hi friends! i know that it’s been a little while but between freelancing, filling an apartment, and navigating life in brooklyn in general, i’ve been a tad busy. but i’m finally excited to share a few shots of the apartment! it’s nowhere near done, but it’s starting to feel like home.
i’ve shared my kitchen a million times because there’s a lot of natural light there, which made it easy to photograph. my living room? not a single window. but the other day we had an insane amount of sunlight after about a week of rain, and i had never seen the living room so bright. it made taking photos so much fun!
if you’ve been following along on the apartment section of my instagram stories, you’ll know that almost every major piece in our apartment was found on craigslist. the lamp, marble nesting tables (you can only see one in the photo), rug, bar cart, terrace side table, and bookcase are from west elm via craigslist. the media console is by cb2, also found on craigslist. and when i say that i feel like i hit the lottery multiple times, i’m not kidding.
the white couch was gifted to us by my parents and while i love the fact that you sink into it, it also has no back support which can be problematic. the leather chair in the corner was gifted to us by tom’s cousin and might be the comfiest chair i’ve ever sat in. the rattan ottoman is by at 1st sight, also discovered through craigslist.
the tassel pillows are from leif and the velvet pillows (including the mustard lumbar pillow) are from adaptations. the tiger throw is by calhoun & co. and the huge monstera leaf is from homecoming, a local coffee + plant shop. the square prints are all photos i’ve taken, printed via parabo press, and the art is a combination of prints from society6, my own artwork, and things i’ve collected. the brooklyn print was graciously reprinted for me by the lovely libby vanderploeg.
the photos above don’t show just how big the kitchen is, but there’s not much to see on the other side. the butcher’s block table was gifted to us by tom’s parents, and the leaning black bookshelf was gifted to us by my parents. all the plants i either brought from new jersey, or picked up at rooted, another local plant shop. the chairs are my favorite part. i had seen blu dot real good chairs online whether it be social media or different blogs, but never thought i would own them. why? they go for $200-$300 per chair.
until i found a pair on craigslist for $50/each. and then i found another one from another seller…again for $50. but it was weird having only 3 dining chairs so i obsessively checked craigslist every day. and then finally after a few weeks, 2 more for $50/each. they look beautiful yet uncomfortable, but that’s not the case! they’re super comfy but if you get them, i recommend getting the pad that goes with them. the bowls that the bananas are resting in are from also from leif and meant to hang on the wall, but i’m still waiting until i collect a few more. the lamp is awkwardly there because having the actual ceiling lights in the kitchen at night feels like overkill, so i’m still trying to figure out a solution for that. oh, and the rug is from urban outfitters.
it’s funny, i always thought i’d consult pinterest so hard when it came to decorating our first space. but it was fun figuring it all out on my own. and who knows, some people might think our apartment is hideous LOL. but we like it, and that’s all the truly matters. it feels cozy, colorful, and like home.