As much as I love living in a city, sometimes I miss being able to have a nice big yard or outdoor space. We do, however have an teeny tiny little lawn and front stoop that is perfect for a few simple outdoor accessories. A chair and pillow to relax and soak in the sun is a must. We’ve also been collecting apartment friendly garden accessories and have started a little urban garden of our own.
Good morning! I thought it would be fun to share different aspects of our apartment progress as it unfolds! Certain projects have definitely been put on the back burner since Bosco joined us, but things are slowly starting to come together.
This weekend I started tackling these beautiful built-ins we have in our apartment. I absolutely love built-ins, but they can be a bit intimidating to decorate! There are so many possibilities of how to fill them, but the key is definitely styling them right. I started with a lot of stuff and slowly edited it down until it felt right.
The vintage bottles on the top shelf are from our wedding – we used them to hold little blooms during cocktail hour. I love the way the varying shapes and heights look next to one another. On the next shelf we have started quite the collection of wine corks. Recently I began writing on them for special occasions. I enjoy looking back and reading them every once in a while! Next is our family picture shelf – this still needs something; I’m thinking about adding some books for height variation. Below it is the ampersand we bought from Workerman. I love how bold it is but super simple at the same time. Lastly is a calendar filled with different Italian landmarks and some antique milk bottles my mom found for me.
It’s still a work in progress, but I’m feeling pretty good about where I am so far. I need to let it sit for a while and see how I feel in a few weeks!
How do you go about styling shelves? It’s definitely a skill to make things look perfectly placed but not overdone. It’s something I’m constantly challenging myself to get better at.
Today’s Assembled features some great kitchen products. I love the simplicity of these pieces and the fact that they are all well-made with quality materials and ingredients.
To help me get through my winter blues, I decided to start gathering spring inspiration. This time it’s not specific to a room, but some fun pieces to help brighten up your space. I love the juxtaposition of delicate lines and bolder patterns – organic strokes and geometric shapes. All of these colors are so refreshing to look at and bring a smile to my face
Happy St. Patty’s! I’m traveling for work this week so thought I’d get a head start on my posts!
As I’ve hinted before, I’ve always loved the idea of having a pop of color couch with neutral accents to compliment it. How great is this mustard yellow color? The simplicity of the geometric pieces and their clean lines add a lot of visual interest while still allowing the yellow couch to shine through. I could see these pieces forming a beautiful modern living room in a bright white loft space. I definitely want that faceted terrarium for our new place!