Having your fiancé move in is the perfect excuse to give your apartment a facelift. I’ve gotten a few requests in the past for an apartment tour but thought I’d wait until everything got a fresh coat of paint to show you my little home! I took a ton of photos so I’ll start with my favorite place to hang out and cover the rest of my casa in 2 following posts.
This living room was the reason I purchased my own little place almost 6 years ago. Despite some heinous decor, I saw the potential. It was like I walked out of an episode of Property Virgins on HGTV. It was also the first room to be painted once I moved in. These terra-cotta red walls are the coziest.
Speaking of cozy, this is my favorite chair in the house. It’s where you’ll find me studying, blogging and chatting on the phone. It’s also a popular spot when the girls come over for wine and serves as a convenient guest bed when friends come to town.
I’m a sucker for natural fabrics and simple, girly accents.
Before my blogging days, I used to have spare time for things like reading novels and sewing curtains. I vividly remember having a mini panic attack in Pottery Barn over the price of cute window treatments. After all, I was a new homeowner and had 6 windows in this room alone! That’s when I decided to make my own. It was one of those projects you wonder why you started about 1,000 times but once it was done, 6 months later, I couldn’t have been more proud. Not only did I save major cash but I got the exact shabby-chic look I was going for with matching throw pillows to boot.
And as for the blue velvet sofa, well, that just spoke to me in Macys one day.
As you can tell, I went a little crazy taking photos the other day so I’m putting together 2 more posts for the apartment tour to break it up a bit: kitchen & dining room + bedroom & bathroom pics to come within the next week!
What’s your favorite room in your house?
Have you ever taken on a DIY project that made you question your sanity too?
This is exactly the color red I’m looking for to paint my new apartment’s bedroom!! What type of paint and what shade?
I am in love with that chair. where did you get it?
Your living room is adorable! I love the color of the walls and adore your furniture. I’m in the market for some new furniture myself. I moved into my new house back in August and the living room, dining room and hallways are all painted cream. I need some color! :)
Elle, your living room is so cute! I adore the natural light that comes in and your sense of style is impeccable! Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to see the other photos you took! Happy Sunday, y’all :)
love that coffee table! where is it from?
When its all said and done, nothing will ever top the clubhouse!
Love this room! It’s so unique and everything goes so well together!
love every single thing about this room. so cute.
I love your chaise lounge. where did you get it?
Both the futon lounger and small grey sofa are from West Elm. Sadly they discontinued the lounger, if that’s the one you like! The sofa is from the Walton line.
Sorry, I did mean the futon lounger and that’s sad that West Elm is no longer carrying it. I really want one for my apartment. It is ideal! Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to see the rest of your apartment.
One of my favorite spaces!
LOVE LOVE!! You are so good at this stuff!
This room is BEAUTIFUL! I could sit in it for hours. As for Pottery Barn, I have a huge obsession with that place. I can’t even walk by the store without going in.
I don’t do enough DIY projects because I worked in theatre making costumes and building sets so the last thing I wanted to do was more sewing when I got home. I need to fix that and start making more projects!
I ADORE your apartment. That’s all.
Wow. Girlfriend, you’ve got some style!!!!