Sunday, June 5, 2011

Goodbye, Apartment.

Because this is my last week in my apartment, I thought I'd give you all a tour of my home for the past 9 months in case you missed it throughout the year.
It's small, but has lots of personality! My main goal was to make it as colorful as possible without being able to paint and of course, make it feel as homey as possible.

Family Room:
Made By Girl Candy Yellow Love print



Long patterned curtains are a wonderful way to lengthen the space, and add color when you aren't allowed to paint. My sweet grandma made these ones for me after I designed them (:


Bedroom {aka. Lavender's home}:

Desk Area:

Just changed things up a bit for the last week of Spring:

My Anthro monogrammed mug holds my pens and pencils {ps. the mugs are only $6 and are ADORABLE.  After you finish this post...you should go get one(: }

Our ballet themed bathroom:


Framed pictures of my roommate and I in our tutu's (: We took dance from the same studio when we were little and didn't even know it!



To make this little message board, I framed a piece of pink scrapbook paper and used a whiteboard marker to write the message.  So fun to change the paper and the quote!

And that's a rap.  Apartment: it's been fun. Off to a new adventure for next fall.  I can't wait to document our journey to finding a little house.

Happy Sunday!
I'll be busy studying for finals and packing this week, so I have some cute blogging friends lined up to keep you company! I'll pop in a few times, too (:
Love,
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40 comments:

  1. Your apartment is so lovely...
    it must be hard to leave it ♥

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  2. I love your apartment - I wish my dorm had looked like that! You really utilized the space you had to its full potential and I love the look you created with you desk!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  3. i love your apartment, it's so cute! please come decorate my house :)

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  4. Such a cute apartment! LOVE the curtains in your living room!

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  5. i would love to live in that cute apartment! You did a wonderful job decorating it! I think I mayy try to make something like the cork board week calendar you have in your desk area- love it!

    hope you are having a great weekend!

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  6. Adorable! I wish my college apt was that cute!

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  7. So very cute - can't wait to see your new place! Good luck with finals!

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  8. So very cute - can't wait to see your new place! Good luck with finals!

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  9. I love the quote and the frame! Can I use the pic on my blog to serve as a reminder? thanks!

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  10. i love it all but i love the bathroom!!!!!!!

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  11. Your apartment is adorable!! I'm in love. Can I move in after you leave? :)

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  12. oh my gosh! i love it all. its so perfect. and its so my style! i need to know where you got everything so i can copy and do in my apartment :)

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  13. Oh my goodness! I absolutely love love love it! When I have mucho dinero some day i totally want you to decorate for me!
    I am so lazy, I don't know that I'd have ever put that much effort into a place that wasn't permanent... but all in all I realize it is so worth it!

    CarissaExplainsItAll

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  14. Michaela! I LOVE your apartment. And those day corkboards above your desk - I'm doing that today. Love it!

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  15. VERY CUTE! Now can you come over and fix up mine? Lol. Good luck with moving and everything. :)

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  16. Such a beautiful apartment. I love the idea of framed scrap booking paper! I am attempting to do it in my living room to add a pop of color. Good luck packing :)

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  18. I love your cork board/calender idea!

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  19. Love, love, love it!! All the pops of color are just amazing!!

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  20. What a lovely apartment, I love the message board!

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  21. I adore your place! Come decorate my home:)

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  22. Goodbye to your beautifully decorated apartment! I can't wait to see how you decorate your new place! Good luck with finals!

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  23. i love everything about your apartment..it looks so homey and comfortable. especially love the cork boards for each day of the week...i think i need to copy that !

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  24. Your apartment is great! You would never guess you were renting -- you've injected so much personality! How fun about you and your roommate dancing at the same place! Can't wait to see what all you do in your new place!

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  25. Your apartment is so so cute! Love all the pops of color...you're just so talented! :)

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  26. Have fun this summer!! Your apartment is super cute!!! So funny that I went to anthro today to pick up one of those mugs for my office!! Happy Sunday!

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  27. This is just too adorable! I love lavender and the ballet themed bathroom! Too bad I'm married and have to keep it gender neutral haha
    Love all the little details!

    xo, Ana

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  28. Your apartment is so cute! Its full of personality :)...love it!

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  29. I dont think our college apt was as nice as yours! The living had pretty much nothing but an old couch and old tv lol

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  30. It's so precious!! I'm sure you will miss it, but I can't wait to see your new place and how you turn it into "yours" :). xoxo

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  31. Michaela! Some way, some how, I missed the fact that you lived in an apartment with a roomate! I guess I just thought you lived at home! Wow, I need to pay more attention to detail! Hehe!

    But seriously, that apartment was way cute... but I would expect nothing less from you, Miss Budding Interior Designer! :P

    Can't wait to see what the next steps in your journey will hold!

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  32. Your place is so cute! Best of luck finding a house!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I always enjoy meeting new bloggers :) {following you now} Keep in touch!

    xo,
    Kelley

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  33. Lovely! I definitely know the challenges of decorating for the short term and you did a fab job! Best of luck with your finals!

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  34. So jealous of your apartment.. ours feels more like dorm that home :(
    Hopefully that will change soon!

    P.S. That last bible verse is one of my favorites!

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  35. Oh my GOSH! I love the write on wipe off photo frame idea! I am totally doing that!!!
    Thanks so much! Your apartment is beautiful!

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  36. Your apartment is adorable. It looks so cozy!

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  37. I love what you did with your space :) love your blog! New follower!! From Mackey Madness :)

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  38. Thank you for showing spaces like this! I got married a month ago and moved into an apartment with my husband. It's not as bad as some of my college apartments were, but it's REALLY tan (tan walls, tan carpet) and we're not allowed to paint or really make any major changes. I've been having such a hard time knowing what to do with it. Most websites show examples of decorated apartments that have awesome bones, great architecture, amazing floors, etc. and not the standard apartments that many of us have to live in. I love seeing how you made this space work for you. You gave me courage to post a little sneak peek of our apartment, even though it's not perfect and we can't customize as much as we'd like to. Thanks!

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