Burrruuuummmmmmm! That was a drumroll noise, because finally I am bringing to you some before and after pictures of my new apartment! Now in summary, the apt is bigger, older and has a few more architectural obstacles to overcome but most importantly, it is large. First, a couple a slightly depressing, under decorated before shots:
Window grates and bare white walls. Wah wah wahhhhh.
All of my crap: all white, all on the floor.
Ancient radiators and awkward outlet placements. Enough before, you readers didn't come here to see the fug, you came to see the transformation of beauty! Here are the first few touches of magic.
The purple bottles! Do they look familiar? They should! Cottage and I picked them up at an antique market in Northern Michigan over the summer. We shared them with you. Remember? Right now, they're resting on my windowsill in front of the aforementioned visually affronting grate (which is there to protect me from being burgled), behind a beautiful set of drapes from West Elm. The drapes were the first major change we made, and they made the room.
I nearly made another pricy West Elm purchase on a chair identical to this awesome one above. Fortunately, with her eagle eye, my mom spotted the same slipper chair in a different slip cover pattern at Housing Works, for $75! It was a steeeaaal.
We're entering my bedroom now, where there lives a wrought iron jewelry hook in the shape of key. Now my necklaces will always be able to find their way home.
One of my gallery walls, featuring framed note cards by Christian Dior, rabbit stencils from Tinsel Trading Co., one of my favorite Tim Walker prints, a Matisse calendar and masks!
And a naked lady mug from Fishes Eddy that holds my makeup brushes and eyeliners, and sets on my nightstand.
I hope this wasn't too much of a let down for you, I didn't show off the complete space...but the complete space isn't entirely finished at the moment. So this may be more of a gradual show and tell of the new digs. I hope you stay tuned. And if you have any suggestions for me, please! Let me know!
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