Decorating for Christmas in a Small NYC Studio

stripes and plaid

I teamed up with The Everygirl a few weeks ago to shoot a fun feature in my apartment… Christmas Morning! While I won’t be spending Christmas in my apartment, I’m almost festive to a fault during the holiday season. Christmas pajamas, garland, festive rugs, all sorts of Christmas lights, wreaths, ornaments hanging over my bed, balsam candles, plaid everything, and alllllll of the peppermint hot cocoa. I’ve essentially been treating each weekend morning like it’s Christmas morning since Thanksgiving!

kate spade santa hat

Santa Hat  |  Striped Turtleneck  |  Snowflake Mug

christmas morning

Santa Hat  |  Striped Turtleneck  |  Plaid Shorts  |  Headboard  |  Fuzzy Pillow  |  Bedding  |  Socks

christmas mug pjs

hot chocolate with marshmallows and peppermint

christmas pajamas

Side Table  |  Lucite Chair  |  White Rug  |  Gold Tree

holiday pjs stripes and plaid

Santa Hat  |  Striped Turtleneck  |  Plaid Shorts  |  Headboard  |  Fuzzy Pillow  |  Snowflake Mug  |  Dress Form  |  Scarf  |  Banker Lamp  |  Similar Garland

hot chocolate station

Plaid Napkins  |  Plaid Dessert Plate  |  Snowflake Mug  |  Peppermint Stirrers  |  Peppermint Hot Cocoa


Banker Lamp  |  Headboard  |  Fuzzy Pillow  |  Plaid Blanket  |  Santa Hat  |  Plaid Scarf  |  Polka Dot Candle

christmas morning outfit

christmas pjs

Drink More Gin Print (sold out)  |  Stop and Drink the Rosé Print (usually my bar tray is where that Christmas Tree is..)

peppermint hot cocoa christmas

Christmas Tree  |  Square Tray  |  Snowflake Mug  |  Peppermint Stirrers  |  Peppermint Hot Cocoa

bows and sequins kitchen

Pinecones  |  Chevron Glass  |  Square Tray  |  Snowflake Mug  |  Striped Turtleneck  |  Plaid Shorts  |  Slipper Socks


Santa Hat  |  Plaid Scarf

j.crew plaid shorts striped turtleneck

Chevron Glass  |  White Tray  |  Striped Tee  |  Plaid PJ Shorts  |  Plaid Blanket

kate spade santa hat j.crew sweater



lands ends cable knit sweater slipper socks

Winter Zebra Rug (sold out, pillow version here)

kate spade beanie j.crew striped turtleneck j.crew plaid shorts

snowflake mug hot cocoa with marshmallows


christmas hot cocoa

striped plaid pajamas slipper socks

Chevron Glass  |  Square Tray  |  Snowflake Mug  |  Striped Turtleneck  |  Plaid Shorts  |  Slipper Socks

snowflake mug sur la table

Snowflake Mug  |  Striped Turtleneck  |  Nail Polish

I tried to link to everything throughout the post, but if there’s anything I missed, just shoot me an email or leave a comment below! I found the glittery ball garland that’s above my headboard at TJ Maxx. I wrapped these firefly lights through the garland and it’s so magical to sleep under every night!

Hope you’re enjoying your holiday season just as much as I am! 🙂


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  1. 12.17.14
    Kimberly said:

    You are just the absolute cutest! And I cannot wait to see more pictures of your place – it looks amazing!! 🙂

  2. 12.17.14

    This post is adorable! I loved getting a sneak peek at your apartment & all of your holiday decor! Also just feel in love with that turtleneck and it’s being purchased as I type 🙂

  3. 12.17.14
    Paige said:

    I absolutely love your apartment! The ornaments hanging from the ceiling above your bed are adorable.

  4. 12.17.14

    Can’t express how excited I am for the full apartment feature!!

  5. 12.17.14
    Lauren said:

    Everything looks so cozy!! You’re making me excited for Christmas morning with this post. Love the shorts and comfy socks. Happy holidays!

