1.17.2013

apartment love {decorating inspiration}

As I mentioned in this post D and I moved into an awesome new apartment -- and even thought we've only been here for a month, I have so many fun and exciting decorating ideas.  A few things I had in mind include:

Turning a small awkward room in my dream walk in closet
Exposed brick in the living room
Two faux fireplaces = decorating mantle HEAVEN!
his/her office with chalkboard wall....and other chalkboard projects
Sliding barn door for our bedroom
Man cave/Hobby room for all of D's activities 

Here are some pics I found on my pinterest that I'm using for inspiration. Working full-time AND blogging does not lend itself to a lot of free time (I'm sure you all know that!) but I'm going to try and tackle decorating projects room by room. Check out these ideas -- 
I mentioned in this post wanting to do a fun project with a pallet but have yet to actually come up with an idea. Poor D, he went out and found this extremely heavy pallet, dragged it into our old, tiny apartment, disassembled it and it has sat there unused. Shame on me -- but this is just one reason why I love him. Anyway, the two ideas I've come up with are creating a cool focal point for our living room with a word painted on it {maybe HOME} or create a similar look in our bedroom seen below.
Thoughts?
Moving on, we have a small room that we didn't know what to do with. It will serve as a guest room when we actually have people stay, but we wanted something a little more functional because how often does that happen. So D's man cave/music room was created. Here are some ideas he picked out {some already in the process} and pics soon to follow...
then we have an another room for an office. I've been picturing this really cool office with his and her sides as this awesome space to inspire and drive our passions. I blog among other things and D is currently writing a book -- so what better place to create with inspiration all around us. And how about a black magnetic chalkboard wall too -- 
yes, I think so.
 Next up -- we want to make sliding barn doors for our bedroom. The office and bedroom connect with no door (welcome to Hoboken where everything is old, and all buildings have weird quirks about them) so we wanted to create a separate working space and bedroom sanctuary. 
 Love the idea of an accent wall.
 D and I are obsessed with our coffees and teas -- so a beverage station seems like a natural addition. Ours won't be as hooked up as this (mostly because we're working with limited space in the kitchen area) but I want something functional and cool. We use of Keurig machine like 574389574829 times a day -- so we might as well make it a functional area that makes it easy for us.
Our apartment has another small room off our bedroom which we just couldn't figure out what to do with. And then the light bulb went off and said -- "I wanna make this my dream walk-in closet!"
I saw this very image on pinterest and wanted to create a similar look. The actual closet organizer (from Home Depot) has already been purchased and assembled (thanks baby!) and now I need to do some major organizing and decorating. Pics to follow soon!
With February quickly approaching I've been trying to find cute ideas for valentine's day mantles.
I like this one because of it's simplicity.
I'll be sure to post what I come up with later....

Well that's all kids. Now it's time to make my decorating ideas into reality.

Hope you all have a lovely day!

-Steph

53 comments:

  1. I turned my guestroom into my makeup room/office/workout room. It my woman cave lol! I will have to do a blog post on it soon.

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  2. So many fun look! I love that one with the closet...swoon! =)
    Jenni
    www.foundinmycloset.blogpsot.com

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  3. I cannot wait to see photos of your apartment once it's all finished. How big is it, how many rooms? Love the closet pic above and especially that simple, modern & white mantel. =)

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  4. I think its time to start the next project!! :) love you!!

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  5. Fabulous ideas. I would kill for a dream walk-in closet!!! Someday i hope. It's definitely hard to get things but tackle one thing at a time.

    Agi:)

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  6. A lot of great decorating inspiration! In the process of rearranging/redecorating some parts of my apartment so this post is great!

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  8. All of the things you want to do in your apartment are things I want to do as well! Building my dream walk-in closet is totally at the top of that list ;)

    xo, alison*elle

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  9. such cute ideas!! Following you now. Thanks for commenting! Would love for you to follow back.


    xo

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  10. I'm glad you found me because I've been enjoying catching up on some of the stuff on your blog. You used to live in PA? I live in MD near the border. You mentioned Baltimore in one of your posts, and I was like WHAT? No fashion blogger ever mentions that city. It made me happy :)

    Anyway, yes, I am following you now!

    Oh, and I totally want that dream closet.

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  11. Lovely inspiration photos! Love that chevron wall!

    Jamie
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  13. These are some super cute ideas. Really love the coffee station. I want one!!

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  14. Okay... I officially want to redecorate my whole house now. I love all of these. xx. McKenna Lou
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  15. I hope you do a before and after pictures of the room!!

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  16. Great inspiration pictures!!

    xx Mounia
    www.nonchalantrebel.blogspot.com

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  17. Love these inspiration photos! My husband and I are continually on a search for a new place but nothing fits (either in size or budget!). I have since decided that it will happen when it happens but until then...I don't want to wait to decorate and style the space we're in. =) Good luck with your decorating and styling!
    xo,
    nancy

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  18. I love that hello sign and the closet and that heart mantle! I want my own place so I can do this!

    Eve
    lovealwayseve.blogspot.com

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  19. Hey girl love your blog! I started following with bloglovin'! :)

    These are all such cute ideas! Can't wait to see everything you end up doing!

    xo, Courtney
    shabbyloveschic.com

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  20. So many great ideas!! I love the wooden headboards and the black wall :)
    Make sure to post updates once you use some of these inspirations in your own space!

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  21. I love that valentine's day mantle! I just posted about my dream closet today, unfortunately my boy doesn't agree with me (yet) that the weird room connected to our bedroom would be perfect for a closet ;)

    Kristina

    Kristina does the Internets

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  22. you found some good inspiration. I just adore those headboards. loving your blog!

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  23. Great inspiration, decorating is so fun!

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  24. Love that chevron wall in the kitchen! Such a unique touch! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Following you now!

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  25. I love the wood headboard! Seems fairly easy with big impact in a small space!

    xx kelly

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  26. Great pics! I love getting decorating ideas on pinterest. A room converted into a closet is my dream! Maybe someday... I hope you do it so I can see and covet it. :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm loving yours and I'm following!
    Tiffany
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  27. the black wall is great! also love the accent pattern wall. thanks for this post. we need ideas here in our little nest.

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  28. It's always so exciting to move into a new place and to be able to start with a clean slate when it comes to decorating. I'm loving all of these Pinterest ideas, especially the wood planks as wall decor/a head board. May have to steal some of these inspirations!

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  29. LOVE the ideas! xoox
    ~B
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