Saturday, February 5, 2011

Home, Sweet Home

This post is especially for my mother, who has been asking to see pictures of my apartment for the past two months. Mom, thanks for being patient. Everyone else, thanks for indulging us.

Here is the grand tour:
This is our cozy entryway. If you look closely on the left, you'll see the awesome coat rack that Graham put up. He was excited to get to pull out the drill for this little project, and I must say, I really like having the rack there.
Our living room is the first thing you see when you come into the apartment. It's not big, but it fits our couch PERFECTLY (we measured before we signed the lease, and we have about 3 inches to spare). Eventually, we'll put something on the big, blank wall, but we haven't gotten than far yet. I spend a lot of time in the corner of the couch reading, grading, and (lately) watching episodes of Psych.
Next, we are proud to introduce our DINING table! It's a little guy, but it's cute and was a great price on KSL. Plus, it's much better than sitting on the couch and using a ShopVac box as a coffee table. (Notice the flowers from my cute husband on the table. They're two weeks old and still holding up!)My favorite place to be is the kitchen. Not that our kitchen is anything special (in fact it is ridiculously tiny), but I have been enjoying time to experiment with all the new toys we got for our wedding. I think my favorite part about the kitchen is that when you open the dishwasher, it takes up just about the whole width of the kitchen!With a small space, we've been creative with storage. Thankfully our laundry room is pretty big and doubles nicely as a pantry and cleaning closet.
Our bathroom is feeling more and more zen as I decorate bit by bit. The orchid, while serving no practical purpose (as Graham pointed out), makes me happy (which Graham supports generously).
I was really excited to buy this shower curtain. I found it at Ross before we got married and bought it on a whim. Graham doesn't understand my excitement, but he is enjoying having a house with matching decorations (and any decorations at all).
Last, but not least, our bedroom. It just barely fits our king size bed and dressers, but we don't have anything else to put in there anyway. :) And, my FAVORITE part of the whole apartment is the fact that we have...SALOON DOORS!

I mean, who doesn't need a set of these classics to add some flavor to a decorating scheme. The apartment manager called them cafe doors, but I don't buy it. These babies are straight out of a John Wayne movie. They are inspirational.

That's the end. I purposely did not include a picture of our guest room/office because it's currently functioning more as a storage closet. Someday, I'll finish organizing in there, and it'll be great. Until then, you'll just have to come visit and see it in person!

Thanks to all of you who have contributed so generously to our little home. It is a huge blessing to have a place we can call our own, and we are enjoying the creation of our HOME, even if it's a temporary one.


Brenda said...

This is so cute! You were always good at spucing up a space. :)

Jeff said...

I like that dining room table. I remember how proud of it you were that night we helped you pick it up.

Carol said...

What an absolutely lovely first home! Thanks for indulging your mother who, living several hundred miles away, can't just drop by for a visit. I'd call first anyway.

Robyn said...

Oh, it is looking so cute! That's it, you're hired! If Jeff and I (by some miracle) find a new house I have to have you come and help me decorate. Love it!

Paul and Susan said...

You've done a nice job with your place.

Rachel Eddington said...

I recognize some of that stuff. It seems strange to see it in a new place because I'm so used to seeing it in our bedroom. Your place looks great.

Kristy said...

Cute! We can't wait to come visit and see it (and you) in person. I especially love (maybe envy is more accurate) the mixer in the corner of your kitchen :)