07 January 2014

home sweet home-in progress

Its been just three months in this apartment and while it feels like home, its finally starting to look it. The whole place is brand new which is an entirely foreign concept to me. Growing up in a Victorian house and since then living in pre-war apartments has spoiled me. I never had to try that hard to make a room look pretty. Our apartment only lacks that same cozy character you don't seem to get in brand new spaces. Gone are my deep windowsills for growing roses, the pretty crystal doorknobs and subway tile bathrooms. So we will have to make it up elsewhere.
Please excuse that we have not one thing on the walls. Furniture was the first priority. The couch is Ikea and the two chairs were found in family attics.

The glass topped coffee table, perfect for computers, ukuleles and funny books.

Our other furniture was bought secondhand and we found the globe with one of the chairs in Rich's grandmother's attic.


Our room is so modern and I'm not used to it. We have an old bedroom set from the 60's my mom had as a little girl and a big antique etched mirror I've had for years.

Rich wasn't too thrilled about having all my pink bedding so we started over with some new things from Ikea and a Pia Wallen cross blanket.

Hey there! Its my aloe plant from my city apartment, I still haven't killed it. Success.

17 comments

  1. Your place is totally coming together! I want the quilt you have on your couch, I think I've seen it at Urban Outfitters? My mom is a quilter, and I'm pretty sure she'd kill me if I were to buy one of those, haha.

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  2. Ooo I love your glass coffee table. I always like those ones where you can put stuff down on the shelf below and see right through to it. I think your new place looks wonderful.

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  3. its looking great!!!

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  4. That cross blanket is amazing. Your place is coming along so nicely!!

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  5. Wow, what great attic finds! Wish I had those beautes lurking in mine...Also, that mirror paired with the Pia Wallen cross blanket is superb.

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  6. Haha I have the same plant and it's not dead yet too :))
    I like the colorful patterns of your couchs! and also the globe & second hand furniture are so cool! I prefer to stay at old homes, but it's not easy to find in here anymore, so my house is pretty new that I felt the same way with you!


    Be happy all time in this nest, all the other things are just small details ;)

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  7. It's looking like a home! I love the 70s influence and the patterned chair cushions :)

    Isabella
    adventuresinhel.blogspot.fi

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  8. So pretty! I love the lounge/living area -- gimme your sofa.

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  9. Thanks! The sofa is my fave, it was the best part of getting an apartment with a living room :)

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  10. Thanks! The one chair with the orange and navy zig zags is *hopefully* getting reupholstered soon with something less...faded haha.

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  11. Hooray for keeping plants alive!! Its kind of good to have a new home too though, no one has ever lived in it before which is nice. Thank you!

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  12. We just raided our grandparents' and parents' houses and they couldn't believe we even wanted "that crap" hahaha. The cross blanket is my best investment this winter, I'm currently wrapped in it right now and its heaven.

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  13. right!? those are the best coffee tables. thank you! :)

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  14. Yes, it is! I bought it years ago. If I could quilt I would MUCH rather have a handmade one. I've been saving old tees for years and eventually I'll learn to quilt and make something out of them,

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