Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Home Tour

I've been waiting 5 months to show everyone our glorious new apartment, and now the day has finally come! Now let's get started!

My boyfriend and I found this gem of an apartment back in October of 2013. I had been on the hunt for a 1920's apartment with hardwood floors, a tiled kitchen and bathroom, and plenty of white space to decorate with tons of color. I stumbled upon this apartment after a friend of mine signed the lease on a different apartment in the complex. Once I walked in, I knew it was the one! Ever since, I've been filling this space with my favorite pieces of art, furniture, and little knick-knacks. It is an ever-growing project, and I know I will never really be "finished", but for now I'd say it looks pretty good. It is on the east side of Los Angeles, in a little neighborhood known as Los Feliz. I love being here because we're so close to Griffith Park, the Observatory, and some of my all-time favorite restaurants and shops (a post on that is coming later).

 I love the door mat that I purchased from Lulu + Georgia. It's so cheerful, just like the apartment!


 { Living room }


{ I love the mix of colors and patterns in this room. I wanted to give it an old Hollywood feel so I purchased the faux suede navy blue tufted touch from Macy's as soon as I saw it. I wanted to mix in modern which is why I chose the chevron rug. As for the chair, I'm a sucker for anything that resembles Palm Springs, and that chair really has that feel to it. It was purchased from Joss & Main! People always comment on my Elvis life-sized stand-up. I LOVE to make people smile and this was my way of keeping the room less serious. Sadly most of the time I keep it tucked away in our bedroom closet because Ringo loves to scratch it  }



{ I scoured Etsy for prints I'd been coveting for years, such as the Royal Tenenbaums print by Nan Lawson, as well as a Rifle Paper Co print and one that I purchased at Sugar Paper! The little 1920's girls were purchased from Flapper Doodle }





{ ^ I am obsessed with my White Faux Taxidermy unicorn head! This company makes the most beautiful fake animal heads that I've ever seen and they are really reasonably priced and fast to send! I also love my little squeaky poodle doll from my favorite little shop called Pygmy Hippo Shoppe! Unfortunately, I didn't know that they sold a cat version until after this photo was taken! Of course, I had to get one to keep my poodle company }

{ Kitchen }



{ Flowers by Clementine Floral Works in Silver Lake, Bar Cart purchased from Ikea }





 { I think the kitchen is probably my pride and joy. I put a lot of effort into making this room as cheerful as possible! Starting with my set of bright yellow metal chairs from Overstock.com, I built the room around those chairs. My favorite pieces in the kitchen are my wood die-cut signs from Everyday Is A Holiday. Jenny and Aaron are the sweetest people and make every effort to make sure you get your signs promptly and are happy and satisfied with your order(s)! Truth be told, I actually just ordered their jumbo stack of pancakes die cut and I have no idea where to put it. I'm going to run out of room! :) }


{ Bathroom }



{ Bedroom }


{ As if you couldn't guess already, I love sweets! If I had it my way, I'd be wearing a donut sweater, ice cream earrings, and eating a cupcake at the same time. So the only logical thing to do while planning this room was to hunt down the coziest, cutest dessert decor I could find. The donut and ice cream pillows are from Dylan's Candy Bar. There's a cupcake, too, but I decided two were enough. The typewriter purse is by Kate Spade and was purchased for me as a birthday gift by my boyfriend. The gold dots on the wall are by UW Decals (There are even more of them on the wall that isn't visible! I love gold confetti and have no qualms putting it anywhere }


{ The illustration on the wall was designed by Neiko of PaperPlants on Etsy. I love it so much and she captured Ringo so perfectly! }



{ Random shots for fun }


{ I can't get enough of Oh Joy for Target! I bought so much from the line it's ridiculous! }


{ Ringo was basically the star of the show. I counted and he appeared in almost every room shot! }


We are lucky to have a gorgeous fountain right outside our living room! I couldn't have asked for anything more soothing. I always think that it's raining and then I remember what it is. There's a bench that's not pictured here. I would love to just sit and read by it. I'm definitely going to plan on that happening once it gets warmer out (which has already started happening)

All photography by Desiree Asher Photography

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful apartment and shots! A lovely place to eat donuts with Elvis and Ringo.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very colourful! you have very good taste for decoration. An apartment with a lovely personality. It´s great finding Ringo everywhere. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Just love your apartment! I will send you one of my Sea Blossom soaps that will go with all the sweets. It's Chocolate Raspberry Vanilla Truffle Goat Milk.

    ReplyDelete