Think back to your first apartment out of college. Mine was full of matching birch veneered furniture along with a bed-in-the-bag bedding set and some generic accessories. Now, imagine what your place would have been like with the help of an interior designer mother who spent 10 years working along side Martha Stewart.
Living off of an entry-level salary, Lauren enlisted the help of her mother to help decorate her Brooklyn Heights apartment. Lauren's mother, Suzanne, made a list of criteria to ensure that pieces Lauren accumulated now would have a life beyond her first place. Each piece needed to have a family history, be easily transformed to suit the space and be versatile enough to move from room to room.
Lauren's apartment is a mix of repurposed (top quality) hand me downs, consignment store steals, Craigslist finds and a smattering of IKEA accessories. To see more images and a list of sources, visit Traditional Home | First Nest.
Lauren and Suzanne also have their own mother-daughter blog called Good Bones Great Pieces about "design and fashion and the joy of living with both."
Images: Max Kim-Bee / Traditional Home