Living by yourself has a lot of positives, and perhaps for someone like me, it’s the sense of independence and ownership that I can take in my space that is the best part. Of course, one facet of that ownership is the look and feel of the space. For someone that has always loved decorating my room, trips to IKEA, and has moved dozens of times during my childhood, nailing the look on this apartment was really important to me.
Even though I don’t own his apartment, I sure as hell treated it like so when it came to decorating. After 3 years in an older, smaller space, I was so excited to make one of my goals of 2019 to find a new home and make it 100% me. At this point of my life, I feel like a lot of us are starting to find our forever homes, cities, etc and are faced with an exciting yet stressful feeling, a BLANK SPACE.
When I found this apartment, it truly was a blank canvas, and as someone with an art background, I know exactly how intimidating that can be. Once deciding on the space, I spent nights (it felt like every night) for months looking through books, catalogs, instagrams and pintrest to see what was out there.
Ordering paint colors, pacing over a rug, and taking things in and out of my cart 500 times, was a really fun (and stressful) experience that I’ve been wanting to share for everyone who’s been buying a new place, decorating their first apartment, or trying to figure out budgeting and their own personal style.
From Blank Space to Bright and Bold
I’ll be sharing a series of posts about my new home over the coming weeks, so keep following along as I break it down as much as possible. I’ve learned through this process that home interior is more of a passion of mine that I even imagined.
For now, I’ve included a few photos of my apartment but I’ll be featuring MUCH more in following posts. Can’t wait to share more!
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Your living area rug-would you please share where it is from? I’m sourcing new rugs for my home in Baton Rouge and I adore it
Hi Lori! Thank you so much, yes of course. This one is from Pottery Barn, it’s the Nicolette Hand Knotted
Rug, which is usually on sale! It’s definitely one of my favorite pieces.