A Happy Home
Think bright colors and lots of collections will overwhelm a small space? Think again.
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.”
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,...