Well, more than three months later, I am finally in a place where I feel it's worth my time and yours to do an apartment/house tour post! My parents drove in a bunch of stuff a couple of weeks ago and my dad helped me hang some curtains. I took it upon myself to buy a "homeowner's tool set" so now I have the world at my fingertips. I can hang a picture whenever I want. No more waiting for people to show up with the necessary hardware. I recommend this set from Home Depot. Worth every. damn. penny.
The morning light in my apartment is the best, so I took a few pictures before heading to work. All photos were taken with my iPhone 6 and edited in VSCOcam. Let's start the tour, shall we? I actually took this picture on Tuesday, 1/27, the day the Northeast had that "blizzard"...depending on where you live. Here in NYC, we got a decent amount of snow. But my parents out on Long Island got slammed with more than two feet. My office was closed on Tuesday as a result of the storm, so I hung out and did almost nothing all day...until I went out to Home Depot and went on a home decorating rampage. As pictured above...now that I have curtains (these from Target), I can get the privacy I want from closing the curtains as opposed to the blinds. This allows for my rather wide window sill to serve as a place for various knick knacks. Pictured: 1) a photo of my first cousins and I that I shot for their Christmas card. My aunt printed a large copy and put it in a frame for me for a Christmas gift; 2) the cast iron teapot my boyfriend bought me for Christmas; 3) ceramic Christmas tree with a tea light. Yet another Christmas gift. See a trend here? 4) Yes Please by Amy Poehler. More on that later, but bottom line is: read it. Let's make one thing clear: I fucking love Target. They had a bedding sale recently so obviously I took advantage of that and bought a new comforter set and throw pillows. The comforter and pillows I had on my bed previously didn't match the whole look I have going on and you BET it drove me CRAZY. I've been plotting a bed makeover since November. My couch! I'm sitting on it right now. It's so comfortable. You can read about The Great Couch Debacle here. The blanket, which is actually a bed blanket instead of a throw is also from my beloved Target. I made the geometric pillows, and the black and white pillows came with the couch. The beautiful art is from Seaside Prints on Etsy. I slaved over hanging those prints, but it was all worth it because I think it looks great. My kitchen is very small, as is evidenced here. One day I will have a huge ass kitchen, but until then, I will have to settle for my matchbox kitchen. Welcome to New York City. The beautiful piece of string art is from a local artist. I bought it at one of the craft shows I did with my mom in the fall. This funny lady is a piece from Danielle Spurge of The Merriweather Council. I had to have her. Wayfair is also my new best friend. I bought my dresser, curtain rod, and this cute dinette set from there. The lamp is from Lowe's. This kitchen cart is also some of the best money I ever spent. And guess where it's from? You guessed it! Target. The rails and pails that make my kitchen look all Pinterest-y are from Ikea.
And there you have it! Yes, I have a bathroom, but it doesn't lend itself well to decent photos. There's also not too much to see. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good day.