Jessica’s West Village Life
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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.
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.
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
PAINT & COLORS
• Print, Design within reach
• Stool, Vintage piece form ABC Carpet & Home
• 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
• Posters purchased from Greenwich Letter Press (Christopher St) in frames from Bed, Bath and Beyond
• Track light from Ballard design
• Dresser, West Elm
• Chandelier, ArHaus/ Molding, Home Depot
• Chair, West Elm
• Throw, Missoni
• Bedside light, school house electric
• Light, Schoolhouse Electric
• Shower curtain, Crate and Barrel
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