Allison & Matt's Happy Little Life in the Big City

Allison & Matt's Happy Little Life in the Big City

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Janel Laban
Apr 15, 2015
(Image credit: Photos by Regan Wood)

Name: Allison & Matt
Location: Alphabet City - Manhattan, NY

Hello! My fiance Matt and I (along with our rescue dingo and cat) live in a one-bedroom rental apartment in Alphabet City. I'm a partner in a boutique interior design firm, and my fiance is a freelance creative director in advertising.

(Image credit: Submitted by Allison & Matt)
(Image credit: Submitted by Allison & Matt)
(Image credit: Submitted by Allison & Matt)
(Image credit: Submitted by Allison & Matt)

I designed our apartment to reflect our southern (him, TN) and west coast (me, Seattle) roots, along with our shared love of travel. It's an eclectic space with family heirlooms, DIY furnishings (such as steps out the window to our back garden and a swing nightstand that we made from "urban driftwood" found on the street), custom pieces (the "let's go anywhere" neon sign I commissioned as a gift for my fiance) and affordable funky art (the "well why the hell not" framed print is my favorite)...among many other little "moments." I love many elements of the space...but mainly that it perfectly reflects us and our little happy life together.

Thanks, Allison & Matt!

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