NEW APT NEW ME

 
My living room.

My living room.

Has it really been a month since I last posted? Where has the time gone? I definitely don’t want to get too into the details, but one of the reasons why I’ve put AUDRRE on pause is because I’ve moved into a new apartment, settled in, but then work got busy, and I really just didn’t have time for anything :( But lets just talk about the here and now: I’m pleased to be showing you all the details of my newly decorated apartment! WoohoO!

Lately, I’ve been getting some requests to do more interior design/DIY/design-y posts. My answer is, absolutely YES - but these types of posts typically take longer to craft and create. So I’m just going to say that while I can definitely do more of these posts, you’ll be seeing less posts go up (instead of my usual once a week upload). Can’t have it all. Blame it on my other job.

But anyways, I hope you all enjoy my apartment tour! Let me know what you love about it and if you’d do anything differently. As always, leave a comment down below and please share with everyone you know :)


This is the first entrance hall you see when you walk in.

This is the first entrance hall you see when you walk in.

And to your left, you enter my bathroom.

And to your left, you enter my bathroom.

Walk down and you’ll see my kitchen to the right

Walk down and you’ll see my kitchen to the right

I love the open shelving for glasses and mugs

I love the open shelving for glasses and mugs


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Then, you walk straight and left into the dining area/living area. I kept my DIY Amazon chairs from my last apartment and upgraded the table to a marble and brass one from World Market. The painting on the right is one that I had painted previously in my last apartment.

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For the TV stand, I opted to stick with my dressers from Target as they’re just perfect for smaller apartments (more storage!). I wanted to keep this space as bright and open as possible, so I hung some simple paintings I purchased from Homegoods above the TV.

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And then comes my delightful sofa! I absolutely LOVE velvet - can’t you tell? It’s super easy to clean and looks super chic in any setting. This specific sofa, called Hanna from Nordic Upholstery, was purchased from Wayfair. If you’re into the West Elm look, but can’t stomach the price tag on their sofas, I suggest you all to check out this site. There is so much variety, you can definitely find something you like in your price point. & the quality of this sofa is more than on-par with West Elm furniture! I highly recommend :)

While it is just temporary, the Fontanne ottoman is from West Elm and I’ve added a clear lucite tray over it to act as a coffee table until I find one that I fall in love with. Overall, I think it work well within this space, as it adds a lightness due to the thin base.

The floor lamp is probably one of my favorite purchases of this year. It’s reminiscent of those old-school streetlights. It adds a romantic, mid-century touch to the space. You can purchase the Geneva lamp at Target.

I love decor with animal faces. This piggie is from Mackenzie Childs and the two llamas are from West Elm.

I love decor with animal faces. This piggie is from Mackenzie Childs and the two llamas are from West Elm.

My aesthetic is a mix of modern + vintage

My aesthetic is a mix of modern + vintage


And then you head into the master bedroom, which I wallpapered with this awesome geometric print. To be completely honest, if I were to choose exactly the design I wanted, it would’ve costed way too much - especially for a rental. So, I chose the 2nd best option at a decent price point - you can purchase it here!

The bed frame, by Classic Brands, was purchased from Amazon. Don’t be fooled by the low price tag - it’s honestly so amazing and looks more expensive than it actually is. The side tables are from Target, as well as the side table lamps. I l don’t mind the idea of mismatching lamps - it adds a warm and homey-ness to the space. Almost as though you found these pieces from a vintage store or something.

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I created the guest bedroom in a more neutral palette. Whenever guests come over, I want them to feel like they’re in an oasis of whites and warm beiges that’s just calming to their senses. I’m a huge fan of using wallpaper on one wall of a larger room, since it’s not so powerfully overtaking. In a smaller room, say for example, a bathroom or closet, wallpapering the entire room would work well. This specific wallpaper is also from Amazon.

The bed is from Wayfair, the side table from Ikea, and brass floor lamp from Target.

 

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