Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Coming Down the Pipeline

My roommates commented recently how often they've been mentioned in my blog lately (when I actually post, that is...) and all I have to say is, blogging imitates life! Our sometimes-slow-moving home decorating projects are the only blog-worthy thing I have to show for myself lately, and Ryan Dean recently found something so cool on Etsy that I couldn't resist sharing it with all of you.

These industrial-chic storage solutions from StellaBleuDesigns on Etsy are easily the raddest things I've seen lately. If my room didn't look like a 26-year-old's take on the Pottery Barn Kids catalogue (hey, it's a work in progress...) I would have ordered them for myself! But alas, I've realized lately that I am faaaar too girly. And they are perfect for our resident male! I will be so jealous when these arrive and his room looks amazing (and age-appropriate) and just plain cool. I am not 100% certain, but I think he ordered the Industrial Pipe Shelf Level 3 Wood and the Bookshelf Industrial Pipe Mario Bros Finish Line. I am also totally digging the Industrial Pipe Corner Shelf with Pendant Lighting and the Industrial Garment Rack Triple Level. So definitely check out StellaBleuDesigns ASAP if any of these pieces are striking your fancy!

Bookshelf Industrial Pipe Mario Bros
Industrial Pipe Corner Shelf with Pendant Lighting

Industrial Pipe Shelf Level 3 Wood

Industrial Corner Pipe Shelf

Industrial Garment Rack Triple Level

Monday, April 23, 2012

I'm Just Sitting On the Shelf...

Yep. Of course I had to inject a little She & Him into this title. But really, I wanted to take a chance to show off a quick little project that was lots of fun to do and only took an hour's time and about $35.00.

I am a firm believer in styling your bookshelf because I'm a firm believer in styling everything in your home/apartment/dorm room/bedroom/parents' basement...Wherever you hang your hat. If you are going to have to look at it, especially everyday, it should be beautiful. Yes, even storage. A standing bookshelf works fine, but in NYC I've been exploring the wonderful world of wall shelving. This hangs right over my bed, and no, I am not worried about it falling on my head, since I used a stud-finder. All it took was a little color coordination, a kitschy vintage fan, and the EKBY AMUND shelf ($19.99) in white and 3 EKBY HENSVIK brackets ($5.00 each) from IKEA.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Adorable print from Malobi on Etsy

You guys! I am alive I promise. I could never have imagined how hard it would be to move to a new city, start a new job, completely redecorate a new apartment, AND have time to blog about all of the amazing, inspiring, crazy things I'm seeing on a daily basis. So please bear with me while this dust settles a little. And in turn, I will give you a mini-update on all of the madness happening in my life:

1  Work
Work is good. Work is work, of course, but work is good. I love designing, and I love waking up every morning and getting on the train like a worker bee swarming midtown with all the others as we pour out of the Rockefellar Plaza subway station headed for 5th avenue. The novelty of that still hasn't worn off, and I'm hoping it won't for at least a year...

2  Apartment
Still chaos. We've painted every room but one, and we've technically finished none of them...But the kitchen is the farthest along. Pictures coming ASAP. My own bedroom will be spectacular, and just for a teaser, I've done a little matte/glossy tone-on-tone paint stripe that I can't wait to show you. But for now, there is just stuff everywhere. Nothing organized. Stressful? yes. But somehow we're all managing...

3  Life
Fun. I am having a ton of cool, new experiences. And I am seeing a ton of live theatre, which has always been one of my favorite things in life...For that aspect alone, I couldn't be more at home in NYC. I am enjoying making new friends in the workplace, through roommates, and on my own too. I am just having a blast.

4  The City
I am confident that I feel about New York the way people feel when they've met their soulmate. When you know, you just know. I was always meant to live here, and for now, I can't imagine ever leaving.

5  A Promise
Things are stabilizing so much that I can guarantee you regularly updated (DAILY) content every day starting in May. In fact, that is a goal I am forcing myself to stick to. So you can all, hopefully, look forward to that!

Lots of love,