How to Decorate Your Home like Taylor Swift’s Tribeca Penthouse
Taylor Swift is one of New York City’s newest residents, and we’re swooning over the real estate pics of her Tribeca penthouse and stalking her dinner parties on Instagram. With seven bedrooms and five bathrooms, this sprawling apartment is just begging to be filled with house guests. After only a few months of living there, she has already hosted some of the most star-studded get-togethers we’ve ever seen. (We’re just waiting for our invite to arrive.) Check out her bachelorette pad and get ready for some major decor envy, but don’t worry — we’ve rounded up a few buys and DIYs to achieve Tay Tay status in your very own home.
1. The Kitchen: As someone who loves baking and hosting fabulous dinner parties for her BFFs, a big kitchen was a must-have for Swift. Boasting an exposed beam ceiling, marble island and glass-front cabinetry, the mood is light and bright.
Even if you don’t want to shell out for marble countertops, you can get still that luxurious look with an IKEA table and a faux marble DIY. We see a Creuset on Taylor’s stove, so pick your favorite color and invest in one of these beauties. We can’t quite tell what recipe Taylor has framed there, but we love the idea of more art in the kitchen. Check out our free printable vegetable roasting guide for a piece of art that is as pretty as it is useful.
2. Living Area: Channeling her country roots, the living area rocks wooden floors and more exposed beams for a warm and rustic vibe. But Swift has definitely left her mark on her new home with a brightly lit 1989 marquee sign and a lone guitar case chilling in the background, just waiting for her to knock out the next hit single.
Love those big, Victorian-inspired pendant lights? Find one of your own at Restoration Hardware ($995) but then add some personal flair with a DIY marquee light like this one we made for our office. We also love the nature-inspired art Taylor has on her walls, and this colorful print from Urban Outfitters ($29) would brighten up any space.
3. Great Room: “Great” seems like an understatement for this vast room, but each seating area has an intimate vibe. We get the feeling that Swift really loves the color red, from her perfect crimson lip, her album title and now the walls of her home.
If you’re struggling to make an open floor plan feel cozy, try creating mini spaces with rugs. Urban Outfitters’ tribal rug ($189) adds just the right amount of texture and color, and a Marsala couch from One King’s Lane ($2199) brings in some of the retro feel that we love in Tay’s living room. Try incorporating some reflective textures like gold or clear table lamps from West Elm ($69).
4. The Bar: Oriental rugs cover the wood floors for a warm feel, and the vintage-style bar stools feel a little bit Western. Also, we can’t get over how cute Taylor’s cats are. This one is Meredith Grey.
5. Bedroom Selfie: Jaime King takes a mirror selfie during Tay’s 25th birthday bash, and we’re grateful for the sneak peak into a bedroom with an exposed brick wall and a vintage-inspired wrought iron bed.
6. The Guests: Just a few months after moving into her gorgeous new digs, Swift threw a 25th birthday/house warming party with a guest list that would rival the Grammys. Jay-Z, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Sam Smith and the Haim sisters were just a few of her music industry pals in attendance. Jay-Z and Beyonce also live in Taylor’s Tribeca neighborhood — or “Taybeca,” as some hardcore fans have started calling it.
What do you think of Taylor Swift’s palatial party pad? Talk to us in the comments below!
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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