Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Makin' Life Pretty

First of all, I want to thank everyone for the sweet comments and e-mails yesterday. I really appreciate it so much. 

In the middle of the sadness, something exciting did happen yesterday. I know I mentioned that we had signed a lease a couple weekends ago and moving in mid-September. But, we were also waiting for a unit with a garage to come available and we had been told we could just be transferred over into a new unit. 

This weekend one opened up and we got to transfer over to it! But, it moved our move in date up 3 weeks. At first, we tried to push the date back to the original date, but apparently it would raise the rent a very considerable amount and we're not willing to pay the extra! So. We officially move in the end of this month! 

Now that I have a date, I'm officially in decoration mode! I'm browsing Pinterest even more than normal. As well as Target, Bed, Bat and Beyond, etc. looking for what I want to do with it! And of course making sure it's not too girly ;) 


My furniture is white, so I have to do something to make it a little less girly-looking. So that's where the gray and other neutrals come in. This is the exact bedding I think we're getting. And the inspiration board is pretty much what I'm looking for. I may add in some touches of yellow, because I think it's such a calming color but Christian doesn't like it all that much. 




Living Room  

There is a built in desk in the apartment, so I definitely need to have the shelves above it looking pretty! I WILL be having a red couch. I'm buying a nice slipcover for my current not-so-cute couch so we don't have to worry about buying one right now. I also don't want a standard media console, so I'm looking at different ways to mount the new TV and so far, this is my favorite one I've found so far. And finally, we're thinking about having the couch out in the room a little bit, due to spacing issues so I really like the bookshelves around it so we can actually use the space. 


I still need to look at what I want to do with the bathroom and kitchen. Obviously, the kitchen isn't really going to be decorated, per se. But, I found some really cool printables about App and Boone that I want to frame and put up on one of the kitchen walls. And I think the bathroom is going to be gray and light blue? Maybe. We'll see I guess! 
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Chelsee W said...

I love all of the pics!! Yay for moving!!!

Stephanie said...

I can't wait to see what you do with it all after you move!

Pleas(e) and Carrots said...

Ooo I love the shelves around the TV!!

Alexa said...

I've recently become obsessed with the idea of "decorating around the TV" rather than it just sitting on a media stand on its own, and I have that exact same pin on my board! All of your inspiration is beautiful and the apartment is going to look great! Good luck getting everything together these next few weeks :)

Erin LFF said...

YAY! I have read so many posts today about decor and it's making me itch to re-do our whole house haha!!

SimplyTeasing said...

That is so exciting! I Just moved into a house with my boyfriend and decorating has been so much fun! Frustrating at times, but fun. Good luck with the moving process :)

Kallie @ But First, Coffee said...

Lovely picks, decorating a new place is so exciting and overwhelming!
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Becky said...

Ahh even though that pushed your date up that's so exciting!! Can't wait to see how all your decorating turns out :)