As Emily Henderson said in her most recent blog post, “When you don’t want a lot of accessories on surfaces, but you still want a lot of personality the best way to do it is through art.” read more about her styling a new york apartment here.
I was inspired to take a virtual trek over to my favorite art shop – Society 6
1. Starlines 01. 2.Monumental 3.Watercolor Colorful Dots Falling 4.Secret Surf Map 5.Colors 201 6.My Favorite Shape
I created a coffee table with my Dad a couple weeks ago (read about that here). But once the table legs were attached, I was thinking, hmmmm these legs look kinda tall.. and guess what? They were.
Exhibit A: The image below – the top of the table was taller than the seat cushion on my couch, making putting feet on the table uncomfortable, and I live in a home where we like to be comfortable. But look how pretty it is…and I added in my new vintage mid century ottoman.
And once my boyfriend got home – those tall legs did not fly. So I had to put it somewhere else in our apartment… and then I spotted the perfect place. In the dining room.
So cute right? Even though I feel like the dining room is a little DIY over kill – My Dad and I have created every table in there, which is three. But I love styling a good table top – so I got to work!
Thought this was cute! Thanks Pinterest!
I officially have been living in my fabulous apartment for a year now with my two roommates, my cute BF and my cute dog, Bruin. I was SOO excited about moving, mostly because I could decorate the entire apartment anyway I wanted – with the slight compromise of the occasional Bruins/Red Sox/Patriots banners that are hanging around my home.
This is what our living room looked like our first night:
It looks so naked. Especially not having any curtains. We are on the first floor, so its important that we hung curtains up right away!
And here’s what it looks like now:
What I love most about this room, is how open it feels, I am standing the opening that leads to the dinning room, (which I am not showing right now, because it has my messy painting/studio stuff all over it)! And as you can see, a lot of natural light. Bruin likes to creep out the windows while we’re at work so that is another plus.
This black ikat patterned chair is my favorite piece in my entire apartment, its so comfortable and it was my Auntie Elaine’s, who obviously had the best taste. Every time I see it, I think of her sitting there with her, ‘hot cup of coffee.’
I’ll give you a little peek at my dining room – this is an old gram so some things are different. But the big table (table with the bowl of antlers), I built with my Dad last memorial day and I love it! It’s perfect for all my art projects. I also made all the curtains and the smaller side table, what can I say, I am a sucker for DIY.
There are still a few things I want to change up – maybe new curtains, different pillows, new rug? That is the fun of a home – they are always evolving! And here are some pictures of my roomie making herself a home.
My Dad’s birthday was earlier this month and I decided that he needed some brick-a-brack for his office… I was looking for a little artisanal piece, and I found this online – it was perfect!
The best part was that a brother and sister design/create these beautiful little houses, 2of2 - Check out the rest of their items! This little bushel of trees needs to come live on my mantel…
Chasing Paper has the cutest removable wall paper! Perfect for apartments and basically any surface that is in need of a chevron or floral pattern.
Emily describes how to set up in indoor plant space. Something I have been struggling with in my apartment, (where air plants go to die).
This gal knows what she is talking about.
Check out this UK store Seletti, that allows you to create your own lighting!