Crafting a Colorful Haven: A Peek into Candice's NYC Home
by Lisette Barrera·
In the bustling heart of New York City, Candice, a vibrant 24-year-old originally hailing from the south of France, has found her home for almost six years now. A pursuit of fashion and design led her to the city at the age of 18, where she embarked on a journey at FIT and Parsons.
For Candice, New York isn't just a city; it's a tapestry woven with her father's experiences and her own unique journey. After six years, she proudly considers herself a New Yorker, her roots intertwined with the city's diverse fabric.
As we delve into what "home" means to her, Candice shares a sentiment familiar to many transplants—home is where you cultivate it. "You make it home with trinkets that you bring back," she muses. For Candice, one such trinket that holds a special place in her heart is lavender, a fragrant link to her southern French origins. You'll find hints of lavender tucked away in her couch, her bed, and her closet, subtly infusing her space with a touch of nostalgia.
Amidst the curated corners of her apartment, Candice reveals her favorite spots. Her couch, a symbol of independence as her "first big girl purchase," stands as a testament to her journey. Her closet, though a bit messy, is a sanctuary where she finds comfort in the eclectic blend of her wardrobe. Art adorns her walls, each piece telling a story and adding character to her living space.
When asked about her favorite home ritual, Candice beams at her role as a self-proclaimed homebody. "I really like my night routine," she shares. "I like to make tea, and I love my bed; it's just so perfect, and I can just relax." Her evenings are a symphony of comfort and tranquility, a time for self-care and unwinding.
Candice's home is undeniably a reflection of her vibrant personality. "I love colors and patterns and mix-match," she says. While not messy, her space is creatively eclectic, a canvas where numerous ideas take shape. Her desire is evident—to bring together fragments of her life, bits of her friends, and echoes of her family into a harmonious blend of old and new.
In a city that never sleeps, Candice has carved out a sanctuary—a lively, welcoming home that mirrors the kaleidoscope of her experiences, passions, and the unique journey that brought her to the heart of New York.