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I Found a Home!

by habituallychic

06 . 25 . 11
I want to again thank everyone who crossed their fingers and prayed for me to find an apartment.  After dealing with shady brokers and walking up more flights of stairs than I care to remember, I am happy to say that I found a home!  It’s on the top floor of a co-op elevator building with south facing windows and laundry in the basement.  Woo hoo!  Bad news is that I can’t move in until July 11th so my stuff will be headed to storage while I visit my family and camp out with my friends. 
One reader asked why I was moving and I was beginning to wonder why I was moving myself.  My current apartment got to be very expensive for its size and location plus after five years, I thought it was time for a change.  Of course, my apartment began to look more like a mansion compared to some of the places I saw this week. I’m still excited to move though.  We New Yorkers tend to squirrel away stuff under the bed in the back of the closet and I’m looking forward to cleaning house and getting organized.  I’m also excited for a change of scenery.  When you walk the same path everyday, you stop seeing things.  I’ve read that you should change the route you walk everyday so you stretch your brain and become more mindful.  I’m hoping that a move to a new area will do the same. 
And most importantly, there is the redecorating!  I’m definitely looking forward to sharing my new apartment with you all and hopefully it will help make up for my lack of posts this week.  I really appreciate your support, encouragement and patience and promise to get back to our regular posting schedule tomorrow.  In the meantime, anyone want to help me pack?

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  1. Lexie June 25, 2011 | 1:13 am

    LOL and mozel tov!!!

  2. The New Diplomat's Wife June 25, 2011 | 1:23 am

    Hurrah! Congrats on the new home and looking forward to seeing the redecorating!

  3. Karena June 25, 2011 | 1:33 am

    I am very excited for you Heather! Lots to look forward to, and we will enjoy watching along the way!

    Art by Karena

  4. Splendid Sass June 25, 2011 | 1:41 am

    Glad that you found a nice apartment. It is so draining to go through the search.
    Rest for a few days.

  5. A-M June 25, 2011 | 2:00 am

    Change is sooo good. Have fun! A-M xx

  6. La Maison Fou June 25, 2011 | 3:52 am


    Congrats on the find! If only I were in NYC, I would definately help ya girl!

  7. Hoynotmanana June 25, 2011 | 6:05 am

    How exciting! Can’t wait to see the new pad!

  8. Slim Paley June 25, 2011 | 6:39 am

    Congratulations Heather!
    How exciting! I don’t envy you the packing but the decorating will be so much fun
    Can’t wait to see it!


  9. the.neo.lifestyle June 25, 2011 | 7:24 am

    I am was thinking several times about your quest to find an apartment. I am glad you find a new project 😉
    I would love to help you pack, but I will have to take a long flight for that 😉
    Anyway I am very happy for you, I cross my fingers for your new home.

    David from Brussels

  10. Filia Artis June 25, 2011 | 7:27 am

    H-A-P-P-Y for you! Yeah! Looking forward to following your thinking process as you decorate and get settled in to the new place.

    We also bought and sold this week and I’m in the same crazy spot – be glad you only have a NYC apartment to pack and not a 4 bedroom house + toddler to move across the country!

    Going to hang out in Toronto and maybe hit NYC while we’re waiting for the new place (out west) to be available.

    Saw a cool sofa on Crate and Barrel today designed for NYC narrow stair wells where sofa deck pops right out for easier carrying…

    Staying tuned…


  11. ArtWineWoman June 25, 2011 | 9:26 am

    Congratulations, I am Australian but I was fortunate enough to live and work in NYC for over 2 years and I can so relate to the walking the same route even after that relatively short time I tried to vary my way home to see different doormen to acknowledge and new places etc. Everyone starts to recognise you. Though having said that the neigbourhood feel was very special to me too!
    Relish your new home and can’t wait to see the pictures as you decorate!
    Love your blog.
    Judy (now Adelaide, Australia)

  12. TG June 25, 2011 | 9:52 am


  13. Anonymous June 25, 2011 | 10:35 am

    Congratulations and wishing you much happiness in your
    new home in NYC.
    Sure I’ll help you pack–just hand me the packing tape.

