Jessica's West Village Life

Jessica's West Village Life

(Image credit: Liana Hayles Newton)

Name: Jessica Bowers - founder of West Village Life
Location: West Village, NYC
Size: 1 Bedroom/1 Bath
Years lived in: Under 1 year; Rent

Nestled on a charming street in the West Village, lives Jessica, founder and author of the popular Instagram @WestVillageLife, an account that shares the many charms of this historic neighborhood with its nearly 30K followers. It's no surprise that her eye for detail and style extends into her personal space as well as her photography.

(Image credit: Liana Hayles Newton)

With creative use of proportion, pattern and color, Jessica has created a home that reflects her personal style and creativity. Using her editor's eye, she has kept the space feeling spacious yet still filled with personality.

(Image credit: Liana Hayles Newton)

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Parisian eclectic

Inspiration: Soho House Miami

Favorite Element: The chandelier and molding in the bedroom. The molding I added and it gives the room more character.

Biggest Challenge: Working with the living room's triangle shape, making it a square.

What Friends Say: They always comment how cozy it feels and on the eggplant color.

Biggest Embarrassment: The chandelier in the living room is a vintage piece from Sweden so the fit is not flush to the ceiling.. you can see the small hole around the chandelier top.

Proudest DIY: Bookcases! I purchased from West Elm on sale and re-painted them. Also knocked out some of the back which was extremely hard because the backs were made from pressed wood. So as you can imagine the wood just crumbled in small pieces.

Biggest Indulgence: Wallpaper! Ordered from Domino home. It is hand painted and by far my biggest indulgence. It gives the room some texture and dimension.

Best Advice: Put dimmers on lights! It sets the mood and makes a space cozy.

Dream Sources: ABC Carpet & Home, Calypso Home

Resources

PAINT & COLORS

  • Benjamin Moore: Eggplant (living room), Sweet innocence (kitchen), Tarmac
  • (Image credit: Liana Hayles Newton)

    ENTRY

    • Print, Design within reach

    • Stool, Vintage piece form ABC Carpet & Home

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    LIVING ROOM

    • Sofa, Ballard Design
    • Beach Print; Grey Malin One Kings Lane
    • Vintage French Cartoon prints, One Kings Lane
    • Rug, Etsy

    • Antlers, Vintage home store in Upstate New York

    (Image credit: Liana Hayles Newton)

    DINING ROOM

  • Marble top table, floor sample from West Elm
  • Chairs, Gilt
  • Light, Restoration Hardware
  • (Image credit: Liana Hayles Newton)

    KITCHEN

    • Posters purchased from Greenwich Letter Press (Christopher St) in frames from Bed, Bath and Beyond

    • Track light from Ballard design

    (Image credit: Liana Hayles Newton)

    BEDROOM

    • Dresser, West Elm
    • Chandelier, ArHaus/ Molding, Home Depot
    • Chair, West Elm
    • Throw, Missoni

    • Bedside light, school house electric

    (Image credit: Liana Hayles Newton)

    BATHROOM

    • Light, Schoolhouse Electric

    • Shower curtain, Crate and Barrel

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