I just have to keep reminding myself that these things take time and it’s okay if it’s not 100% done all at once.
When we moved to Connecticut, I really wanted to have our apartment in complete order within three weeks. This turned out to be impossible, especially since our trip to Bonaire was in that self-ordered timeline. All the furniture I had in NYC was from Ikea, a gracious college graduation gift. (Except for the pink couch which I bought impulsively online and the West Elm desk which was the only desk I could find to fit in that tiny nook.) I really did love what I had and it worked perfectly for the space. However, things started to fall apart this summer, especially the $24 coffee table!
The only piece of furniture that I brought from New York is this bookshelf. Other than that, we had a complete fresh start. It was really important to me that we decorate the apartment in a gender neutral, cohesive way. Aka… No. More. Pink.
I will definitely be doing a full tour with pictures soon, but we’re still working on finalizing everything. As I mentioned earlier, that three week timeline was completely ridiculous thinking on my end. Between furniture deliveries and delays (so many delays…) and figuring out how the space would really work for us, I needed more time to get everything together. Plus, I feel like it’s those little details at the end that really bring everything together and I’m absolutely still working on those.
After scouring Pinterest for inspiration (duh), I really wanted to go for a coastal/Americana look without dipping into the cheesy/beachy look. I worked with Havenly again to help decorate our living room and we’ve been piecing together the bedroom on our own. Here’s a sneak peek with what to expect:
We have one bedside table and another supposedly on its way along with a dresser, finally! We’re getting there, we’re getting there. The office still needs a little (er, a lot of) work, but here’s the inspiration for that space.