MY APARTMENT TOUR!

Hi fam!!! O M G, It’s finally here. I’m sorry it took me so long to complete my nesting process and complete this tour, but I hope it was worth the wait!!! I’ve been in California for about two years now (originally from the Bay Area though!), and I can’t believe how fast time flew by. My walls had been bare for so long, and it wasn’t until I started decorating that I felt a renewed energy in my space. Since I work from home, it was crucial for me to create a zen environment that’s functional for filming and working. I wanted to surround myself with things that made me happy and comfortable, but I have to be honest – it was a constant challenge to maintain a space that merges my work and personal life. For the first time ever, I finally feel like I have a great balance of both aesthetically pleasing and functional home space.

My home decor style is a hybrid of Scandinavian minimalism, mid century modern and California boho. It encompasses my love for simple modern design AND cozy organic touches. When decorating, I start with bright & white pieces and then surround them with marble, wood finishes and natural textiles. In terms of furniture, I try to invest in streamlined, sleek silhouettes that alleviate the eyes from visual bulk as you scan across a room.

LIVING ROOM

My living room comprises of two main areas: my main couch potato entertainment living space and my studio filming area. My entertainment area is defined by my moroccan style rug, gifted Burrow sectional sofa, marble coffee table, TV media console and a wooden bench that holds our record player and speakers. Behind the couch you will find two mismatched tables that separate the two spaces. I know they are awkwardly shaped side by side, BUT they hold my cameras, laptops, equipment and electronics while I am filming in the studio space and working on the couch. It’s like a buffet table of tech chaos that we eat from everyday, LOL! The open space in the back of the living area is reserved for filming. I have a standing floor mirror to check myself and plan outfits, and the brackets on the wall hold my backdrops. This two sectioned area is where I spent MOST of my time. One of my favorite things about my place are the huge windows that let in SO MUCH LIGHT all day long. I am so grateful for the light!

Sectional sofa | Ottoman | Marble coffee Table & nesting tables |White moroccan pouf | Black tree basket | Circle baskets wall decor | Wood side table | Black & white striped coasters | Brass hands terrarium | Tricolor knotted pillow | White fur lumbar pillow  & square shaped |  Black mudcloth 22×22 pillowSelenite tower | TV console  | Low baskets | Singing Bowl | White rainbow wall mirror | Wood bench | Zig Zag Rug or here | Metal console table | Brass table | Woven basket | Essential Quilts 

WOVEN BASKET WALL DECOR

We have the extra ottoman because we love snuggling side by side, legs up, as we watch TV. Since it was difficult to fit next to each other on just the chaise alone, Burrow, threw in the ottoman for extra leg support so that we can veg out in proper comfort (thank you so much, Burrow!!!). I like that we can move the ottoman around with ease, AND you can switch up the chaise position from left to right anytime for full customization. The light gray color looks lovely with my West Elm marble round coffee table. The rug was matched with my old IKEA couch, so it’s currently too small for this elevated sofa, but I love it so much – I’m just waiting for the larger size to come back in stock. (ps. these cozy slippers have been a major upgrade from my daiso flip flops!) Today’s outfit details:

I have to confess, I am a pillow addict!!! I like changing things up from time to time, and a pillow is the easiest way to switch up the vibe in a room with minimal effort. My large African mudcloth pillow is from an amazing Etsy shop called BryarWolf, the white fluffy rectangle pillow is the timeless West Elm mongolian fur cover and the knotted blue pillow is an under $20 affordable find. Here are some AWESOME Under $30 pillow picks to also check out!

CUTE PILLOWS UNDER $30

Our audio-technica record player, speakers, mini lamp (amazing light for such a little base!) and extra storage is tucked away under a modern wood bench. I have an addiction to baskets, totes, pouches and misc storage vessels, so I was delighted to find two low natural weave baskets that fit nicely under the bench. One has all of Boba’s toys (the low depth allows him to pull toys at his leisure. maybe one day he will learn to put them away too LOL) and the other has all of my active cables and electronics that I use to shoot with. Also, that rainbow pop art mirror is my FAVORITE wall decor EVER! It makes me smile everyday!

