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My Bedroom Trimmings

May 4, 2017

 

Home Sweet Home 🙂

Hello friends. A special post coming at you today featuring a few changes made to my bedroom to freshen up the vibes for spring (and my last few months in this apartment . . . I’m currently home hunting in a new neighborhood in Brooklyn). I was feeling in a bit of a rut with the old formation of my furniture. I basically swapped the placement of my dresser and bed. It’s a bit funky with my bed right up against the second entrance to my apartment, but I never used that door ever anyways, so it doesn’t matter. It’s only temporary anyways. This slight change was just what I needed to be inspired again by my living space. Feeling creative in my bedroom is super important since I spend so much time in this room. I sleep here, and I do work from my desk by the window. When I look around, I like to feel enlightened and happy. And now with my bed facing the window, I wake up to lots of light. It’s an energetic kick starter to my day. 

The Mattress

Now . . . onto my brand spanking new mattress by HELIX. I’ve been sleeping on it for about a month now, and it has been life changing. It was made to be suited just for me. The process that HELIX gives is customers is a personalized shopping experience. Just answer some questions in their sleep quiz about your sleeping preferences, body type and sleeping style, and they will customize the best mattress option for you. If you want, you can split the bed in two, so that each side is individually customized for you and your partner 🙂 How rad is that?! Now everyone can sleep happy. haha. My mattress is perfectly medium firm, exactly the way I like it, and I’ve been sleeping like a baby ever since. No going back after this one, that’s for sure. Thanks, HELIX. 

The Comforter

Now, onto the bed dressings! Out with the old, in with the new! I got a new comforter by Laura Ashley. It’s one of the best comforters I’ve had in a while. Keeps me warm when its cold, and cool when it’s too hot! It’s a keeper. And the quality is excellent, which is so important. I don’t know about you, but I like my comforter filled with real down feathers. The weight and feel makes all the difference. 

The Bed Sheets

And it’s a known fact that nothing feels better than a new set of sheets and comforter cover. My bed sheets, comforter cover, pillow cases and grey throw blanket are all by Snowe Home. I first discovered this brand at a press dinner late last year. I love the minimalism of their designs. I wanted to keep my bed all white, sharp and crisp, so I could add accents wherever I wanted here and there. This sheet set is the best. And it feels good against my skin. My mom gave me these real fur accent pillows. The tone of grey-ish blue, verging on turquoise, is so beautiful! I couldn’t resist throwing these on top of all the white. 

The Rug

Speaking of accents . . . say hello to my new vintage-inspired rug from Rugs-USA.com. This one specifically is the Silky Road Antique Brick Medallion AS19 Rug in blush. This was actually exactly what my room needed. It makes me room look even bigger in a way. For some reason, the placement of my bed needed a sort of frame to make it pop. This rug was just the thing to do that. It’s soft tones of pink, white and orange are a melody of sunset goodness all together. Love how my furry pillows complement the tones of pink on my rug, as well. The combination was unexpectedly perfect. When I move, I’m definitely going to pick up another rug from Rugs-USA.com for the living room!

The Wall Hanging

I moved a framed print I have to the wall at the foot of my bed, alongside my vintage guitar that is in need of desperate tuning. That I will get done soon, I promise. haha. Oh, and hanging on the handle of the door is a cute little woven baby cactus wall hanging from The Little Avocado. It fits right in with my bedside table full of candles and my plant that is still alive and kicking (thankfully). 

Well, that’s it for now. A few minor changes, and my living space feels refreshed again. It makes me the happiest to light my candles at the end of the day, hiding underneath the covers. Then feeling my rug beneath my feet first thing in the morning. Right before the first sip of matcha tea. Life is feeling good right now 🙂 

 

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My New Couch From High Fashion Home

September 15, 2016

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Beckham Sofa in Vance Gold from High Fashion Home
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Home is like a state of mind. It’s a sense of peace. A comforting sort of understanding at the end of a long day that provides the best sort of relief. Comforting even when no relief is needed. It’s just so nice to know that it is there waiting for us to fill in its nooks and corners to complete it whenever we can. In the morning, home a sweet haven of refreshment, untouched by the soon to come ups and downs and all arounds of the day. In the evenings, home is where I have the time to rest my mind and slowly spill out thoughts into sentences on paper or right here online for this little blog. My home is an expression of me, but I also want it to inspire me at the same time. It deserves the same attention and respect as it gives me as soon as I come home and kick off my boots looking for a place to rest my thoughts. I’ve been in my modest yet large Bushwick two-bedroom apartment for over two years now, and just these past few months I really committed to the task of making it really feel like a home. The idea of investment when it comes to my home space is important to me now. Quality over quantity. Taste and personality are things I appreciate, and I want me home to reflect these things about me. I want it to go beyond just a place to sleep at a night. I want to love the place I live and the things that I put in it. I want it to uplift my mood.

The one room that always needed the most work since day one was my living room. It was the room I saved for last. Always bland and simple, with a second hand dresser to hide the things that I didn’t know what to do with. But this room had so much potential. It deserved to have me spending more time in it during the days and nights. What it needed was a centerpiece. Something bold and bright and happy. And preferably velvet. High Fashion Home had my dream couch I came to found. In a summer sort of marigold that lightens up my heart. It really is the sweetest thing, and it brightened up my living room tenfold. The change was quite dramatic, even my furniture movers told me so. Finally, the pictures on my walls felt like they were rightfully complemented and far less random. The room was tied together. The yellow balancing out the hues of red and pink in my rug from Tictail, another one of my living room statement pieces. My little floor corner nook is where I want to sit and chat with my friends with a glass of wine. Maybe pile a few pillows in the corner and read a book. This corner was completely bare before the couch came in, and look at what it became. My living room makes me happy, and I haven’t been able to say that for a long time.

Check out more couches to lust over at High Fashion Home >>> HERE. Plus a whole other things to make your home space pretty as a peach.

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Work Space

October 23, 2014
A peek at my little work space nook in my bedroom. I’ve been creating collages since elementary school, and the craft has stuck with me ever since. Although a far cry from the one’s I’ve made before featuring at least 5 cutouts of Josh Hartnett’s beautiful face on the front and back of my school binders, these new ones still do the trick of keeping me inspired every single day. Images that build dreams. Plus a crystal geode to keep the good energy flowing. Fresh flowers for a sweet scent. Lots of natural light to keep me calm and focused on the work I have to get done in front of me. I’m looking at images for a good portion of the day, so my work area has to be light and bright so every detail can be considered. My desk is currently covered with watercolor paints and fabric samples. I’m always working on something different, and a lot of times I like to get my hands dirty. With some folksy tunes or rock and roll playing in the background, I’m totally in my zen zone.

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