Julie's Historic Cherokee Apartment

Julie's Historic Cherokee Apartment

Janel Laban
Jun 11, 2010

Name: Julie
Location: NYC

Our Cherokee Apartment is probably less than 500 square feet. The owners are historic preservation lawyer/architects and keeping the original historic elements is extremely important to them. There are several pieces of furniture that are original to the 1909 build-date that we must use as our own and keep in the great shape they are in.

Those things include a "pie safe" and a "dry sink." There is also an early 1900's oven that is intimidating at first and has no temperature guages. Just knobs and fire!

My husband and I are both tall people and the bedroom is barely wider than 6' so we can't stretch out fully in the bed. We are in denial of this element of suffering because we love this apartment so much.

I strive to blend modern with the historic nature of this very special space. I am one of those people who likes for every item in their home to have a story or personal history behind it and I think this cozy little apartment would make an excellent, eclectic Apartment Therapy house tour.

I should also add that I was a featured crafter on the Martha Stewart show a few years ago and I'm living an organized Martha Stewart lifestyle and I think that shows in the apartment. The Martha Stewart "Homekeeping Handbook" is my Bible.

Thanks, Julie!

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