My husband and I have been in our apartment for nearly a year and have made some progress decorating. As I mentioned previously, up until our current apartment, we owned mostly hand-me-downs or furniture my mom found for free. It sure has been nice purchasing and DIYing pieces that finally fit within our design aesthetic. Building an affordable home from scratch takes time. I’ve often found that it’s better to wait until you find the right piece rather than purchase something that will “just do for now.” Although I often get impatient with the parts of our home that are unfinished, we have made great strides and I’m excited to share bits of our place with you today. The below pictures are of our living room, dining room and entryway. I will also point out some of my favorite pieces.
It is no secret that I seem to have an affinity for ladder shelves (I have two sets!). They were the perfect solution to fill the large wall in our apartment.
I know I have already shared this space with you but I had to include it in the home tour. I think it very well could be the part of the house I’m most proud of.
Dining Room and Work Station
My favorite pieces in this space are the Lucite bucket chairs from Ikea (they are so comfortable!). Because our apartment is small, I decided to select chairs that didn’t have a lot of visual weight, yet were still interesting. I also love the big ampersand sign I found at HomeGoods. Ohh and that strange looking plant – a chocolate tree. My husband dreams of one day making his own chocolate.
This vignette has one of my favorite wedding presents – an antique camel saddle. Sometimes when wedding guests buy outside the registry it can be a disaster, however this was one of the rare instances that we ended up with a unique and fantastic piece.
This chair is part of a pair my mom found at the local Salvation Army. The low profile fits in perfectly with our decor which tips a bit toward mid-century.
What part of your home are you most proud of? Are you frustrated like me when the decorating process seems to move at a snail’s pace?
Thanks for touring!