Metro Home: First Apartment Essentials

Whether you’re setting into your first apartment, moving into a dorm, or simply refreshing your NYC apartment for Fall, these items should absolutely be on your radar:

If you’ve reached adulthood, it’s likely you’ve discovered the joys of coffee and consider it essential (at least in the morning). A no-fuss machine that makes flavorful coffee is a thing of beauty, and the Ninja Coffee Maker renders making a perfect cup of joe easy. Choose between regular or rich brew, cup, travel mug, half-carafe or full carafe portions, and set a timer if you like. Simplicity, like coffee, is magnificent. The Ninja Coffee Maker is affordable, too. Read more at

The All Across Africa collection features items crafted in Africa by individual artisans, and all are beautiful for a first apartment. The gorgeous wall art, planters, baskets, and accessories not only add a pop of color to your decor but all of them are all made with love, care, quality materials, and purpose. Aside from being completely on-trend, you can actually feel good about purchasing these gifts since they provide sustainable income to the rural poor in East Africa. Choose your favorite items at

In England, the phrase “Bob’s Your Uncle!” means everything is going well for you and looking up. This jovial spirit is reflected on the Bob’s Your Uncle website too, which features fun and distinctive home, dining, and kitchen items from Bob’s Your Uncle, Thomaspaul Melamine, Lotta Jansdotter, and Russel Wright. Featured above is one of the many whimsical nature-themed items from ThomasPaul Melamine (other themes are horses, anchors, butterflies, lobsters, and birds). Find your own personal favorites at

An inflatable lounger is a great solution for dorm rooms, surprise guests, parties, beach days, and crowded movie-watching nights. This blow-up Inflatable Lounger comes in a variety of colors and can be found at Easy to store, it’s perfect to have on hand.

Enjoy chilling home ~ there’s no other place quite like it.

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