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.