Monday, February 27, 2012


There are so many things I love about this image I found on Design Attractor.
Of the many things I love in life, one of the things very high on my list is SHOES.  I know, call me a stereotypical girl all you want, but I don’t care.  I love shoes.  I will always love shoes.  I can’t ever have enough shoes.  I may actually buy a pair today.  (so there!)
I am also a bit OCD.
So, naturally, I LOVE THIS CLOSET.  It’s all about shoes and it’s color-coordinated and there are lots of books (I love reading,too) and lots of natural light and the chandelier adds just the right touch of class.  I can only hope that one day, my apartment will sport it’s very own shoe-and-book closet.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Room in Parts

So I live in a (tiny) room in Brooklyn in a brownstone that was renovated from top to bottom, and I have to say I like it quite a bit.  There isn’t too much that I can do to the room as far as painting and changes, but with all my personal stuff in the room, I think it looks pretty cozy.
I have an exposed brick wall, which I absolutely love.  I think it brings so much warmth to a space, in such a simple way.
The rest of the walls are a really warm creamy color with a lot of yellow hues to it.  I am lucky enough to have two large windows in my room, with a small patch of wall between them that I have made into a mini-collage zone:
I have a whole mish-mash of stuff on the wall that reminds me of my loved ones and the good memories we share.  I love love love the old-timey photo strips that I get every summer at the beach.  The one in the center is me and my friends from a few years back, and the one on the right is me and my boyfriend, G.  In the top-left, you can see a photo of my bestie, Courtney, who has her own very amazing and inspiring blog that everyone should check out.
Just a few little bits to put a smile on my face.
Below, I have a small bookshelf that my wonderful friend Julie gave me when I moved here on my own and needed storage options.  On it, I have a lamp made from an old glass wine bottle that I found at a thrift store with a shade from IKEA (the shade that came with the lamp was hideous).  Next to it, I have quite possibly the most efficient jewelry stand EVER.  It holds all of my earrings and rings in easy-to-locate tiers and spins for easy access to everything.  I got it as a gift almost 5 years ago when I first moved to NY for school, and I still love it.
Sorry for the poor image quality…I took these photos at night so all the colors look a little bland, but I promise my room is much more lively in person! 

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Welcome!! (both to myself and my readers)

Hey everyone!
So.  I’ve been reading a million blogs lately that have me really inspired and eager to get out of school and into the real world so that I can make some money and ultimately create a super cool space for my future self.  I am majoring in Architecture but I have a strong pull towards the residential/interior design side of things, so all of those DIY blogs out there have really got me going!!
Here are a few of my current favorites:
Cup of Jo encompasses interior design, fashion, food, and family.  It really makes me look forward to what I see myself doing when I’m married with a baby, and I love it.
Little Green Notebook which is a blog about DIY interior design tricks.  Most of the projects are pretty low-budget and look super simple to execute.  I absolutely cannot wait to try some of them!
Manhattan Nest is written by a guy about my age who also lives in New York and documents all his findings and design-ings.  He has a really great sense of humor which makes the blog addicting to read.
Back home in MD, my parents are moving into a smaller house built in 1880 and I CAN’T WAIT to go home in about a week and a half to help with the move.  I’m so excited to arrange the furniture, figure out what goes on the walls/bookshelves and where, as well as all the other fun things that occur during a move.  I’ll do my best to try to remember to take before and after pictures to document the progress!
I’ve blogged in the past about my travels to Copenhagen, and when I studied in Rome, and I had a really tough time trying to keep up with regular posts, but I promise I’ll try my best to keep this one up to date!