Surprise! Today’s home decor feature is my apartment! I was inspired by Compass, a real estate website in NYC, and their Starter Stories project to share with you my new apartment and all the work that my boyfriend and I have put into making it home. Since it’s our first apartment together, it’s most definitely been a learning process that has involved a lot of compromise. We’ve only been in the space for about 6 months, so there are still a lot of things that we’re figuring out how to make work, but I am finally ready to do a little unveiling and let you all into my world! Especially since I’ve been talking about this new apartment constantly (like here and here and here, for example).
Now, I adore who I live with and ever since our space has started feeling more like home, I love where we live, but the boyfriend has an opinion on all things decor too. And, as I’m sure you can guess, our tastes don’t really match up 100% of the time. If you’re lucky enough to have a hands-off living partner who doesn’t care what you do, stop reading now because you are one lucky home design diva and you don’t need these tips. Unfortunately for me, there was a lot of tug of war going on, especially early on when we were carving out the space for ourselves.
As much as I just wanted to take control of the situation, I knew that wasn’t the way to go about it. So you learn to compromise and somehow make hideous, out of style end tables work with the space as a whole. You also learn to accept the things that you can’t change.
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My kitchen gadgets I obviously score from Modcloth. It’s a sickness. They have the cutest things.
So yea, our apartment is a mix of the both of us – a little rustic here and little rock and roll there – but isn’t that the point? I’ve carved out my cozy corners and just decorated over the things that I wish I could change and you can too!