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April showers bring May apartment searching

It has rained out the wazoo here in AL. Tornadoes and such.  I hope all that is past, because I am ready for continuous sunshine, my sofa to arrive, and the hunt for our next space! Apartment searching in this neck of the woods isn’t easy. It’s hard to find everything on your list when you want to stay in a historic neighborhood (apartments from the 20s-30s).   It is especially…

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Inspiration

Here are images I’ve saved on Houzz. I really enjoy Houzz for gathering inspirational images and searching for products. They also have really good articles on decorating, furniture, well-groomed lawns, remodeling, etc. Check it out! You will see a lot of red, pink and gold in these. I’ve saved these images for a number of reasons: palette, furniture, a coffee table, pictures on the wall (gallery style)…things like that! (1)…

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Color palette

So, I’m kind of obsessed with reds, pinks, and golds together. It can either be BOLD or oh so subdued and elegant (like lavender/pink and gold) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) I am also a huge fan of oodles of pictures and artwork on the wall, but I’ll save that for another post. The sofa (how many days until it is delivered? 26?) is a lovely wine and we already…

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Quick idear sketch

Okay, I can’t draw proportionately or in perspective… This is one idea of arranging the furniture (All of this currently owned or on its way minus a nice coffee table, a large antique mirror for the wall, fiddle fig and rubber tree (or some other house plant) plants and lots of art). I was reading about focal points the other day and sadly it listed the tv. No. Never. I…

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Tree today, stump table tomorrow.

You know, coming up with these cheeseball subject lines isn’t all that easy… I first saw a stump side table at Restoration Hardware for $800+ and I immediately thought “hey, my dad could make that for free!” There’s my little stump hanging out over there on the left. I was supposed to retrieve it this past weekend but it didn’t work out.  A lot of diy stump side table tutorials…

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Painted furniture

When I started my job and we moved into the apt last July, I guess I thought I’d be making beaucoup money. I drew this thinking our dining room would be the center of many dinner parties. Pfft! We currently don’t even have a dinner table!!  I spend my money on shoes. After the sofa,  a proper dining room table will be the next big purchase. Anyway, what we do…

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Fiddle fig, Fiddle fig let me in!

You know that self-fulfilling prophecy blah blah? Buy a red car, see a red car everywhere thing? If you look, you will find? Well, one day online I discovered fiddle fig trees. And they are amazing. Now I see them everywhere. They pop up on so many interior design websites and are all over pinterest. (image source: 1, 2, 3) and here are even more lovely fiddle fig photos. I…

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Sofa city, sweetheart.

I love furniture, especially sofas and chairs. For the longest time, I’d wanted a vintage sofa. Something french provincial or Victorian. We found a lovely antique sofa at the thrift store for $130. It was a dream come true. Then, we realized it wasn’t very comfortable. Straight up back is not something you want to rest on. It was also a blue brocade. Beautiful but not practical for our messy…

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A Current Affair

This how the apartment currently looks.. You can see we have some good pieces (rug, chairs, the bookcase/standy thing the tv is on, the start of an artwork collection, plants) but we need more! Or well, I do. I want a mature, yet fun, eclectic, warm, cushy, vintage, antiquey, mixed with modern space! So, this is the year I am going to accumulate beautiful pieces so I can start my…

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