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To Fiddle Or Not To Fiddle

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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…

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Chair, Serena & Lily | Stools, Serena & Lily | Floating Shelves, West Elm & Container Store | TV Cabinet, Ikea

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Low Risk. High Reward.

TOO by Blu Dot

I’ve been a fan of Blu Dot for a while, especially these chairs, which my friend introduced me to. While Blu Dot is already well priced for the unique quality and artful form of its pieces, Target has a line, TOO by Blu Dot (find it here) that is even more affordable, so that good design can truly be possessed by all. This is something I am always in support of and love finding affordable options like these. So take a look around and maybe you’ll welcome a modern moment into your home!

Nate Berkus for Target


Nate Berkus is a design personality. He’s a TV host, a high-end designer, and now has a line of home furnishings for Target. He repurposes classic pieces with a new twist. See the 150 piece collection here.

First Apartment Necessities: The Bathroom

I always tend to base my bathroom decor around the bathmat. I think it’s because I find it to be the hardest item to find in a pleasing pattern. This bathmat is a bit bohemian, and grounds the look of the room. The sink necessities add a bit of color and because Target has so many options and they’re relatively inexpensive, they’re a good thing to swap out every once in a while to change up the look of your bathroom a bit. The mirror is a statement piece while a magnifying mirror is a must. The shower curtain and crystal-like hooks are pretty without being too girly and the towels are special enough you’ll want to use them every day. The wastebasket exudes a sense of Parisian pomp and we all need a bit of that in our life (especially during those early mornings).

Shabby’s Chicness

At first I was going to write about creative closet spaces, but then as I began to explore the blog where the below photo originated from, I decided to immediately change the direction of my post as this woman’s taste is breathtaking.

I found this photo through the blog, Simply Me. This is one talented woman. She designs with Shabby Chic (I believe from Target’s Simply Shabby Chic line) and her design aesthetic is jaw-dropping. It especially takes my breath away and makes me smile through the use of antique furniture.

I love this antique piece that serves as a TV console in this space

Her clothes are to die for. These photos make me want to throw out everything and start completely fresh, just as her style is.

The texture on this wall is amazing. I love nothing more than simplistic colors where the texture of the object really stands out. and a wall is the perfect place to start.

Even her outdoor bed is shabby-approved

Degas is another huge inspiration of mine so the fact that she has sketches of his famous ballerinas makes me appreciate her style even more.

The blogger/designer/home-maker herself. She is beautiful, classy, and talented. I would love to find out more about her and will continue to follow her blog, Simply Me.

People like this woman are the reason I went into interior design. I am passionate about making interiors more beautiful for the person or people living in them and this woman proves that it doesn’t take a large budget to make a room your own.