It's been a week since moving in, and we're pretty much all settled in! I'm pretty sure I've had more fun decorating our little home than doing pretty much anything else. Ever. I can remember back to when I was little and I'd be thinking of what I wanted my apartment to look like when I grew up. Well, my friends, I don't feel grown up, because it seems like yesterday I had those "when I grow up..." thoughts. But it also seems that I am almost 20, living in another state, pursing my dream, and living in a cute little apartment with some sweet friends. And that is classified as "grown up". Of course, I still have lots more growin' up to do, but wow, time flies!
I'm really excited to show you our little slice of California right here in Seattle. (Since all my roommates are from California) (:
Our cute dish towels
The kitchen overlooks the family room
Our breakfast/lunch/dinner bar
Family room. The view is so awesome...we feel like we're living in a tree house because all we see are the branches and leaves of this huge green tree! This TV cabinet was a great find! I was touring an open house since that's my hobby, and mentioned to the seller I liked her TV cabinet. She she was selling it for $40! (Originally $200 at Ikea.) Clearly, I left with a new piece of furniture (:
The beautiful curtains my grandma sewed us. She's so talented!
The You Are My Sunshine prints I made during summer are perfect above the couch. We're still looking for something to put to the left of them. Suggestions? We bought this beige slip cover for our sofa, because I've never seen an uglier couch pattern before in my life! It's maroon:
(Our apartment came furnished, so we didn't know what type of couches/patterns we'd have!) So glad the slipcover worked out. I can actually take the room seriously.
For other art work, I cut squares of cute patterned coordinating fabric and framed it! Simple and inexpensive. I also framed the picture of the word "Blessed" that I wrote in the sand while my family and I went to Huntington Beach this summer.
I'm really excited about how it turned out!
I'm linking to:
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
Love and Being a Grown-Up,