My little Venice Beach apartment was featured on the website Houzz.com this week, so I thought I’d share a few photos too.
Last year around this time, I had moved into a new apartment, and shared some photos on my blog. So, now that it’s been over a year, I’ve had some more time to collect a few things…
It took me a while to figure out my bedroom, but I finally love the way it feels bright and cheery. There is no computer in there, no tv and no clock.
I play a little guitar, and that guitar was a very special gift from a very special someone. My dad gave me the pink capo one year for Christmas and it is still one of my favorite objects.
I think my favorite part, aside from they yellow lamp I got on Etsy are the crates on the walls. I saw the idea in someone’s workshop somewhere and thought it was a great idea for displaying things and for storage. I got these from the Ventura Flea market.
This is a little shelf in my shower that was designed and built by Gregory Ainsley (Mr. Ainsley). He’s pretty magical with the tools and I look forward to posting more of the things he builds. (He’s also the special someone who gave me that guitar.
The leather club chair is one of my favorites– we have the same ones in our office and I had to have one in my place too. Jeni from Found Vintage found that one for me.
My apartment is pretty tiny, roughly 600 square feet. You have to get a little creative in terms of storage. Greg put up these skateboard hooks. Brilliant.
This little bookshelf is from Urban Outfitters (online) and I just think it’s the cutest little shelf. When I move someday, I think it will so easily go in any space (or garden).
My favorite thing about this space is that it is mine. When I moved into this apartment, I had no furniture really other than a bed. I had never lived alone (without a roommate of any kind). I loved the process of creating my space and that I didn’t have to please anyone other than myself. I highly recommend every young woman to have her own apartment at some point. Also, I know that I won’t be in this space forever and as I watch a lot of my friends start to have homes and families of their own, I know that this time in my life is more than likely temporary. And I want to love and appreciate every moment of it.
Thanks for listening. Onward.