Apartment Refresh

Another month, another apartment refresh. Seriously, if you don’t know by now how much I love switching things up in my apartment, then you must not have followed along for very long. Because, well, I live for it. Keep reading to check out the latest—and the greatest—updates.

An indigo pillowcase to replace our other navy blue one that got too sun stained.

A beautiful piece of Czech pottery to match our pair of vases.

A memento from our trip to New Mexico, a book about Georgia O’Keeffe’s lovely work.

Yet another souvenir from New Mexico: a sweet straw basket that now has a home on our magazine stack.

A pretty pink geode that’s supposed to bring soothing energy with it.

Not new perse, but our fiddle leaf fig tree has been growing like crazy recently. I’m so obsessed with how lush and full it is! (You can see how small it once was in this post.)

Apartment Wish List

Ok, ok, I’m guilty. I would make updates to my apartment on the daily if I could. What can I say? I just love making little changes and updates here and there!

So it should come as no surprise that I have a few areas/items on my wish list at the moment. Here’s a little breakdown:

Ever since I wrote this post about home bar necessities in which I repurposed the bar cart from my kitchen, I’ve been wanting another one for our living room. I think it would help round out the space, as well as make our home better-equipped for entertaining.

When we first moved in, we had absolutely nothing. First on our list? A bed, of course. Since we were in such a rush to buy a bed so that we could sleep in our own place, I didn’t even think about a rug to go underneath it. But now that we’re much more settled, it’s high up on my list.

My boyfriend is in love with the photograph we have above our dining table, but if it were up to me, we’d have floating shelves topped with pretty pottery and the like.

This chair is actually a newer addition, and while I love it, I think we can ultimately find a better home for it in our living room. In its place, I’d love to find a tall side table that would help create a landing place for mail, keys, etc.

P.S: To see more of my wish list, check out these posts.

Apartment Refresh

It’s officially official: I’m a chronic redecorator. And I’m ok with it. Keep scrolling to see the updates I’ve made around the house since my last blog update.

Another blue and white vase to add to the collection.

A beautiful new dish from my friend, Stephanie Intelisano.

Hand-painted patterned pillow made from fabric that we bought in Thailand.

Sea shells also from Thailand, as well as sage.

I guess one can never have too many black and white patterned pillows because I scooped these two up from the Alameda Point Antiques Fair.

Wish List: Clawfoot Tub

Rhetorical question: Is there anything chicer than a clawfoot tub? When I was in elementary school, my mom picked me up from a sleepover with one of my close childhood friends. I remember hopping in her car and immediately asking her if we could get a clawfoot tub just like the one my friend had. Fast forward 15+ years later, and I’m still waiting on that tub. Cue: my wish list.

 

Photos from: Pinterest.

Summer Style

Now that my apartment is flooded with sunshine everyday, I’ve made some small updates to celebrate the season. Come inside to see what I’ve done, and hopefully it will inspire you to make similar updates to your space.

Is it just me, or are straw items of all varieties popping up everywhere? I’ve had this basket purse since our last trip to Mexico and it’s still one of my favorite accessories in my closet. This season, I decided to style it next to the sofa with some light blankets for those cooler summer nights.

Maybe it’s all the La Croix I’ve been drinking, but I’ve been craving a little something extra in my water these days. I sliced up some lemons and dropped them in a carafe, which seems oh-so-summery to me.

To remind me to celebrate the season through my wardrobe as well, I’ve got my favorite dresses hanging from the back of my closet. Oh, and there’s that straw trend again.

Last but definitely not least, I’ve got lots of bright flowers sprinkled throughout my apartment. It just wouldn’t be summer without them!

1 Coffee Table, 3 Ways

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Seeing all of your great comments in response to my “1 Dining Table, 3 Ways” post inspired me to tackle the same challenge on a different table. Enter: the coffee table. Just like the dining table, my coffee table morphs from week to week depending on what kind of flowers the grocery store had or which books I’m loving at that moment. I suppose it becomes something akin to my creative outlet, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Here are three different ways I’ve been known to style my coffee table.

Coffee Table 1: I live for a good color-coordinated moment, so it should be no surprise to see a rainbow on my coffee table as well. While not the most functional option (where do your cups or feet go?), it definitely brightens up the room and makes me happy every time I pass by it.

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Coffee Table 2: Clearly my shibori runner gets a lot of use bouncing from room to room, but doesn’t it look so effortless? I love that this option is super simple yet feels totally complete.

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Coffee Table 3: This how my coffee table typically looks–one big stack of books for browsing, and an acrylic tray filled with all kinds of deliciously-scented goodies.

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Which coffee table option do you like best? Share in the comments below!