Tag Archives: decoration

Apartment inspiration #2

17 Nov

As I’m thinking about decorating our new apartment, part of me wants a place that is calming. Something inspired by nature. Something that reminds me of our trips near the sea.

So, here is apartment inspiration #2:

Aren’t those fabrics by Lotta Jansdotter and Amy Butler super cool?! I’ve been a long time follower of Amy Butler but only recently discovered Ms. Jansdotter. Instant fan.

Another quick update on the new apartment adventure, it looks like we’ll be moving mid-January. That gives me two months to process my decorating options.

Lotta Jansdotter fabric

Amy Butler fabric

Porcelain sea urchin

Sea glass painting

Porcelain vases

Day 5 complete. 25 days to go.

Apartment inspiration #1

16 Nov

For those of you that didn’t hear the exciting news, it looks like our family is getting a bigger apartment. It’s the best of all situations- the apartment is across the hall from our current one (easiest move ever!), there is an second bedroom (Henry will have his own space!), and we’ll be able to house our wonderful visitors (yay! more visits!). Plus, the kitchen has been renovated with granite counters and maple cabinets (no more linoleum!).

We’re super excited about it and I’ve been thinking non-stop about decorating our new space. This is such a great opportunity to  stop living like grad students, chuck our cheap-o IKEA furniture and to upgrade our furnishings a bit. It’ll be the great purge of 2011. Bye-bye junk! See ya later old, never used stuff! Becca and Deron are moving up in this world!

But the big decorating question is… what do we replace our old stuff with? What do we (okay I) want our new, more mature apartment style to be? I have so many ideas and I can’t decide on just one direction. So I thought that I would just tell you guys about them. Maybe one will stick.

Here is apartment inspiration #1, a little something inspired by the American Southwest…

This theme reminds me of the desert sunsets, mountain vistas, Native American imagery, and warmth of my childhood. There is something so comforting about that. More apartment inspiration coming soon.

Antlers

Day of the Dead print

Pendleton blanket

Succulent terrarium

Arizona pillow

Agave print

Pendleton Navajo blanket

Day 4 complete. 26 days to go.