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Dwellings Issue X: Turtle Bay

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My name is Marielle, and while you may know me as a Furnish Green employee, I’m a Furnish Green regular customer as well, which is probably to be expected… I’ve always loved vintage furniture. Growing up with my mom, who is an avid garage-saler and thrift store shopper, made me feel right at home at Furnish Green from the beginning.

I’ve lived in Midtown East Manhattan for about 3 years in a neighborhood known as Turtle Bay, and after working at FG for 2 years, I’ve acquired a good bit of stuff. My apartment is small, but the ceilings are high and it’s on the fifth floor of a walk-up building so it’s a pretty pleasant bright space.

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As far as my design style goes, I definitely have a tendency toward the feminine and ornate with a serious focus on (possible obsession with) flowers… alive, dried, painted… you get the point.

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Lampshade turned jewelry display and organization.

It’s a girly space, but I like to think that I haven’t gone overboard. I’ve recently started incorporating a bit of brass to offset the wood and upholstered pieces, particularly in my living room, i.e. the bold brass and glass coffee table and the compact and convenient brass record rack.

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More FG stuff: The stained glass swag lamp above my kitchen island (featured above) is definitely one of my favorite, and earliest acquired, FG items. The rustic wooden clothing rack in my bedroom (featured below) was a necessary addition to the apartment, considering my rapidly growing wardrobe and the limitations of only one closet.

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Since working at Furnish Green and getting a chance to see all of the furniture styles that are out there, I’ve become more selective about what I like and what works in my home. There are definitely some pieces that I’m looking to replace, but it’s nice to be able to wait it out and find just the right fit.

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I hope you enjoyed getting a brief glimpse into my home! Stay tuned for future posts, and email us at furnishgreen@gmail.com for a chance to have your space featured!

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