I have been loving challenging my inner designer with this series, plus reading your comments both here and on Instagram make me so so happy. I’ve been scoping out all the furniture in my apartment and decided to try out styling my living room chair for this edition of 1 piece, 3 ways. Keep reading to see how I did it, and don’t forget to share a comment with your favorite!
Chair 1: Seeing as I can never get enough shibori, I decided to layer the two pieces that I have. The end result is a very boho, relaxed vibe that I’m sort of loving.
Chair 2: Talk about another piece I just can’t get enough of: the sheepskin throw from IKEA. I have 3 of these and I just love layering them all over the house—on the floor of my closet, over a comfy chair, over a dining table chair, you name it. So it should come as no surprise that I decided to try one over the chair in my living room for a comfy, cozy feel.
Chair 3: If you’ve followed the blog for a minute, then you know that this is usually how I have things set up. It just about sums about my favorite things: soft cashmere, Vogue magazine, and diptyque candles.
Can’t wait to hear which option you like best!
My bathroom is, without a doubt, the smallest room in the apartment. Somehow, all three of our walk-in closets are larger than our bathroom. But even with its small size working against us, I’ve manager to pack a whole lot into it without making it feel cluttered or cramped. From a shelving system to hidden storage, keep reading to find out my tips for maximizing storage space in a small bathroom.
The biggest tip I can give is to invest in an over-the-toilet shelving system—I found this one on Target and seriously couldn’t love it any more. With this system in place, here are some more ways to increase storage space:
- Use vases as storage — I love shopping at flea markets and second-hand stores and often pick up quaint vases when I do. The vases in my bathroom not only serve as decoration, but also double as storage. I put all kinds of things in my vases, from nail clippers and tweezers to floss and travel toothpaste.
- Place baskets on top of your shelving unit — Without the baskets I’ve placed above our shelf, I would definitely not be able to fit all of my toiletries. The two that we have in our bathroom hold everything from sunscreen and body lotion to cold medicine and advil.
- Hang a shower caddy — I’m a firm believer that everything in a room should have a spot, which is exactly why I hung two shower caddies over our rack in the shower. I love how this keeps everything up and off the bathtub and into its own designated spot.
Do you have any storage tips for a small bathroom? Let me know in the comments!
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.)
I’ve always appreciated the magic of makeup, but recently that appreciation has turned more into an obsession. Every night, I find myself watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, which inevitably have product endorsements in them, which inevitably winds up in me ordering said products and growing my makeup collection. Please tell me I’m not alone in this!
Because my collection has grown these past few months, I’ve been experimenting with different organizational techniques and have finally landed on a system that I’m excited to share.
Of course, if my bathroom were much larger, I’d definitely be stocking up on these clear makeup holders to do the job. But alas, I’m working with a few drawers in my second closet, as well as some vanity space. To maximize this limited space, I invested in some really pretty vases to store my brushes, eyebrow gels, and lip pencils. Some days, I’ll only apply some eyebrow gel and hint of lip color, so I love that these two staples are now super easy to reach.
As for the rest of my makeup products, I found these very practical cubes from IKEA that happen to fit perfectly in my vanity drawers. I use two for my makeup: One for My concealers, highlighters, and beauty blenders, and the other for bronzers, blushes, powders, eyeshadows, and foundations. Because they are quite small, I stack most things with the largest item on the bottom and the smallest on top. When I get ready in the morning, I simply empty out the bins and pull my selections for the day.
How do you organize your makeup? Please share in the comments!
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.
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.