April 12, 2013

Does your apartment need a diet?

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Have you ever felt like your apartment needs to go on a diet? Lately mine has been chubbing up on junk that I really need to sort through and get rid of. I also need to get to styling that brand new window seat we just had installed (will post more on that later).

My super talented friends over at apartment diet are launching an awesome online course that walks you week by week, through easy and thoughtful ways to punch up, transform and declutter your personal space. It runs for 5 weeks (starting April 29th) and begins with a ‘lesson’ called “Let’s start with a really small corner”.

What do you think? Sounds fun right? See Apartment Diet’s online course page for more info.

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March 22, 2013

decor personality

Hello bloggie friends! Any good plans for the weekend? Moseyman and I are going to finally build shelves in our ‘music closet’. We hung a few of our guitars on the living room wall so this small closet will mostly house the uglier music related things like cords, keyboard stands, etc. I can’t wait until this project is done and out of the way so we can move on to more fun and exciting things like decor for our upcoming window storage seat!

With decor on the brain, inspiration from this recent living room makeover and this super cute apartment tour, I’ve been scouting out little items that have a splash of personality and may possibly make the difference between a blah living room and a fun ‘lived-in’ look.

(While these aren’t really window seat decor items, I still thought they deserved a little admiration)

This donkey print

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These golden animal magnets

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This orange basket

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This totally affordable mint desk lamp with yellow cord.

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This round mirror

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This golden sea urchin object

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These fox bookends

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Since we keep our small apartment pretty clutter free, we don’t have many decorative items dotted around. What do you think? Do you have any favorite chotchkies around your house that add personality? I would love to hear what they are.

March 6, 2013

sweet cabin makeover

This awesome little cabin makeover is totally inspiring. It doesn’t hurt that it’s on the beach in New Zealand either. Wouldn’t it be amazing to achieve a makeover this small, yet this effective? Have you ever done any makeovers to your own place? I’d love to hear what you did. Lately I’ve been dying to.

BEFORE – (after they ripped out the carpeting)

before inside

AFTER – painted white

after inside with white paint

With a cozy bed nook

after inside

The beautiful details

after details

BEFORE Outside (so cute – so much potential)

before outside

inbetween outside

AFTER Outside (awesome paint job)

after outside

Check out the view!

outside beach view

Feeling inspired yet? More pictures and the full story of what they did, can be found here on the owner’s blog.

P.S. Moseyman was totally disappointed that the owners painted over that gorgeous dark wood floor – thinks they should have restored it. Do you agree?

February 13, 2013

house obsession

Hello there! Today I’m unusually obsessed with a particular house that SF Girl By Bay posted about. I seriously just emailed the owner and asked him to contact me if he ever thinks of selling it. Which is funny on a few levels.. I mean, a) It’s definitely way beyond our price range and b) We live in NYC, not San Francisco.

Anyway. Here’s the photo that stole my heart. That deck, that view, that… feeling! Do you see it too? The pull of home? Or is it just me and my crazy hormones?

dream home

 

January 28, 2013

Favorite DIY Roundup

So, sure, I may not actually ever get around to making any of these things, but it sure is fun to pretend I might. Here are my favorite DIY’s found over the course of this month. If you’re interested, you can find more DIY ideas like this here.

Hello Hello Wire Coat Rack

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Colorfully wrapped pendant lamp cord

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Feathery Juju Hat for Wall Hanging

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January 13, 2013

awesome pillows, wallpaper, etc

I’m in love with all the new fabrics and designs from ferm living for spring 2013. Here’s a little taste… and you can find some more pics here as I went pin-crazy today.

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December 5, 2012

window seat excitement

We’re planning on getting a window seat built for our tiny living room in the next few months with some much needed drawer storage. I’ve been noticing every home decor photo that has one now and this shot really captured my interest. I love the way it’s styled too, with the blue lamp, different cushion and rug textiles and a cute little table set. Do you have a (built-in/makeshift) window seat in your home?

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(image found here and learned about from here)

November 22, 2012

happy thanksgiving weekend!

What are you guys doing for Thanksgiving this year? Moseyman and I are actually eating at an awesome NY diner called Veselka with some friends. I’ve never eaten Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant before, have you? I think we’ll finish at our place with some yummy cups of hot chocolate and veg out. Here are some of my favorite pins this week. You can find more here.

Love this man with dog. Isn’t it sweet?

Thinking of decorating with these tiny starry string lights

We just ordered this overdyed pink rug. I’m so excited!

I love this skirt and cozy sweater look with the brogues.

Love Emily Henderson’s solution for making this living room kid friendly yet still stylish

Hope you all have some yummy food and a lovely weekend!

October 7, 2012

some distraction

Hope you’re having a relaxing weekend. I’m sitting on my couch staring out at the grey overcast skies and thinking about all the things that are coming up at the end of this year. I decided to post some comforting pins as a little distraction. Here are more if you’re interested.

This cozy bed nook

Yummy autumn comfort food – pumpkin cream cheese muffins

houseboat freedom

Human beings are small

July 17, 2012

view of the world from bedford avenue

If you live in Brooklyn, NY like we do, then you might especially like this print.

Starting tomorrow (July 18th) at 10am, my graphic artist friend, Koren Shadmi will be selling his recent creation – a limited edition print titled “View of the World from Bedford Avenue

an homage  to the classic New Yorker cover from 1976 by the great Saul Steinberg. The original cover was a visual observation of how New Yorkers see the rest of the world; miniaturized by the grandeur and solipsism of Manhattan, the unofficial center of the world. Some (including me) would argue that the new center of the world is now Brooklyn.

 

 

 

 

 

Isn’t it awesome? You can buy it here (starting Wednesday).

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