I finished one of my 2013 goals of decorating my apartment to enter Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool Spaces contest! I’m so happy with my home. I am really proud of turning this apartment into a place I truly enjoy spending time in and showing off. Please stop by Apartment Therapy’s site and vote for my place and any others that you like!
I love having a full size couch. In my old apartment I could only fit a loveseat, and it was a little too small for company or comfortable naps. Plus, I got to add some pillows that I made!
This is one of my favorite details. On the table next to my couch I have a framed copy of The Maneater, the student newspaper where I worked in college. I also placed the copy of New York magazine from Hurricane Sandy. The clock is from an art fair in my hometown.
I finally cleaned up this bookshelf and it is so much prettier and easier to use.
My kitchen is one of the biggest areas in my apartment. I love having the bookshelf and table over there so I can use that area more.
This is another favorite part of my apartment. The paintings on the wall are from myself and my family. I love having such a personal touch on display. You can see my screen printing projects that I’ve hung up here and here.
And my bedroom! It was one of the last rooms I worked on but now it’s one of the best places to spend time. I love the bedding and another handmade pillow case. I love the diy jewelry display. And you know I love the embroidery display.
I have some old screens that I used to separate areas in my last studio apartment. Now I use them to display cards I have received. I put some of the same hot pink paper from my kitchen cabinets into the windows of my Ikea dresser. That mirror is from Ikea, too, and I love how it’s (at least a little) ornate.
Thanks for checking out my apartment. I wasn’t able to include all these pictures in my entry, but I’m so proud of the entire space.