I haven't wanted to feature our apartment on the blog because I don't feel like our apartment is a blog-worthy space. After seeing countless home tours on Style Me Pretty, A Beautiful Mess, and The Everygirl (to name a few), my house feels like a frumpy, amateur, hobbit hole. Actually, Bilbo Baggins' house was way nicer than mine, so scratch that hobbit comment. There are a million pieces that need to be added, replaced, revamped, and rearranged, but I am working on realizing that my life isn't a magazine article and it's not a famous bloggers' apartment tour. Everything in our apartment has been slowly collected and, quite frankly, earned - from the rug to the coffee table to the framed photos on the wall. It hasn't been easy to make this space presentable, but I think we get closer every single day.
So below is my really imperfect, not-perfectly-lit apartment featuring the couch that I hate and the wall colors that I'd really like to paint white.
I'm really starting to love the living room area with the completed gallery wall, the rug-on-rug action, and this gorgeous World Market coffee table that adds an industrial chic edge to the whole room. On my replacement list is this darn couch that we bought when we first got our own place. It's really comfy and really ugly. I've been lusting after the Henry couch from West Elm or the cute Abbott Sofa from World Market.
This is Ben's makeshift study space - our old dining room table. By using our old table as a desk, we didn't need to add office furniture to the small apartment and our living room still feels very living/dining rather than home-office.
I love the kitchen and bathroom spaces just because they're bigger and more updated than our last place. They don't need much in addition to make them pretty spaces to live in.
I like my bedroom to be bright and composed of mainly white furniture. It makes it easier to wake up in the morning and lets the sun illuminate the room all day. A great bed frame and headboard are also on my wishlist as you can see that our bed is on the ground. I'd also love to update my comforter, but this quilt has served us really well and is the same color as kitty's fur (it hides everything)... and that's something I am not ready to give up.
Here's to imperfect homes and the growing list of improvements that keep everything interesting!