All posts tagged: interior design

What Can I Fit into 600 Square Feet?

Originally posted on The Real Life:
APARTMENT DREAMING You guys. I have an adorable apartment smack-dab in the heart of Denver’s West Washington Park! The catch? I don’t move in for another 3 months. So in the meantime, brace yourselves for all the home design posts, as I brainstorm on how to decorate the place… Here is the apartment, as seen on Craigslist. (Don’t worry, I’ve scouted it out in person and know all the nooks and crannies, too.) 600 SQUARE FEET IS NOT A LOT …but it’s a good size for the desirable area I’ll be in, and it’s perfect for what I need. As for what I want? Well, because I’m a firm believer in Dreaming Big, here are all the spaces I hope to somehow incorporate into the space, inspired mainly by Pinterest and Apartment Therapy! Photo cred: Lindsay Hill Interiors A MAKESHIFT MUD ROOM There are two small alcoves by the front door, and I’d love to create a small entryway for boots, keys, and purse storage. With a little bench, perhaps a shelf, and…

Adopting a Minimalist Lifestyle.

Originally posted on SHEU QUEN | THE RACONTEUR:
Minimalist living. Credits: Yoga Journal. Let me ask you a question: Would you be able to live in a home like the one above? No, really. Would you? Or will you think that your home is so threadbare that you need to fill it up with all the knick knacks that your family and friends have bought for you over the years? Or perhaps the oriental ornamental figurines that your grandmother bought for you during her recent trip around Southeast Asia? Or the lacy table runners that your mother-in-law has been knitting for you and might disown you if you didn’t put them up? I’ve been doing a lot of research recently, and writing a lot of articles on minimalism. These works were mostly for home and interior design, specifically as a type of home interior design style. But I have often wondered though, is it possible to achieve a minimalist zen lifestyle? Apparently, it is a growing trend now for people to have the least amount of…

It’s 2016: Let’s All (Re)Decorate For Fuller House!

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
So remember a couple months ago when Netflix (pause: I was typing this and a Fuller House commercial legit came on the TV – it’s weird this popular streaming service is advertising on network TV. ANYWAYS) released the first promo for Fuller House? If you don’t, maybe it’s because you blocked it out after CRYING SO MANY UNEXPECTED TEARS. https://youtu.be/uhInIOKwGXU It was the first look into the new era of a Tanner family, or rather “Fuller” family since that’s DJ’s married name now, and how things have changed since 1995. Specifically, it’s comprised of shots of an empty house, which looks all too familiar and different at the same time. For many of us, this home isn’t just the ‘house that built the tanners’, it’s the ‘house that built me’ as a viewer as well. But of course they can’t keep the exact same set from 20 years ago. It’s TV, things need to updated and shown that time has passed, so in conjunction with our ongoing series Let’s All Decorate,…

It’s 1996: Let’s All Decorate Our Childhood Bedrooms!

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
In this Let’s All Decorate, we’re taking it back to 1996 – one of the summers that stands out sharpest in my memory, although I’m not sure why. The Olympics were on TV and I was obsessed with the entire U.S. Gymnastics team and their flat snappy hair clips. My brothers and I knocked a pint of wall primer onto the hall carpet imitating old people at a wedding dancing the Macarena. I spent my days at acting camp, falling hard for improv. Mitzi, my beloved, gentle mutt, slipped out of the front gate and was never seen again. My mission in life was to be the kind of person who owned a bra, and by fall I had one (I concede that it was, and is, completely unnecessary).  Inspired by the summer’s hit film Harriet The Spy, I took to observing my inner-city neighbors and writing down their activities in a notebook … for about two weeks, when I forgot. There were kind of a lot of drug deals,…