Currently, it is 66 degrees F and raining in Baltimore. I have never been so ready for fall and all of its crisp glory. Bring on the oversized sweaters, dark denim, boots, and early nights. I. Am. Ready.
For me, part of ushering in a season involves changing my bed linens. I typically use a duvet and thicker sheets in the fall/winter and stick to a thin blanket and cotton sheets during the spring and fall. Last winter, I was in an all white everything mood and purchased a white duvet cover and matching pillow shams. This fall, I’m feeling moody and romantic.
I want my bedroom to become a boudoir. I want it to seem luscious and sensual. For inspiration, I have pinned multiple bedrooms, featuring beds in many different variations of disarray.
I have finally settled on a bedding set from West Elm. It is slightly pricey, but I live alone with two cats, so I should be able to keep this looking so fresh and so clean for a few season rotations.
Isn’t it divine? It checks all my boxes for a soft, sensual, moody, romantic bedroom. To complete the look and keep it from veering into frilly or girly, I plan to anchor it with some heavier textiles.
Faux Fur Pillows
Chunky Knit Blanket
Let’s see if this type of bedroom makeover leads to any new “acquaintances”.
I recently decided to start creating moodboards. It’s a relaxing project for me to do in my down time and I am able to satisfy my desire to decorate and redecorate without having to spend any money. That’s always a plus! Continue reading “Trend Alert: Bohemian Lux”
Don’t ever let someone tell you that moving is easy. People who say things like that are called liars. This is not an alternative fact. Moving is tough and every little thing involved with moving is annoying and frustrating. There is not one redeemable moment in the entire process. After months of scouring Zillow, Trulia, and Craigslist (*shudder*), we finally found a place that was perfect. Unbeknownst to us, that was the easy part. After settling on the two bedroom/two bathroom apartment, a mere 5 minutes from my previous apartment, we patted ourselves on the back and then realized we’d be moving in January. Continue reading “New Digs, Who Dis?”
As I am moving into the next age-range box, I am thrilled to begin this new phase in my very own apartment. Every happening, confident, adventurous lady needs a space of her own. And finally, I have mine. It’s a mix of vintage inspired pieces and traditional classics.
Coffee tables need proper coffee table books.
Fashion books, interior decorating books and cookbooks are my kryptonite.
I took these photos at Assateague Island while camping there for my friend’s 30th. This settee was a major score at a local consignment store.
When decorating, I like to use similar, but not matching colors and tones. The dark furniture pairs really well with the silver frames and mirrored lamp.
This is Milo, and he is camera shy.
One can never have enough magazines. Never.
I framed this calendar and life motto above my desk that sits in the corner of my living room. They’re both essential and nice to look at from time to time.
Um, no explanation needed.
I love the fact that this kitchen is airy and bright. Plus, it has ample storage.
I (crookedly) hung these art cards above the windows in the kitchen that I got from Ikea to add a little whimsy to the room.
The pitcher and spoon rest are from a local designer that I love. I like to keep my everyday cooking utensils and oils handy.
I wish this print came with a dry erase portion so that I could change spaghetti to cake or pizza or wine whenever I felt the urge.
These gilded frames are from Marshall’s/THMaxx/Homegoods. You can’t beat $7 for such great frames.
All bedrooms need a nude painting or picture.
My bathroom is small, so I wanted to bring some color in, but not overwhelm it. These art cards were the perfect fit.
The little cup was a gift from a friend for my birthday and it ties in with my shower curtain (not pictured).
Okay, enough with the gag gifts and presents made of food. Time to get your brother or sister a gift that shows them that you’re a mature, responsible, thoughtful adult. Time to make them feel really stupid for their “Fart in a Can” stocking stuffer. Yea, who’s mom’s favorite now?
In. Your. Face.
That coupon booklet was cute. The first time.
Time to move up to the big leagues and be a little more creative and a lot more charming.