So I am moving at the end of this month into my very own apartment. Daunting yet truly exciting! I am finding myself looking for inspiration on how to decorate this new space that I can call my very own. I love both vintage and modern so I am looking for an eclectic mix of the two. The below images showcase rooms and items with a more vintage feel, however I may just plop a modern piece in here and there.
The kitchen is a galley kitchen, I am attracted to the look of butcher blocks with white and silver accents. I definitely would like a hutch (see past white pantry post here) and I am toying with the idea of these oak open shelves. Dust and greece are my main concerns, if anyone has advice on this please share. The bathroom I would like to be serene, feminine, and comfortable. I am working with 1/4 the space of the lofted bathroom below but the colors and wood beams are wonderful! Aged wood, wicker and accents of apothecary bottles, and silver specialities are a must. For dining, I like white seat covers with dark wood and love the large mirror as a backdrop. A few other homey items like a bench seat and ruffled bed dress just might be the touches I am looking for. Oh and let’s not forget about a little bit of lux, a chandelier would be absolute heaven! DIY network is about to become my new best friend.
1. Elle Decoration SA blog, 3. The Inspired Room, & 4. Home Interiors, spotted on Decorology, 5. RMSer LewisDesigns, HGTV.com, 6. Country Living spotted on the inspired room, 2, 7, 8, & 9. spotted on This is Glamorous
Well, this is going to be quite the apartment m’dear! Yes, both dust and grease splatters and splashes will land on your pretty white pantry items. I have open shelving far far away from my stove and lately I have been wishing that most of it was covered up and not with the layer of dust:) However, I do love the look of exposed kitchen items like mason jars with popcorn, beans, cereal and pasta. The next time I redecorate/move I think I will keep the things I use day to day exposed. Such as my everyday mugs, bowls, jars of lentils, popcorn, dried teas and teapots. Kind of similar to picture #6 And all the other items will be stored behind dust free doors of some sort. That way you are washing those items everyday/week anyway. A pretty and stress free kitchen. That is my advice:) Can’t wait to see pictures of the new apt.!
That is so exciting!! We have to get together soon for a little interior design inspiration.
Good luck with the move..
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