Living in “The City”
February 11, 2009
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Everyone has their vices; some love their chocolate, some indulge in glossy celeb-gossip magazines, others enjoy a ritualistic evening cocktail… but me, I unapologetically crave MTV’s reality TV shows (OK, lets be honest – I can check “all of the above”).
My non-negotiable must-watch (faux)reality show is “The City.” While I lust after their jobs and clothing and accessories and lifestyles, the real kicker for me is the immaculately decorated apartments they live in (yes, I know, they’re probably just sets, but let me keep believing).
Whitney’s apartment reminds me of the vibe from Kelly Wearstler’s Guest House tour in Domino Magazine; a little modern with the Lucite bar stools, a little 70’s retro with the velvety teal sofa (that cost a mere $12,685), and very glam with the oversized tufted ottoman and metallic accents.
And then there’s the girl you love to hate, Olivia Palermo. Her digs are surprisingly less ostentatious than her usual fur-wearing-Gucci-toting-blinged-out- self. Her monthly rent is probably more than I make in a year, but in a NY Post interview she shared that some of her design secrets (her couch: Jennifer Convertibles, her closet: Elfa Storage from the Container Store). I’ll give credit where credit is due, its a nice mix of high-end accessories and affordable staples (thanks to interior designer mom).