[vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_slide” interval=”0″ images=”5650,5662,5661,5659,5655,5646,5666,5660,5667,5647,5658″ img_size=”” onclick=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There is a unique story in Harlem. An uptown story where there is a community history that seems to walk with you hand-in-hand down the street. Looking around you’ll spot iconic buildings. The Hotel Theresa where Malcolm X often held meetings. Sidewalks where Gordon Parks took arresting photos documenting Black life. And long-time music establishments like the Apollo light up 125th street at night. It’s a story that Melinda Lewis has been telling for some time. The lifestyle blogger and publicist has been showing us the world beyond 110th Street through her sites Melinda + Daily and Harlem Collective for years now, documenting what’s beautiful and unique about Harlem life. And that story extends to her interior, where she and her husband Reg have designed a Harlem apartment that provides a modern take on Uptown style.
At 575 square feet, the couple has made a cozy apartment into a home, with a mix of vintage furnishings, cultural pieces and original photography. Their inspiration for the space – Harlem and the vibe of New York itself. Images of the city can be spotted on the gallery walls throughout, some with special meaning. “My photographs of Harlem, including a print that was curated in a Studio Museum in Harlem show along with Gordon Parks…very proud of that moment,” says Melinda.
A curated collection of books and accessories speaks to what the couple loves – travel, music, fashion, and art. Handmade African pieces like a carved chair and seagrass baskets add to the aesthetic. And in every corner, flourishing green plant life adds a natural element to this home in the city. Just like Harlem, Melinda and Reg’s interior tells a unique story, highlighting the soulful style of this New York couple.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]