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Interior Decorating by Elaine Burns

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Wax Buffalo - A Styling Story

Now that I’m settled in my new apartment and the space is feeling more like home I am able to focus on the fun details - accessories!

Wax Buffalo  Copper Vessel

Wax Buffalo Copper Vessel

I’ve been a fan of Wax Buffalo’s simple, yet eye-catching packaging for a while on Instagram, and loved the brand more upon learning their mission to create beautiful products that evoke reminders of earthy, familiar scents.

All Wax Buffalo candles are pure soy and hand poured in the USA (Nebraska!). They are evocative of apothecary bottles and the simple logo make them a versatile styling accent in any home.

Small Space Living

Now that I am settled into my new home - that I moved into back in October - I wanted to share my design wins and hurdles from my biggest project to date!

Photo by E. Fikentscher

Photo by E. Fikentscher

Pistachio offers all of the design and styling services featured below. I’d love to work with you on your next project!

GALLERY WALL

Photo by E. Fikentscher

Photo by E. Fikentscher

This serves as the central focal point for my main living space. The colors featured in the art act as a reference point for the rest of the decor.

Pro Tip - Consider what you want your central piece to be and build your layout design around it (doesn’t necessarily need to be the largest item!).

DIVIDER WALL

Photo by E. Fikentscher

Photo by E. Fikentscher

This was my biggest challenge for the apartment and I’m beyond thrilled with how it turned out.

I used plantation shutters to make a faux wall - creating a clear division of the bedroom from the living room. By using floor-to-ceiling shutters the space is clearly separated, but also allows light to come through upon entering the apartment - a similar effect to using a bookshelf or bureau as a divider.

FOYER STYLING

The addition of the plantation shutters created an entirely new space that I didn’t have before: a foyer. I added a vintage marble-topped commode as a perfect place for dropping my keys when I get home. It is styled to reflect my personality, bringing a sense of my aesthetic to all new visitors.

Photo by E. Fikentscher

Photo by E. Fikentscher

Photo by E. Fikentscher

Photo by E. Fikentscher

Photo by E. Fikentscher

Photo by E. Fikentscher

I'm Moving!

I’ve got some big projects coming down the pipe, all because of the big news that I’m days away from closing...yes, I BOUGHT an apartment!

The process has been a whirlwind, to say the least, but thanks to the support of my family, friends, and amazing ladies-of-NYC-real estate team, I’m so proud and happy I went through with everything.

The space is a charming studio in Prospect Lefferts Gardens in Brooklyn. Be sure to follow along on Instagram for updates. I’ll be posting more details on projects in the coming months.

In the meantime, I’ve put together a special Pinterest board to collect my inspirations and potential product purchases for the space.
I’d love to hear your comments and feedback! What are your favorite pieces I have pinned so far?