We’ve almost made it through the week guys! Thanks for those of you who joined in on the fun Tuesday and amused me by joining in on my “Apartment Hunting” game. As many of you guessed, we chose the Lakeview Loft! I just want to clarify that the photos I used in yesterday’s post are not photos of any of the actual apartments I looked at-I chose to use faux photos for a number of reasons but primarily for my own safety and privacy. I will be sure to post my own photos when we move in (: I am so ready for our move, our new place is in one of my favorite neighborhoods and borders another neighborhood I love. There are lots of cute restaurants, boutiques, vintage shops, parks and local art. Though I can’t walk to work (the dream) I actually like the neighborhood of our new place better than any of he neighborhoods close to my work place so it’s still a win in my eyes!
Oh what wouldn’t I do for a green velvet sofa? After spotting a green velvet piece in Domino magazine a few years back I’ve been obsessed with emerald and kelly green living room inspiration. I added touches of live greenery and kelly green accents to my current apartment while lusting over the pieces that are unattainable to me (Anthropologie green velvet sofa I’m looking at you). I love the idea of a living space loosely based off of a conservatory. If I were a millionaire I would have the best time decorating and I swear I’d have the most lovely whimsical bohemian abode. Don’t we all swear we have the best taste if only we had the finances to subsidize our desires? I guess real decorating talent comes from creating a lovely space without the unlimited budget.
When I see those couches my heart hurts and longs and yearns. Sunday evening I sat beside Jordan as he typed up a few contracts for work and I play shopped on the Anthro website. I confessed my desire for the furniture was causing my heart to skip a beat when I looked at the images and imagined them in our place. Unable to take me seriously Jordan rolled his eyes and told me I was being dramatic. I can’t be the only one who KNOWS (without a doubt) that a green velvet couch would complete her life (or at least her home)!
Without further dramatization here are a few of the pieces that are inspiring me, if I can’t have them I can at least save them to look at and remember forever:
One| Inviting Doormat-The doormat is often the first statement to visitors, this one is oh so charming!
Two| Statement Couch- Truth be told I like our current couch from IKEA but Jordan cannot stand it. Emerald green velvet feels luxurious and makes a statement without becoming too overwhelming in a room of neutrals. I think this sofa blends Jordan’s taste with my obsession.
Three| Sturdy Stylized Bookshelves- My current bookshelf (bought for under $40 on Amazon) is warping under the weight of all of my books. After two years of my shoddy workmanship it’s time to retire the shelf in favor of something more chic (and long lasting). I’ll take two of these pretty gold pieces please!
Five| Living Edge Dining Room Table- Jordan plans to make us our own living edge table which will be really special but I love the look of this alternative.
Six| Functional Nightstands- I’m freaking out because our bedroom at the new place will actually be large enough for a night stand #luxury. If I could choose I would opt for a statement piece that looks lovely all on its own. This piece from Anthropologie would feel so dreamy beside my bed.
Truly, the most difficult part is blending my whimsical taste with Jordan’s modern style (but seriously do any guys like styles other than “ultra modern”?) I personally find most modern decorating fairly uninspiring though there are gifted decorators who are able to pull together beautiful modern spaces. For now I’m left packing boxes by day and dreaming of green velvet by night.