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Quick Apartment Tour

LIFE, NEW YORK CITYEmily Spada6 Comments

aptTour(1) 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?Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset 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.Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset 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. Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset 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. Processed with VSCOcam with a6 presetMy 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.Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset 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.Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset This funny lady is a piece from Danielle Spurge of The Merriweather Council. I had to have her.Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset 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. Processed with VSCOcam with a6 preset 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.