  6. 12.17.14

    Such cute, festive photos! I need the turtleneck and shorts!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  7. 12.17.14
    emily said:

    Your place (and you) are so adorable! I can’t wait to see your apartment tour!!


  8. 12.17.14
    Meagan said:

    Your apartment is the cutest!

  9. 12.17.14
    Natali said:

    You look so cute! This is a great Christmas morning outfit and pretty much very similar to what I usually wear in the morning 🙂

  10. 12.17.14
    Cory said:

    You and your apartment are absolutely adorable!

  11. 12.17.14

    You are adorable! And your apartment is amazing! You are so lucky to have such an amazing space in NYC…not easy to come by!

    Heidi D.

  12. 12.17.14

    Super cute look! Also, love the apartment!

  13. 12.17.14
    Hannah said:

    Your apartment is PERFECT! I love all of that brick! Happy Holidays 🙂

  14. 12.17.14
    Samantha said:

    Your apartment is to die for! So fabulously decorated. I can’t wait for the full tour in 2015!

  15. 12.17.14

    Umm can we get a full apartment tour over here?! Your home is adorable! And I love the over the top holiday decorations, especially the ornament garland on the headboard. TOO CUTE!

  16. 12.17.14
    Evelyn said:

    Such a fun surprise seeing some of my work that you got from Design Darling in your apt! Love your blog 🙂


  17. 12.17.14

    Love your space and your decor!

    Liz @

  18. 12.17.14
    Suzanne said:

    You should be an interior decorator. This is the cutest apartment I have ever seen! Can’t wait to see the rest!!

  19. 12.17.14
    Jeanne said:

    How cool!Stunning post!

  20. 12.17.14
    Andrea said:

    I love the way you’ve decorated your apartment for the holidays! It’s the perfect mix of gold and silver…so chic!


  21. 12.17.14
    Katy said:

    Can’t wait to see the tour of your apartment–looks AMAZING!

  22. 12.17.14
    melissa said:

    Your shorts are adorable and I need a mannequin like that for Poshmark!

  23. 12.17.14
    Emily said:

    Love this post! It is too cute

  24. 12.17.14
    Amy M said:

    I just found your blog through pinterest, and am going back through and reading from the beginning. My, how your decorating style has changed! Your apartment looks great, I love the exposed brick, and can’t wait to see the whole thing!

  25. 12.17.14
    Jillian said:

    This whole entire post is so so darling! I love how much Christmas spirit you have and I guess Ill have to step up my game next year!!


  26. 12.17.14
    Bets said:

    Not enough adjectives to describe your space. Just adorable.

  27. 12.18.14
    Prudence Yeo said:

    Love the Santa hat with its pretty pom pom design, so cute! And you look absolutely adorable in the stripe top with plaid shorts, very chic casual style!


  28. 12.18.14
    Alaina Shea said:

    Cannot wait to see more! I love every bit so far! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

  29. 12.18.14
    Emily said:

    Omg. I love each and every one of these pictures!! I NEED that hat — I loved it in Kate Spade’s video with Anna Kendrick and now I am fully convinced I need it. Love love love this post!!

  30. 12.18.14
    AJ said:

    You did a great job decorating a small space in a classy way for the holidays!

  31. 12.19.14
    Regina said:

    Lovely post! The photos are so cute 🙂

  32. 12.20.14
    Athena said:

    Your place looks seriously so cute, as do you of course! Love that festive post! Chillin in my decorated home and drinking a hot beverage are mandatory at this time of the year!

  33. 12.21.14
    Sienna said:

    I love your apartment, especially your kitchen! I just moved into mine in the West Village and also got a studio just because it had a better kitchen than all the one bedrooms! Yours is amazing, though!

  34. 12.25.14
    Melani said:

    Is this a NYC apartment? I am in love with the set up!

    • 12.25.14
      Jessica Sturdy said:

      Yep, I live in NYC!