carts) with unique items collected on her travels. And, like many other interior crushes featured on this blog, she’s made ample use of plants and greenery to bring life to the space, including an oh-so-trendy fiddle leaf fig.

My favorite area might be the dresser vignette in the bedroom. Pamela has added new pulls to an IKEA Malm dresser, and that’s an IKEA mirror as well! It’s further proof that IKEA pieces can work in a variety of design styles and look high-end (and not too college-y).

You can see more of the studio on her Instagram, including more of the kitchen and living room, here and here. Fun fact: I’m pretty sure her kitchen bar stools are the same ones Intelligentsia Coffee has in their Broadway location!

What do you think of Pamela’s space? Are you a fan of her luxe-modern style?

All images: Pamela Kaupinen via Apartment Therapy