before + after: a modern nursery

What's the best gift a mom (me, Diane) and a sister (Emily) could get for Christmas? Last year, Rehabitat's daughter/sister/marketing manager did just that by announcing a B-A-B-Y! And the first thing mom and sister did upon receiving this wonderful news? pin, pin, pin, design, design, design . . .

First things first! (Check out the before and in-progress pics here.) Walls were painted a fresh, cheerful white, courtesy of Pops. A traditional rug in a non-traditional color carefully chosen, the crib mobile meticulously designed. Add a comfy rocker, a repurposed dresser/changing table, a natural crib (from Ikea no less), and DIY curtains. Voila! A perfect room for baby on a budget. BUT, no nursery is complete without gifts of love:  alphabet cards hand written with personal wishes and strung on the wall, ink drawn pictures of home by Daddy, a huggable giraffe handcrafted by Didi, Auntie's personal styling touches, and of course, an adorable and healthy B-A-B-Y! 

And so this Christmas, we get an even better gift . . .  Mr. Owen happily singing to his animal friends.

Behold a GIF! Auntie Em's magic styling (even though I star in the film): 


*photography by Carolina Mariana for Rehabitat

before + after: greenwich village loft

We love a good before and after as much as the next shmoe and we're happy to say we've got another one for you on this happy Friday. Our client Sach lives in a jaw-droppingly gorgeous New York City apartment with lots and lots of vintage charm. Beautiful exposed brick walls and tall ceilings come together to make the lovely bones that is her home. Believe it or not, this is the result of a Revive Box and we love it when we're local enough to style and photograph the finished product! 

Sach has great taste and replaced her sofa, ottoman and drapery on her own and mounted the TV above the fireplace before we even began the project. We created a floor plan, specified a few additional furniture pieces, artwork, accessories and suggested some solutions to tricky spots of the room. We also got to work with my very talented artist friend, Michelle, to create the large abstract statement piece just for Sach. Basically, it was a fun project with a lot of collaborating and now I want to move in. I promise I won't not eat your pop-tarts and peanut-butter filled pretzels. Thanks to Sach for choosing us and letting us share your space! 

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emily's apt on design*sponge

Hey Friends! Just a quick post to mention that the lovely Design*Sponge graciously featured my (Emily's) Jersey City apartment! I've been meaning to shoot our home of 4 years for about 3 years now, so it's such a relief to check it off the list! We thought we'd share the photos here and you can also read more about it here (and see the floor plan if you so desire). Enjoy! (OH and in case you didn't know, there's two of us that make up Rehabitat, the other being Diane. She also has a beautiful home so we should work on sharing it on the blog too!)