As Carrie Bradshaw once said, in New York, you're always looking for a job, a boyfriend, or an apartment. Say what you will about dating in this city, but the latter always seems like the biggest struggle - especially if you've got penthouse taste with a walk-up budget. Nevertheless, even the tiniest space in NYC has the potential to make it to someone's Pinterest mood board. All it takes is some smart styling and a few chic staples.

So, whether you are settled in your current space or in search of your next residence, here are five ways to make any apartment look (and feel) luxurious. After all, even Carrie made it work on that impossible writer's salary.


Natalie Aldridge is a New York based Interior Designer with an affinity for elegance, glamour, and eccentric characters. A Parsons School of Design graduate and resident Upper East Sider, she mixes whimsy and traditional into her creative work. You can find her sipping martinis at Bemelmans bar or needlepointing in Central Park.

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