Earlier this month our studio apartment was featured in Rue Magazine, photographed by Monica Wang Photography. What an honor it was to see our little abode across the pages of my favorite online magazine! Alexa and I decorated our little hearts out. Today I'm sharing the pictures of our apartment that didn't get shown in the magazine spread. You may have been wondering if we had a bathroom in this tiny 600 square foot place of ours! We sure do :) I'll get to that, but first I wanted to show you the floor plan of the studio so you could get a feel for the space layout.
It really is small, but luckily we made it feel very open. First up is the entry!
This is my favorite shot, so I just have to show it again :) You can sort of get a feel for the whole space. The kitchen is to the left, the bedroom area is to the right, and the living area is straight ahead.
My chevron dresser is a fun piece and is where I keep my clothes, a few school supplies, and double as a buffet/bar when we have people over.
The bedroom area is tight, but it works well! We did a beautiful gallery wall of our cross collection above my bed and topped it off with my Grace, not Perfection print.
Here's our bathroom! I actually LOVE our bathroom and it's rather spacious for a loft apartment. We have the washer and dryer over there to the right, which is very convenient. Our "linen" storage is that cute green cabinet, which we got very lucky with and were able to steel it from Alexa's dad's work.
Splashes of hot pink brighten up the space, while the concrete wall provides the perfect back drop.
*all images by Monica Wang Photography
There you have it! Below are a few sources for my favorite items:
Entry console table: Lulu & Georgia
Doormat: Lulu & Georgia
Framed artwork on entry table: Jill Atogwe (email for custom art: jkatogwe
Kitchen rug: Lulu & Georgia
Kitchen Island, artwork, club chair, sofa, linen storage unit: my roommate's dad's storage. He is a builder and stages homes after they are done. We were able to get most of our furniture from his leftovers!
Chevron dresser: DIY by Michaela
Blue bedding: April Cornell
Pink bedding: Pottery Barn
White headboard: Restoration Hardware
Crosses: Collected by both of us
Grace print: Emily Ley Shop
Soap tray: West Elm
Soaps: Design Darling
Pink hand towel: Anthropologie
I can't believe I'm moving and saying goodbye to this place TODAY. That's right, I'm packing up and moving back the Bay Area today. I can safely say this is my favorite place I've lived over my college years. After 5 moves in 4 years, I'm ready to be home with my family and make life happen. Thank you for letting me share my college living situations with you, and hopefully they inspire you to make wherever you live feel like home-- even if it's temporary! That's my biggest piece of advice. Wherever you live presently deserves a little love, and in turn will make you so much happier. Love where you live, friends!