Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A tour of my new apartment

As you know, I moved into a new apartment about two weeks ago. When I was searching for an apartment, I really wanted clean and modern. However, I fell in love with a quirky attic apartment. And I must say, I adore it. It's heaven. It's been a lot of work, but I am enjoying decorating my own place again. Good fortune has smiled on me, and I am so grateful. Here is a tour, hope you enjoy. As you know, I decorate on a very small budget. Almost everything here is from flea markets, second hand shops or the curb.

Living Room

The new two-tier table is from a flea market. Paintings over the sofa are by me, and vases in the corner are spray painted by me. Of course I am using a lot of pink and white. I've been adding pops of turquoise and black as well.

The living room is a large L-shape. I didn't really like the mirror tiled walls at first, but I'm starting to like them. They kind of go with the glam environment I'm trying to create. I love having room to prop my paintings, makes me feel like a real artist. My paintings have always been hidden away in a closet. And speaking of closets, this place has a ton of storage - two large walk-in closets and a crawl space.


Such a luxury! I love having a hallway! My plans are to turn this into an art gallery. I want to display some of my photos.

I'm happy to have a place to display some toys. I narrowed it down to just a few of my favorites. As you can see, Dunnys are my favorite.

My bedroom is flirting with minimalism. I wanted to create a monastic bedroom, although I'm not sure I ever saw hot pink in a monk's room.


You know I'm a stickler for organization.  The key to keeping your bathroom organized is a functional medicine cabinet.  But why go for just function?  You can have beauty too. If you are in the market for one, check out these medicine cabinets.

The deck is the reason I fell in love with the place. How marvelous to have a deck off of the kitchen. It's been many years since I've had natural light in a kitchen, and what a luxury it is. I love how I feel as if I'm living in a tree house. I can't wait to decorate the deck and am thinking of starting an herb garden.

There's a funny alcove in the kitchen where I store my dishes.

The tile and the counter top are not what I would have chosen. But at least they are new and clean.
Here is the view from the glass doors in the kitchen. Like I said, it's heaven. I love sitting out here in the trees and listening to the crickets.

I hope you enjoyed this tour! I'll be sure to keep you posted as I make changes to the place. Right now I am working on new paintings for the living room. Stay tuned.


Jessie said...

Looks great! I love the layout. It seems like a perfect fit for you. :)


It's peaceful and fabulous!

Donna said...

I absolutely love your apartment! It is so colorful and cheerful - and I agree, the deck off the kitchen is to-die-for! I don't have a single window in my kitchen, no natural light whatsoever. I'd love to have your kitchen setup!!... Donna

kim. said...

Sorry I haven't stopped by in a while. Your new place is fantastic! Congrats Peggy!!!


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