A Happy Home

Think bright col­ors and lots of col­lec­tions will over­whelm a small space? Think again.

Flea Market Décor - - Looks We Love - BY KATHRYN DRURY WAG­NER STYLING BY JEANIE ENGELBACH

JEANIE ENGELBACH LIVES IN A SMALL SPACE—AN apart­ment in New York City—but she dec­o­rates with a huge sense of fun. She’s a cre­ative up­cy­cler and the founder of apart­men­t­jeanie, pho­to­jeanie and par­ty­jeanie (apart­men­t­jeanie.com). It is, she ex­plains, a life­style cu­ra­tion com­pany that helps peo­ple who are over­whelmed and dis­or­ga­nized by men­tal and phys­i­cal clut­ter. “When you en­ter your home, you should feel happy to be there, and it should tell the story of who you are,” says Jeanie, who is putting the fin­ish­ing touches on her first book, ti­tled Your Space, Your Style, Your Story: The Apart­ment Jeanie Pre­scrip­tion for a Happy Home. Let’s take a peek into her own col­or­ful and cu­rated place.

“Al­most ev­ery­thing in my apart­ment can serve more than one pur­pose.”

PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY RIKKI SNY­DER

Jeanie’s dog, Tater Tot, loves the sunny li­brary corner area of the apart­ment. That disco ball on the far right fell from the ceil­ing on an­other job where Jeanie worked, and be­cause it was dented, it was des­tined for the trash. But Jeanie res­cued it,...

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