My BFF, Jaymee, featured my and Kyle’s apartment on her blog last week and it was so fun to see! We’ve lived in this place for 3 years now and although it’s still very much a work in progress, I really feel like we’ve built a home together. So thanks Jay for capturing it for us, you da best.
You can see all the photos here!
Photos by Jaymee.
January is a notoriously crazy month for me. Things are busy at work, Kyle’s busy at work. I don’t have time to eat properly or do my Tracy Anderson videos (somehow there is always time for french fries though). My birthday comes up and then I’m in my “late twenties” and lots of freakouts and what-the-hells will inevitably happen. I get a giant pimple during Golden Globes weekend and Jared Leto looks me square in the face. All the fails happen in January.
So one morning, instead of feverishly checking emails, I walked around this little home of mine and took survey of my favorite corners, nooks, and crannies – you know, the clean and organized ones because there’s just no question that dirty socks and opened boxes of chocolates are just outside the frame of these photos (I blame Kyle). So I took survey, because as much as I still think my home is nowhere near “done,” there are still small corners that calm my buzzing mind and make me smile. Here are a few of them:
SOME RESOURCES: Pendleton blanket | UO Butterfly Chair | Ikea Sheepskins | Modernica Plant Stand | Bench via etsy | Makr Plate Hook | Schoolhouse Electric Coat Rack | Modernica Wire Chair | cb2 Dining Table | Ikea Pendant Lamp | Weck Jars | West Elm cutting board and cheese boards | World Market Hanging Fruit Basket | Rifle Paper Co. Calendar
I’ve lived in my current apartment for 2 years now and have focused zero of my decorating attention on the bedroom. I’ve kept it very simple with just a plain wood bedframe, nondescript nightstands, and a credenza-shaped dresser. That’s it. I don’t know why I haven’t brought a little life into it before now, but it REALLY needs to be jazzed up. It needs SOMETHING, ya know?
So my next project is for sure a bedroom update. Here’s what I plan to add:
01| these mid-century modern-style nightstands from west elm.
02 | a leather butterfly chair and since we can’t quite afford the real version, this urban outfitters one will do just fine.
03 | i scored this Pennyweight x Oh Deer print a few months ago and it’s one of my favorites. it’s rolled up in a tube now but i think it will be a perfect addition to the bedroom.
04 | a few faux sheepskins around the room would add just the right amount of texture.
05 | two swinging lamps that would look great on either side of the bed above the nightstands.
06 | one colorful pillow on the bed (my linens are all white, by the way) would add a nice pop amongst the otherwise neutral tones of the room.
07 | a shaggy rug to make it extra cozy and homey.
1/ a few of my favorite books on this bookshelf
2/ new anthro cups on my kitchen shelves
3/ chalkboard decal that always has a grocery list on it
4/ coffee table (need to share the DIY for it still!) with my favorite holiday candle
5/ next to the staircase, my plant soaking up some sun
6/ a small section of the gallery wall
7/ my stack of InStyle magazines next to the TV
8/ a cozy seat in the living room
9/ magazine rack next to the couch
I’ve lived in my current apartment for almost 2 years now (so crazy) and I haven’t really shared much of it on the blog. I just feel like it’s always evolving and has never been ready for a full-on dedicated post. But eh, we’re thinking about moving again so I thought I’d better take some photos of the place before we jump ship.
Speaking of jumping ship, I’ve officially deemed “apartment hunting in Santa Monica” as the most difficult task I have ever tried to complete. You think you’ve found the perfect place and then BAM it has no parking. Or it has no stove. Or it has no doors. Something weird like that. Really, landlords of Santa Monica? Get it together.
Speaking of getting it together, this weekend was so unproductive and I loved every second of it. Lazy weekends are the best. I did go to UNIQUE LA on Sunday, which was amazing by the way. But other than that, I spent a lot of time on the couch, catching up on shows, knitting, reading, writing – lots of happy things. Unproductivity is the best, am I right?