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!

Peonies In Vogue

Remember when I told you how much I loved the look of a curated stack of magazines? Well, now I’m here to tell you all about my curated stack of magazines–and I hope you love it as much as I do.

Getting my Vogue magazine in the mail every month is definitely a highlight for me–there’s just something about having a physical book to flip through that is so much more rewarding than an email or web page. And now I can continue to enjoy each month’s issue–and all of the interesting articles and ads that live within–even after it’s immediately relevant.

As the stack continues to grow, we may have to find a new home for it. But at least for right now, it’s working pretty perfectly between the two chairs in our living room.

Spring Apartment Decor

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Getting my house in the Spring spirit is probably one of my favorite things to do because it signals the longer, warmer days just around the corner. As soon as April kicks into gear, I know it’s time to bust out all of my colorful vases, flowers, and accessories. Here’s exactly what I did to welcome the season:

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Moved these beautiful vases from our bookshelf onto the coffee table.

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Similarly brought out this beautiful chair from our bedroom corner.

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Colorful and sweet candies at the ready.

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Interior Textures

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Back when I was decorating my apartment from scratch, I kept getting hung up because everything looked and felt so two-dimensional. It took me a while to figure out that a variety of textures in a home is what really brings it to life and makes it feel complete.

See what I mean via these beautiful photos below.

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Photos from: Pinterest.

Wish List: Blue Velvet Sofa

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I never thought I’d say this, but I am seriously loving the look of a blue velvet sofa. Recently, I’ve been noticing more and more of these pop up among bloggers and influencers that I follow, and I’m not mad at it one bit.

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Photos from: Pinterest.