  14. Heidiopia June 25, 2011 | 11:40 am

    Congrats, Heather! Always exciting to have a new space! Look forward to seeing it. 🙂
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

  15. Mr. Goodwill Hunting June 25, 2011 | 12:53 pm



  16. ashley June 25, 2011 | 1:02 pm

    Congrats Heather!! Are you still gonna be an upper east sider or are you changing neighborhoods. I just resigned my lease on my apartment in the east 60s, but I’m thinking I need a new sofa to change it up a bit. Hope you have an easy and stressless move.

  17. Lost in Provence June 25, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    Congratulations! We are also moving–just got the keys to our new rental this morning! Oy is there so much work to be done. Luckliy, we aren’t moving until mid-July so we have time. I too am going to try and purge.

    Good luck with all that lies ahead!

  18. Fit Chick in the City June 25, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    Congratulations and happy moving!

  19. Mary June 25, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    Happy Moving Day!! I believe that change is always good for the soul (after the initial shock!). Cleaning/clearing out (although a lot of work) feels so good; then there is all that space to acquire more stuff. Sending love (and Mini Beast?), Mary

  20. Tracy June 25, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    *waves at Heather. We have to stop meeting this way.

    “We New Yorkers tend to squirrel away stuff..” I think either you’re a squirreler (he) or a minimalist constantly cultivating a deep personal relationship with the trash bin (me).. city not withstanding.
    I frequently find covert trash bin operations are called for…

  21. Bourbon&Pearls June 25, 2011 | 5:21 pm

    I love that photograph. Congrats on the new nest.

  22. Modern Country Lady June 25, 2011 | 8:08 pm

    Congratulations, Ms Chique- a good week for you then- so look forward to a bright an sunny future.Enjoy your weekend! XOXO

  23. Anonymous June 25, 2011 | 10:06 pm

    As difficult as moving is- it is transformational

    … in ways we only find in the process !!! So I hope you will try to think about that when you find yourself thinking that the packing process will NEVER end.

    Love your blog! it is always there to cheer and inspire me. thanks !
    looking forward to sharing this adventure with you ! Lots of blessings in the new home !

  24. Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors June 26, 2011 | 12:03 am

    Heather, so happy you found your new home. I loved about talking a different walking route. Wise advice to all of us.

  25. sandrajonas.com June 26, 2011 | 2:25 am

    Congratulations Heather! Good luck in your new home.

  26. margaret cruzemark June 26, 2011 | 6:17 am

    Congrats on the new home then!!!
    Kisses and hugs
    miss Margaret Cruzemark

  27. Whooz June 26, 2011 | 7:26 am

    What happy news. A new place to live is always such an exciting time and so lovely to share in that vibe through your blog. Thanks!

  28. vicki archer June 26, 2011 | 8:54 am

    Good luck with the move…..happy Sunday, xv.

  29. Anonymous June 26, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    Congrats on your success!

    Can you tell me what country house that is? I know I’ve seen that photo spread before but I can’t place it and it’s so beautiful.

  30. crista81 June 27, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    Congrats on the new place! I’m sure you’ll put all of your personal touches on it to make it a home. 🙂

  31. Anonymous June 27, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    just want to add…consider painting your bedroom light pink or a fleshy pink color. for good love and romance feng shui !!!!! and I think very beautiful, peaceful energy for your sleeping sanctuary !


  32. Pablo June 28, 2011 | 12:09 am

    Wow, Congratulations! Moving is fun! =D Where are you going to live now?
    I sure would help you pack, but unfortunately, I’m not in NYC anymore… =( And I miss it so much!


  33. South of Market June 28, 2011 | 6:35 pm

    Good luck on the move (P.S. fabulous photo) !