#retroflameHOME – Inspiration & Best St...

#retroflameHOME – Inspiration & Best Stores

#retroflameHOME - Interiors - Decor

If you follow me on Snapchat (retroflame1) you’ll know that I’m currently in the middle of an apartment makeover (a.k.a driving myself crazy). Haha! When I moved to New York last year, I knew I had to find an apartment ASAP and as it’s honestly one of the hardest parts about moving here, I settled with a cute 2-bedroom in the Upper East Side. Cute being another word for tiny. When you move to New York and you’re not a millionaire just yet – you have to refrain from being overly fussy about finding that ‘dream’ apartment and instead, make the most out of whatever you can find. When I moved in, there was a couch, a coffee table & a few storage areas but I had to get everything else myself. Moving to New York is a very expensive process, so at the time, I didn’t put a whole lot of money into decorating. But now that I’ve decided to stay in this same apartment for another year (it’s too good of a gem to leave just yet) it’s time to make it more of a home. So operation #retroflameHOME makeover has begun.

#retroflameHOME - Interiors - Decor

I’ve always loved interiors -something which I definitely got from my Mom. You may have seen the photos I posted of my family home in Ireland on my Instagram while I was home last month. Just search the #retroflameHOME hashtag and you’ll see some sneak peeks. Up until last year, I was really into pops of colour but just like New York has neutralized my personal style, it has also done the same to my taste in interiors. All I now want are blacks, greys, whites, golds and of course, a touch of marble. You may have already guessed that I’m a tad bit marble obsessed? I think you know when you’ve become obsessed with something when at least one of you snapchats or emails me a picture of some kind of marble item each day. Haha! As well as adding a marble feel throughout the rooms, I’m also really into any kind of green plants & succulents. They honestly make such a difference to a room!

#retroflameHOME - Interiors - Decor

I’m also in the process of building some mini Gallery Walls with my favourite quotes & prints for both the living room & my bedroom/desk space. I’m excited to see how these turn out! I have purchased some new bits & pieces but I’m also testing out some DIY alternatives too. I found some marble contact paper as well as gold/rose gold spray paint so I’m looking forward to showing you how these endeavors turn out. I’ll be sure to take some before and after snaps.

#retroflameHOME - Interiors - Decor

You’ll have seen me on snapchat running from store to store this weekend (and more or less every other spare minute I’ve had since) so I wanted to share my favourites with you. I’m a very indecisive person so often, I like to see things in person but I’ve also really enjoyed finding things online too. My favourites are: Target, CB2, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Overstock, West Elm, One Kings Lane, Etsy (great for prints & decorative pieces), H&M Home, Crane & Canopy, Urban Outfitters Home, Amazon (I found an IKEA coffee table here minus the crazy IKEA shipping costs) and GILT Home.

Here are some of the things I’ve purchased so far:

Everything should be ready to photograph in the next week or two, so I’ll do a big post then. I’m slowly but surely getting there! I’ll also be sure to document my DIY projects.

Hope you’re all having a nice week!

Stylishly Yours,

Erika x


  1. Prudence

    28 October

    I really like your purchases so far, beautiful pieces that are so classy! Thanks for sharing!


  2. Sher

    29 October

    ooh love your interior inspiration photos! i recently moved as well (coincidentally to the other side of the park!) and am on the hunt for the perfect pieces. i love all of the above and especially restoration hardware, kathy kuo and wayfair.

    looking forward to your home reveal!


  3. Seriously need that end table from Target!

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