Young Jane Young: Studio Apartment Essentials with Rachel and Aviva

It’s just about time for college students to return to campus and move into their new homes — be they tiny dorm rooms or even smaller apartments. In Young Jane Young — the new novel by Gabrielle Zevin, the author of international bestseller The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry — Congressional intern Aviva Grossman moves from her on-campus dorm to a small studio apartment. With some help from her mother Rachel, Aviva creates a “shabby chic” living space. Here’s Rachel and Aviva’s list of essentials to pull off that classic “soft but worn in” look:

Renovated furniture from Goodwill

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Various antique store finds

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Decorative bowls to hold seashells or other assortments

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White paint for the walls

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Basically any curtains that aren’t blackout curtains

Via Walmart

A genuine birch Wegner Wishbone chair

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A pedestrian grocery store orchid

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As much white furniture as possible

Via eBay

And, of course, you’ll need a fabulous collection of books to go with all that white furniture. You can add Young Jane Young to your bookshelves beginning August 22.

 

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