Vintage Chic New York City Apartment with a Beach & Nautical Theme

A vintage chic New York City apartment, decorated with a beach and nautical theme.

vintage chic new york city apartment
Marie DiManno, director of the shop at the American Folk Art Museum in Manhattan, used to live in a beach house on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. But in 2010, six years after her husband's death, she decided to leave the beach and bought a two-bedroom co-op on the Upper West Side. Her vintage collections, of course, came with her. Some 40 vintage sand pails, 60 glass floats and more. The lady swimmer on the wall is a wooden sign from a 1930s motel.

One very interesting feature are the interior windows. You see from one room into another which makes the space feel very expansive.

vintage beach sand pails on shelf
Here a close up of the Vintage Beach Sand Pails. A selection of 18 pails, made between 1900 and the 1970s, are displayed in niches on either side of the sofa.

vintage sailor garden ornament
A concrete sailor that was probably made in the early 20th century as a garden ornament sits on the radiator cover.

vintage iron weather vane ship
And the ship is a vintage iron weather vane.

vintage New York City apartment kitchen
The vintage retro breakfast nook sports some of the beautiful fishing Glass Floats, neatly lined up on a tray. To read the full article and view more pictures, head over to the NY Times: Bringing the Beach to the Upper West Side.

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