We couldn't think of a better person (and home!) to kick off our Home Tour features with than Dria Murphy, the Style and Communications Director at Keep. A true force to be reckoned with in the fashion and technology industry, Dria's NYC studio apartment exudes style and charm. It's effortless, comfortable and while small, every piece serves a purpose. It's the kind of space that makes you want to stay for awhile, nothing is overdone or overly trendy, it just feels like home.
We sat down with Dria a few weeks ago in her West Village neighborhood for a little Q and A about how she put her space together and what she learned along the way.
Q: How would you describe your style at home?
Q: What's your favorite spot/room in your home?
Well since I live in a studio, I don't have many spots to choose from. I would have to say the space as a whole because it's all mine. Being able to live alone in my favorite area of Manhattan makes up for the small space. I love having my own apartment to come home to. New York City is so social and busy, that is what I love about it, but being able to retreat to my own space (even small) allows for alone time I need to recharge.
Q: What did you splurge on for your home?
Putting in a custom closet was definitely a splurge but I look at it as more of necessity.
Q: What's your least favorite piece in your home?
I'm not in love with my coffee table. It came from my old apartment and totally works but I am definitely on the look out for something new that makes more of a statement!
Q: What's your favorite piece in your home?
Q: Speaking of your bed, what's under it?
Q: What's your advice to others trying to decorate a small space?
Q: What's the one home decor item you cannot live without?
My Candles. I have Diptque and Cire Trvdon scattered throughout the apartment because not only do they smell amazing, they look gorg!
Q: If You Could add any Mintwood Home item to your space, what would it be?
That is such a tough one! Can I say everything? I think the Chelsea Bar Cart would look chic in front of my fireplace for entertaining and would give my living room space a different feel. I also would love the Gold Bamboo Etagere next to my bed. I think breaking up all the white furniture could change up the space!
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