Here's a first look at my new apartment. It's humble and small, and I love it! I love it more than any where I've lived in a long while. After years of living in old buildings, I have a new appreciation for clean and modern.
I love that the apartment has a little entry way. I have one of my paintings hanging there. The air conditioner is an eye sore, but thank God it's there. It's a necessity. I've actually used it already! Who would have thought it would be 87 degrees in March!
Here's the living room, proudly displaying my Dee Adams painting. My stuff fit perfectly! There is nothing new here. I'd love to have a new lamp where my moon lamp is. I can see the lamp in my head: oversized, mid-century, Danish-inspired, turquoise....I hope to find it at a flea market this summer! I have an oversized ottoman that I am currently recovering and hope to show you soon.
Here's the view to the entry way from the sofa. Not really a fan of carpet, but I like that this carpet is neutral and unobtrusive. It's great to walk around unselfconsciously. I prefer wood floors, but everywhere I've lived the floors creaked. The building is so quiet it's wonderful. I can't hear cars, sirens, buses, planes, helicopters or trains (like I could at my previous place)!
As you know, I purged a great deal and went with a simple aesthetic, all though colorful. Wish I could paint the walls! Here is a view of the island separating the living room from the kitchen. I love it! It's so cute and efficient. This is by far the most efficient kitchen I've ever had. I'd like to get a couple of cute stools to put by the island.
Here's a view from my living area to the kitchen. Cupboards are pretty generic, but at least they are clean and new, and there are a lot of them. I'm able to store computer, art and photography supplies in them. That's a lucky thing because my closets are teeny tiny! I love my Urban Outfitters rug there. I bought this rug sometime ago and thought it had been a mistake. It didn't fit in my last apartment, but it's perfect here.
I wish I could paint the cupboards and take the doors off. But it's a rental. I'm really pleased with this apartment. There are all kinds of little luxuries. There are plenty of outlets, which is a blessing. There's actually an outlet for my blow dryer in the bathroom and medicine cabinet! Two luxuries I have been without for a long time. There's on site laundry. And, thank God I don't have to walk up three flights of stairs anymore! But the best part is the simplicity. It only takes me 10-15 minutes to clean the whole place!
The bedroom needs a little work, so I'll show that to you at a later date. As you know, my place is always a work in progress. Thanks for reading! Hope you have a great weekend. xxoo