My apartment is great, and I feel lucky to have the space we have, but there is one eyesore I can’t get past. We have a large AC unit on our TV wall and I don’t think I can stand looking at it anymore! I’ve never been an indoor plant person (with the exception of my beloved terrarium air plant) but fiddle leaf fig trees are so commonly used in interiors these days, I’m considering giving it a try. Who needs a puppy when you can have a fiddle who, research shows, can require just as much maintenance. These apartment photos are quick photoshop doodads, just to help me get an idea of the effect. Inspiration images below…
Chair, Serena & Lily | Stools, Serena & Lily | Floating Shelves, West Elm & Container Store | TV Cabinet, Ikea
Top left | Top right | Bottom left | Bottom right
Posted in Art, Before and After, DIY, Interior Design, Living Rooms, My Apartment
Tagged AC Unit, Baskets, Crate & Barrel, Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree, Floating Shelves, Indoor Plants, Planters, Target, Trees, TV Wall
Rings at the Brooklyn Flea (similar here)
Leg detail at Jonathan Adler
Living Room coming together at my parents (see brainstorming here)
Tufting at RH Gallery (more of my tufting obsession here)
One of the most beautiful weddings at Tower Hill Botanical Garden
Apartment progress at KPE’s
Posted in Art, Before and After, Interior Design, Living Rooms, My House, Rings, Travels
Tagged Brooklyn Flea, Crown Ring, Gold Ring, RH Gallery, Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Tufted Sofa
Yesterday was emotional. I decided to retire, for the most part, my favorite and most sentimental pair of booties. These boys were picked up in a little town outside of Cinque Terre for, I’d say, $20. Impervious to the fact that I was purchasing them from a store with an aesthetic similar to America’s Rave, I took a chance on them. They quickly became my favorite pair of boots and the wear and literal tears on them are proof.
I’d been looking for a replacement pair for a few months but couldn’t find one that compared. The toes were perfectly round, the heel a perfect length to bring my flare jeans off the ground and the height just right to tuck my skinny jeans. As I hobbled over to the new pair due to the dulling and uneven heels of the former, I knew I had found their match.
So while you enjoy a laugh imagining me sitting in my room putting jewelry on my new pairs of shoes, because, in reality, isn’t everything a place to display your jewelry, I know my Siena friends will smile at these boots, knowing they come with a lot of history and love.
For you. I just don’t think I’ve ever been happier.
Posted in Before and After, Clothing, Fashion, Memories, Outfits, Travels
Tagged Booties, Brown Boots, Cinque Terre, Halloween, Italy, Jewelry on Boots, Rave, Siena, Toga
This new sisal rug from Crate & Barrel has completely transformed our living room, bringing in light and really making the room feel alive. Our previous rug, a dark red oriental rug was pretty, but it really weighed down the room. Next on my list is a new swing arm wall sconce and a new coffee table. Some ideas below….
Sconces: 1 . 2 . 3 . 4
Coffee Tables: 1 . 2 . 3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9
Posted in Before and After, Interior Design, Living Rooms, My House, Rugs
Tagged Boston Interiors, Circa Lighting, Coffee Table, Crate & Barrel, Design Within Reach, DWR, pillows, Restoration Hardware, Sisal Rug, Swing Arm Wall Sconce, West Elm
The ugly green carpet that used to haunt my dreams is gone. The lighter carpet completely brightens up the space and is such a welcomed change. More house updates in the future…
I absolutely love the image above designed by Moises Esquenazi & Associates. The whole scene is perfect. But more than that, the door looks like it could be a potential DIY project. Instead of just wishing for something, I’ve learned this past year through blogs that creating something instead of just pining for something is possible. You just have to get a little creative, find inspiration, and take a chance!
Inspired by Belladwella’s door makeover, I think it’s possible!