i moved into my new apartment over the summer and didn’t have the urge to decorate. instead of forcing the process, i decided to wait until the home decor spirit struck. well, it finally happened. while on the way to my favorite ethiopian take out spot, i stumbled upon simon vintage, a haven for well curated and reasonably priced vintage goods. never the person to walk past a vintage or thrift store, i swiftly walked in and found a gem of a place.
i spotted the green cubes and instantly thought they would make an excellent coffee table. the owner thoughtfully suggested i place a piece of glass on top that a previous customer had taken from a large coffee table. due to my self-control issues, i was forced to also purchase the vintage ceramic lion. needless to say, i’m in love with my new coffee table–much classier than those wood palettes.
btw, that black and white photo is a picture of my granny at 14. everybody thinks it’s me–our resemblance is crazy!
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as a recovering etsy addict, i only venture to the website with a purpose in mind. this morning, i’ve been on a hunt for new wall art, and decided to search etsy for watercolor paintings. the above prints and originals would make great additions to my collage wall!
all via mica blue
we here at politics and fashion reject the notion that personal style and interior design are synonymous with materialism and over-priced goods. wednesday windup is devoted to this concept by providing some “hump day” goodness with affordable price tags. enjoy!
instead of lattes, my weekly splurge is fresh flowers. i love the way they brighten a room. peonies and sunflowers are my favorites, but i’ll literally take anything that has a green stem and place it in a vase. this bunch was only $2.99 at the grocery store and it’s lasted all week thanks to some tlc.
what are your splurges?
when i saw jill ricci’s mixed media piece, justina blakeney immediately came to mind. justina’s an interior designer extraordinaire, the type who makes home decor look effortless, and her valentine’s day fort made me smile. can you imagine cuddling up next to your boo under this thing?!? ohmygahhhh…
art to inspiration is a project sponsored by chevrons and eclairs. wanna join? go here.
i’m moving to my first studio apartment! for most, transitioning to a smaller home is not cause to celebrate; however, i think the challenge of decorating a small space is dope. after all, how much space does one person really need?
first things first, let’s decorate the foyer: i’m envisioning a turquoise accent wall with a mirrored console table, african masks (don’t buy unless fair-trade), a table lamp, and fresh flowers. that’s it–the wall color calls for minimal accessorizing.
i can’t wait to see how the table reflects the masks and bright wall!