White rainbow wall mirror | Mini lamp | Canvas ceramic pot | Dip dyed Stool | Low baskets | White moroccan pouf | Wood lounge chair  & taller | Black & white geometric rug | Wood bench | Floor mirror | Mini planter | Lemonade record | Speakers | Record player 

KITCHEN

The second most used in space in our home is the kitchen! Cooking, eating and “standing desk” working all happen around the floating island. We were so fortunate that this counter height island came with the apartment because it eliminates the need for us to buy a separate dining table. All we had to do is add four industrial counter height barstools and we were good to go!

Industrial wood barstools | Acrylic Calendar | White storage console or similar more affordable option| Round wood mirror | Marble tray  | White tissue box cover | Woven storage bin | Marble fruit bowl | Succulent magnets & concrete (similar) | Rustic vaseEarrings | Essential Oils wood box | Acrylic tote | Clear organization bins

Next to the kitchen area, we needed a landing spot for miscellaneous items AND a place for me to do my makeup. I had this lacquer white storage console on my wish list for a while, so I was thrilled to see it fit this narrow wall perfectly AND provide me with ample drawer storage for my essential everyday makeup items. On the bottom shelf, I keep my other everyday necessities – a woven tote to round up my external batteries, wireless mice (for working on the kitchen island) and wipes (for a mid day face refresher) place on top of my massive box of essential oils. I diffuse my rooms 1-2 times a day, so I love having this beautiful box handy to mix up my favorite blends.

MY FAVORITE GADGETS!

OFFICE

Next up, the office! Jeremy and I share this space since we work from home. He mainly uses the desk area for his daily work hours and then joins me in the kitchen later in the day. Next to the desk is my working space where I organize all of the clothes I use for my videos. I’ve tried many different solutions, but the cubby hole storage unit + clothing rack seem to be the most successful combo so far. I can split up my clothes by article of clothing or by outfits when I prep for filming. On the other side of the desk, I have a marble console table that serves as a small countertop space for myself when I need to review paperwork or receipts within the office, and the smaller matching one is where I stack my incoming/outgoing mail boxes.

L-Shaped Desk or a desk w/ a storage tower | Office chair | Metal crosshatch art decor | Marble console desk & a narrower version | Marble nesting tables | White 25 cubby unit & similar modern version | 6 cubby unit | Wheeled printer cart | Bookcase | Clothing rack (similar) | Acrylic pen cup | White bamboo two toned planter | Brass LED task lamp | Desk tray | Eye mirror | Faux fur stool or one w/ acrylic legs | Gray accent rug (similar) | Floor mirror | Plastic tray | Stackable white storage bins 

I’m still looking for cute accent rugs to sprinkle across the apartment and cover empty floor spots like these. Here are a few affordable options I’ve been checking out!

ACCENT RUGS UNDER $30

Ahhh, nothing like a curated bookcase display. Looks so effortless, but in reality it takes dozens of tchotchke swapping sessions to get it justtttt right! For this bookcase, I wanted the top half to be loose & easy and the bottom be anchored in symmetry. I’ve scattered my favorite knick knacks, stacked my books (in rainbow color order) and added some plants on the top three shelves for a burst of personality, and the two bottom shelves are focused on stylish modular storage. I love how everything is clean, white with touches of different textures. Those canvas file boxes and quilted canvas bins are the cutest!!

from the top: Mini lamp | Black & white Globe | Brushstroke framed art & similar | Two toned planter | Terracotta Vase | White planter + saucer | Tiny planter | White medium planter | Geo metal frame terrarium | Tray | Square mirror | Marble salt box | Gold zebra dishClock | Fabric faux leather document box | Quilted grid canvas bin | Soft woven storage bin

I use a kid’s IKEA storage unit to organize the stream of papers that come into the house. I can quickly dump papers and receipts into their respective categories and then organize them at a later date when I do my accounting.

