AptStories Home Tours | Upstate New York

A set of chairs found during Michael's AptStories home tour

For our sec­ond Apt­Sto­ries home tours fea­ture, we took a short trip upstate to vis­it Michael and his kids in Pawl­ing, NY! They moved upstate from New York City once the pan­dem­ic hit, and have loved the change from a small­er New York City home to their spa­cious new one in the sub­urbs. Since their move was a sud­den one, Michael had three weeks to find fur­ni­ture options that weren’t from tra­di­tion­al retail­ers with long ship­ping wait times. They were able to find a mix of beau­ti­ful new, used and vin­tage pieces from Apt­De­co, local sec­ond­hand stores, and oth­er online marketplaces.

Our favorite pieces to look out for: the West Elm din­ing table from Apt­De­co, the unique art through­out the house found on Apt­De­co, and a gold paint­ed dinosaur in the entrance win­dow from the house. 

Shopping tips from Michael

  • Apt­De­co may have great fur­ni­ture, but there’s also a lot of unique art and decor to be found on the site
  • To find the best deals, check Apt­De­co every morning
  • Fil­ter­ing by free or dis­count­ed deliv­ery can help you save a lot of mon­ey over time
The entryway and beginning of the AptStories home tour featuring vintage and farmhouse-inspired art

Michael’s entry­way fea­tures a piece of spir­i­tu­al art and a set of antique cans both found on Apt­De­co. We love the unique blend of styles, what Michael calls a mix of “mod­ern farm­house and vintage.”

The spacious dining area featuring a West Elm dining table purchased on AptDeco

Our favorite view of the house is the spa­cious kitchen and din­ing area with a stone fire­place back­drop. This din­ing table was the first piece the fam­i­ly had after mov­ing here from the city. 

A cozy living room furnished with AptDeco finds

This cozy alcove is where the kids watch tv and play down­stairs. The brown leather Restora­tion Hard­ware couch in this room is a resilient lit­tle piece that can weath­er play­dates, pets, and col­or­ing mishaps. 

Although cut for time in the video, the kids rooms were a high­light of the tour! Both rooms were fur­nished with most­ly sec­ond­hand pieces from a mix­ture of online mar­ket­places and sec­ond­hand shops.

The kids rooms had sim­i­lar but dis­tinct themes, with decor that let their per­son­al­i­ties shine through.

Another room in the AptStories home tour. A navy-forward living room furnished with AptDeco pieces

The cozy liv­ing room fea­tures a dou­ble-sided fire­place shared with the din­ing room. The dou­ble doors on the right open up to a cov­ered deck and an expan­sive back yard.

Have you seen the first Apt­Sto­ries fea­ture? We met Kris­ten in the West Vil­lage to film her rail­road style home. Find it here.

We’re look­ing for the next home to show­case in Apt­Sto­ries home tours! Want to be fea­tured? Get in touch at marketing@aptdeco.com

Apt­Sto­ries par­tic­i­pants are gift­ed Apt­De­co cred­it in exchange for their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the series. 

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