So we’ve lived in our new apartment for going on 4 months but I cannot seem to remember to put up pictures of it. Finally, I’m at the point that I pretty much like the way everything looks so we’ll have ourselves a little apartment tour. My best friend Kate has been waiting patiently for pictures of the place so I am posting this for her…sorry I can’t seem to remember to do this Katherine!
Our old place was 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with a pretty sizable balcony, ALL in 682 square feet. No, that’s not a typo. It was the perfect first home for us though. In the new place, we traded the extra bathroom and bedroom for a study, a walk-in closet, and MORE SPACE! There are a few things I miss about the old place but by and large, our new home is a step up!
I’ll give some commentary through the pictures, but enjoy the tour! And come visit me KWM!
A few things have changed in this picture since I took it. I bought a really neat lamp from IKEA for the side table on the left next to the couch and I found a new place for the mail that was always on the edge of the counter. Ha! Drove me nuts.
You’ll see my bird seed in the above picture in a bowl we got as a wedding gift. I wanted to put some sort of dried herb in it to smell good but I quickly realized it was going to cost a fortune to fill it. So I bought some scented pine oil from Whole Foods and filled it with bird seed and tossed in the oil. It smells great and is topped off with the antique grain scoop. It’s like our own little Zen garden–people cannot help but mess with it.
Next is our bedroom. I love the color we chose for the accent wall though the picture doesn’t do it justice. The wall color is a grayish teal/blue. It really brings out the colors of the bedding and the dark wood. Love it.
One of my favorite parts of our new place is our balcony. Though it is MUCH smaller than our old balcony (we had to get rid of our table and chairs), it gets so much more sunlight so William let me take it over for my mini garden! If I could have a garden on a balcony I would, but this is a close second.
Last but not least, I am still not thrilled with this room. But it’s long and narrow and I am coming to peace with the fact that it may just always look awkward. But I still have some ideas for it. My computer is in this room which is nice to have my own little desk, but it gets lonely in there while writing blog posts. Someday Mr. Fancy Pants and I will have a shared work space for blogging, drawing, creating, sewing, etc. That day is clearly not today. BUT, we love having guests and have two beds tucked away in here…so come on over y’all!
Now y’all come and visit!