MORE BOOKCASE BAUBLES

BEDROOM

My bedroom is my serene, meditative space. I almost want it to mimic a cloud, layering white on white on white. It makes it super easy to decorate, lol! For my sleep space, I have an IKEA bed frame on top of a grid of FLOR squares, flanked by two campaign chests with clear jug table lamps. The majority of my bedding is all from Parachute with a few pieces from Brooklinen. I cannot tell you how grown up I felt when I upgraded my bedding, but seriously, I can never ever go back!!! The quality of sleep and is the best I’ve ever had, and I love the feeling of slipping into hotel level luxury every night.  Opposite of the bed, I have a dresser for clothes and a tall tower for makeup and beauty products.

Bed | Campaign chest nightstandsTriangle pillow | Bedding (linen) & (percale) Quilted shams (euro)  & (standard) | Striped mix & match sheet set Framed line artwork (old Minted WE) | Chest of 8 drawers | 9 drawer tall tower | White tissue box cover | Clear jug lamp base  & white shade | Rose quartz | Brass marble necklace holder | Ring marble cones & glazed cones | Candle | Brass floor lamp

TABLE LAMPS UNDER $50

BATHROOMS

My master bathroom has an above the toilet shelving tower. It was my first shelf styling project, and I’m still so proud of it! I enjoy it every time I look at it. It’s crazy how a faux plant can add a touch of freshness… to the toilet! LOL I also love the clear acrylic apothecary jars because they are so sturdy and light compared to glass (I have a set for both bathrooms) and the artisan string wall art at the top.

Over the toilet tower or here  | Framed string art | Potted faux succulent | Boy Girl bud vase | Woven lid basket  | Egg Vase | Acrylic apothecary jars 3 piece & 2 piece set | Animal matchstiker | Reed diffuser | Glass vanity tray

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Then for the main guest bathroom, I wanted to make it as spa like as possible. I did my same ol’ thang of layering different textures of white with the textiles. I tried to keep it as simple and clean as possible so any guests can feel relaxed and have maximum counter space.

Bath mats | Shower curtain | Waffle hand towel | Marble tray | Aesop hand wash & lotion duo | Glass bud vase

BATH RUGS UNDER $50

Storage tower (similar)  | Round marble bowl | Acrylic apothecary jars 3 piece & 2 piece set | Mirror vanity tray | Candle | Soft storage bin & love this one | Acrylic tray | Reed diffuser | Marfa print | Poo-pourri spray | Woven wall baskets (see assortment below too)

WOVEN BASKET WALL DECOR

PATIO

Moving from a big Texas house to an apartment was a big change, but I’ve honestly come to love and appreciate the downsizing process. The biggest adjustment came from trading our big backyard for our cozy little patio (no more mowing, yay!!). I recently upgraded this space by just adding a new rug, a pair of pillows and some plants, and it’s made a night and day difference in the happiness level out there. I actually love spending time breathing in the fresh air and enjoying my little space!

3 piece outdoor set (2 chairs + table)| Blue chevron rug |  Black and white outdoor lumbar pillows | straw elephant | Black side table | Rattan plant stand | Faux wood stool

OUTDOOR PILLOWS UNDER $30

MORE OUTDOOR PATIO SETS + RUGS

ENTRYWAY

Wall stick coat hanger | Shoe rack bench | Shoe cabinet | Round mirror | Gold grid mail basket  | Blue runner rug

Thank you guys SO MUCH for joining me on my apartment tour, today! It was a joy to share my home with you all. Thank you to Burrow for gifting me my beautiful new sofa that kicked off this decorating konmari-ing spree. I enjoy it every single day! Be sure to join me for more home decor adventures in the near future ;) LOVE YOU!

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3 Comments

  1. megan
    July 8, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    Thank you so much for this post! The links were SO helpful. Feeling super inspired!!

  2. Dana
    July 11, 2018 / 8:42 am

    Hi, where is the woven leather bag cross body bag from in the pictures of your entryway?

  3. Nai
    July 19, 2018 / 1:57 pm

    Hi! I love your apartment. Where did you get your fiddle leaf tree from? :)