Anna has infused this Chelsea apartment with her family's Eastern European roots, enlivened it with travel mementos and softened it with confident femininity. 

She balances nostalgia and class for a place that is as regal as it is cosy.

Steps from New York's High Line, her apartment shares the same message as the railway-turned-park: Pay homage to the past while making room for a life that is beautifully modern.

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Curious about this project?  These home tours are the passion project of Sam, the main character in the story The Intrepid Starling.  You can read the novel here with new chapters posted each week.