classing up the joint.

I've officially lived in my apartment for a year. When I moved in, I had everything set up the way I wanted it in a matter of days--since it was kind of weird to be living on my own again (after cohabiting with someone for four years) I wanted it to feel like "home" immediately. For the past year, everything has worked out just fine but I'm at the point where I want to make little changes to class things up. I think I got a little too matchy-matchy, and some minor tweaks are necessary.

The inspiration:

I really, really love my hallway--the Lulu & Georgia rug provides such a fun pop of color, and I think I want to incorporate more fuschias, navys and greys in my living area.

The living room:

I went overboard with the orange in here--I've since reduced my number of orange pillows down to one pair, and I've already started the update process through a great pair of navy pillow covers from C.Wonder. I think I'm going to stick with the navy on my loveseat, and I want to add a splash of pink with these on the sofa:

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Also, I really want to add a chaise to that corner--my grandmother has had a chaise lounge in her bedroom for as long as I can remember, and I think they're so glamorous. I can totally see dramatically throwing myself on it after a particularly trying day (or, curling up with a book). This is exactly what I'm looking for, and you can't beat the price:

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The kitchen:

There's not a lot that needs to be changed here (I've stashed my orange utensils in a drawer), but I think I'd like to add a small rug--I'm leaning towards this one from L&G:

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And that's pretty much it--I might want to get a table for the entryway at some point, but if I could make the aforementioned changes, I think I'd be content.


  1. I love your place - SO much natural light.

  2. My grandmother has a chaise lounge too! Must have been that generation. Love that rug in your entryway. I need to make a few tweaks in my house too. If only I could tweak my bank account.

  3. Can't wait to visit this chic abode.

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  5. Your place is beyond gorgeous. Those floors and brick - very jealous... Makes me want to move out my tiny place. You have great style! I also spy a neverfull on the dining room chair - my fav bag ever.

  6. i really like the striped rug! it'd look great in a kitchen. xo jillian - cornflake dreams