Photos: Ruthie Darling/BORO FEBRUARY 2017 I BOROMAG.COM 53 The pink vibe is continued in the beautiful vintage-style rug. “I picked that up on Rugs USA; they are always having crazy sales,” Zietz said. “I think this one was 80 percent off!” Zietz’s desk nestles in the corner of the living room and is artfully decorated with candles, books and plants. She made the painting herself. What an inspiring little nook! Above the sofa is a dramatic feathered hat that Megan has turned into an art piece. “I won it by participating in an Instagram giveaway,” she explained. Zietz has really made great use of the limited space in the kitchen by installing a breakfast bar, styled up with bright yellow stools. “We did have a kitchen table, but we just kept bumping into it, so this was the solution,” she said. The black wall behind it is painted with chalkboard paint, allowing the children to be creative without wrecking the joint! No space is overlooked in the kitchen; check out the backsplash behind the sink. The abstract paint motif is actually a sticker, or decal as it’s sometimes called. “We originally had it on our closet doors, but it fits perfectly here,” Zietz said. “It adds a splash of color to an unexpected area.” This is such a great way to personalize your space, especially if you live in a rental. When it’s time to move out, you simply peel it off the wall. The master bedroom is a light and bright space at the front of the apartment. “We finally installed closets after using Ikea rails for years,” she said. With the sunshine streaming in the windows, Megan used a palette of mainly white to create the feeling of space and added a bright blue throw for a splash of color, resulting a grown-up sanctuary in this family home. I love how she has displayed her hats on the walls — a practical solution to hat storage that also looks super cute. Hanging out in Zietz’s Astoria apartment is like scrolling through your favorite Instagram interior design accounts. Gallery walls, blog-worthy DIY solutions and clashing prints and patterns that somehow worked perfectly together. All this and two children running around, soon to be three! I don’t quite know how she does it all, but she does it — and with serious style!
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