Mixing It Up

Since this quarantine began I feel like I have gone through a bevy of different stages. I started off quite productive – cleaning out just about every closet and cranny. The next week I felt like doing absolutely nothing every single day. I am now at the full nesting phase where I am cooking and baking more and tearing up just about every room in our apartment. I often deal with a lack of control on a bigger level by trying to overly control whatever I can at home.

Our apartment is an ever evolving space, but lately it has felt a bit at odds. We were going to get a new sofa last fall which ended up getting passed up to save for the wedding and our trip to India. Then with the holidays and everything else, all apartment projects I was dreaming up didn’t pan out. We had decided we would be staying in this apartment for the foreseeable future (aka until we can buy a house.. ha!) so I really wanted to make it feel even more like a home. I don’t know if its the fact that I am turning thirty this year or that we are getting married (hopefully), but I am really starting to veer away from particular styles I once loved. Of course neutrals will always be my favorite, but I have been craving a bit more texture, warmth and slight touches of color for a while. I have been finding small joys in swapping out pieces and creating more of an ongoing wish list of staples that feel classic, but also have a cozy farmhouse vibe.

I know many of you aren’t shopping much right now. I have curtailed mine quite a bit as well, but I figured I would share some of the pieces I have recently purchased and what I have my eye on moving forward. First up was finally purchasing a woven shade for our glass front door. It is a narrow piece of glass so I went with my go to from Blinds.com, but chose a different color because it was cheaper. I went with this in Mesa White. I also decided to get a new lamp for my desk because I want to play around with that space a bit more. Urban Outfitters has actually had a ton of great lighting lately! As always I will share updates as I start putting everything together. This will be a much lengthier ongoing process, but I am excited to make our apartment feel more like where we are at this stage of life.

Soap, Soap Dish, Basket, Art, Pendant, Sectional, Pillow A, Pillow B, Door Shade, Entry Table, Vase, Bowl, Lamp, Book (in French), Candle

  1. N says:

    Hi! Can I ask why you’re going with the Mesa White blind instead of a fabric Roman shade? Are you over the wooden blind look (from your bedroom?)

    I have rafters and live in an old bungalow and am so torn on white cafe curtains, wood like blinds (like your bedroom), or a bleached wood like the one you’re planning.

    Would love your feedback. I love an all white look and have a white couch and a peachy brown Kilim rug. So maybe white is the best bet. #lost

    • Hi! I absolutely love the woven blind look in our bedroom, the Mesa white is the same material – the color was was just much cheaper. Since it is for the front door (more for privacy) than looks I didn’t care as much.

      I do love fabric roman shades, but didn’t want one for this particular application. I think for your situation any option could work – a more natural shade (like in our bedroom) might add just the right amount of warmth and texture to offset the couch and rug!

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